Pedestrian Accident Claims
Contacting us about your pedestrian accident claim
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable road users. With very little protection from vehicles, pedestrian accidents often cause serious injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, we’re very sorry. Not only is it very likely that your accident was completed unexpected, it’s also very likely that your injuries have had a severe impact on your life.
Although we may not have personally experienced an accident like yours, we do have over 20 years’ experience working with people just like you, who’ve suffered an injury in an accident that wasn’t their fault and as a result have been left physically, emotionally and financially worse off.
If you’re thinking of contacting us about your pedestrian accident, we’re proud to say we can help.
We’re able to give you free, confidential advice tailored to your specific situation. This means you can talk to us about your accident and ask any questions you have with absolutely no pressure to start a claim.
If you feel ready to speak to us about what happened, and would like to find out whether we think you’re eligible to start a pedestrian accident claim, then please call us for free on 0800 540 4258 today to talk to one of our friendly legally trained advisors.
Contacting us on someone else’s behalf
Unfortunately, when pedestrian accidents happen there is a chance that the person involved can suffer from life changing injuries and be left dependent on those around them.
As a friend or family member of someone who has been injured as the result of a pedestrian accident, you may have thought about how you can get the person you care about the financial support, apology and compensation they deserve and need.
Your loved one may not feel comfortable speaking to us themselves, or they may be physically unable to seek advice on their own. If you’re thinking of contacting us on behalf of a friend or family member, then we’re here to help.
Any call to us is free and advisory, which means you can ask us about the claims process with absolutely no pressure to start a claim.
Contacting us about a child
If your child has been injured in a pedestrian accident, then we’re sorry. We appreciate how difficult it must be to have to see your child in pain or traumatised by their experience.
Just because your child is under 18 doesn’t mean they can’t receive compensation. We can help you to start a claim on behalf of your child.
We know how much of an impact an accident can have on a child’s life and future. Compensation could ensure that they are able to get the help and support they need.
As a parent or guardian, it’s likely that you needed to take time off work to look after your child, so although the first priority is to get your child the compensation they need, it’s likely you can also receive compensation to help to cover the financial impact on your own life.
Did you suffer a serious injury?
We know that you may be unsure as to whether your injury would be considered to be serious. In fact, we speak to people every day who have been severely injured but do not consider themselves to have suffered a serious or life-changing injury.
The below can help you to understand what we consider to be a serious injury:
- Ongoing, lengthy or repeated hospital visits
- Significant time off work
- Care needed or given from loved ones or professionals
If you’re at all unsure, our friendly, legally trained advisors can help you understand if you’ve suffered a serious injury with one phone call. You can contact us on 0800 540 4258 for free for advice or to find out whether you have a claim.
Starting a pedestrian accident claim
We work hard to make starting a pedestrian accident as straightforward as possible.
We don’t want you to feel pressured or unsure about making a claim, and equally we don’t want you to have to spend your time trying to find an experienced solicitor who will work with your claim.
That’s why when you contact us we take the time to listen to your experience to find out the best way we can help you.
We’ll take the stress out of finding the right solicitor and, with your permission, we can transfer you to them, typically on the same call.
Your solicitor will then be able to give you more information about your potential claim and will guide you through the first steps to starting your case. Your solicitor will keep you fully informed throughout the whole claims process.
Are you eligible to claim?
You may be eligible to make a claim if you’ve suffered an injury from an accident that happened in the last three years. Your accident must have been caused by somebody else; whether that’s reckless driver, faulty traffic light system or by damaged road or pavement surfaces.
There are some instances where you may have longer than three years to make a claim. For example, if a child suffered a pedestrian accident they would have up to three years after their 18th birthday to claim.
If your loved one has suffered from a head or brain trauma which has left them unable to make legal decisions in their own best interests, then you would have longer than three years to claim on their behalf.
Your compensation is negotiated on your behalf by your solicitor, who talks to the responsible party to make sure you’re getting the settlement you deserve.
They’ll work hard to make sure your compensation covers any:
- Loss of earnings you’ve suffered
- Future loss of income you might suffer
- Costs for adapting your home or car
- Loss of amenity, such as the cost of having to stop spare time activities
- Care given even for free from family members
We’re unable to advise you how much compensation you might receive when you give us a call, simply because this figure can change as we understand more about your experience, the nature of your recovery and the costs you’ve accumulated.
But if you’d like a guideline figure on how much compensation you might be able to receive, you can try our industry-leading compensation calculator. Our calculator asks you some questions about your experience and gives you an estimated figure of how much your claim might be worth.
Early compensation payments
In more serious cases your solicitor can negotiate for you to receive an early compensation payment, also known as an interim payment. These payments are there to make sure your immediate needs are met.
For example, your immediate needs may include the cost of hotels for your family so that they are close to you, or for equipment to help you get about. Also, if you can’t afford your rental or mortgage payments as a result of your accident, you may be able to receive an interim payment to help to cover this.
We can help you after your pedestrian accident
Being involved in any type of accident can be a shocking and stressful experience, but when an accident involves a pedestrian it can be extremely traumatic.
Receiving compensation for your injury can help you to get the support you need so that you can regain as much of your independence as possible.
We can provide you with the advice you need for free; and by finding the right solicitor for your case, we take as much of the stress out of the claims process as possible so that you have the time to focus on other things.
First and foremost, we offer an advisory service and are here to listen. If you’re ready to speak to us, whether for advice or to start your claim, please call us today for free on 0800 540 4258 . Or, complete the form below and we’ll call you back.