What is a pedestrian accident?
A pedestrian accident is a type of road traffic accident involving a vehicle and a person on foot. These accidents can cause serious injury and are often fatal.
Because pedestrian accidents are often so serious, you may need medical treatment as a result. This means that you will be claiming compensation for your injuries as well as any time off work, for example, as a result of the accident.
Complete the form or call us on 0330 056 2180 to see if you can make a claim.
What information do I need to make a pedestrian injury claim?
Any information you can provide us about the pedestrian accident that would support your claim is invaluable. However, there are two main things that need to be established:
- Proof of injury – a professional medical assessment of your injury will help us evidence your injury and its severity.
- Liability – this is more complex but arguably the most important factor in your claim. You need to be able to prove that another party was liable for causing your injuries.
How long do I have to make a pedestrian injury claim?
You have three years from the date of the accident in which to start a pedestrian accident claim, or three years from the date of turning 18 if the accident happened when you were a child.
However, if your accident happened outside of the UK, there may be a different timescale. If this is the case with your accident, we’d advise seeking professional legal advice straight away so you don’t miss the window for making your claim.
Making a pedestrian injury claim with PM Law
PM Law are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve following a pedestrian accident. Whether you’re suffering from serious injuries or experiencing severe financial consequences from the accident – our pedestrian claims solicitors will handle your claim with professionalism and transparency.
Contact us today to give us some basic information about your pedestrian claim. After an initial discussion, we’ll tell you if we think you’ve got a claim. We’ll then continue to work with you to gather detailed information about the accident and your injuries to support your claim.
Use the number below to call our friendly pedestrian accident solicitors directly or fill out the contact from.
Why choose PM Law?
We have assisted thousands of people across England and Wales in making successful pedestrian injury claims. We’re here to help you claim the compensation you deserve, to aid your recovery and to help you move forward in life.
Pedestrian Injury Claims FAQs
Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Look at the FAQs below for more information on our pedestrian injury claims process.
As with most personal injury claims, there are a variety of factors that determine how much compensation you could get. The severity of your injuries is one of the most crucial factors in deciding how much in damages you’re entitled to.
The main causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Drivers speeding
- Drivers not stopping at red lights or crossings
- Drivers under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Reckless driving or a driver not paying attention to the road
It can be difficult to know what to do if you’re involved in pedestrian accident – they can cause serious injury and often leave pedestrians in shock as a result. The first thing we advise doing is seeking medical help as soon as possible. If you can’t call an ambulance yourself, you should try to attract the attention of any passers-by to assist you.
It’s important that you make a note of your injuries if possible as well as the details of the driver who hit you. Any witnesses that you can get the details of will be helpful in supporting your claim, too.
Once you’re safe and your injuries have been treated, give us a call to discuss the details of your pedestrian accident claim.
With our 'No Deductions' service, we represent you at no cost to you. We work on a 'No Win No Fee' basis, but we don't deduct anything from your final settlement. It is common for law firms to deduct a 'success fee' of up to 25% of the final figure. However, because most of our clients come via referrals or search engines, our marketing costs remain very low. We're therefore able to keep our overall costs low and can claim our fees back from the defendant (the person or organisation reponsible for your injuries).
There may be a small insurance premium to pay for 'After the Event' insurance, which is only payable if you win your case. This protects you from having to pay any of the defendant's legal fees. If you already have Legal Expenses Insurance in place (for example, it may already be included with your Home Insurance) then you won't need to pay for this insurance.
Either way, insurance premiums will be your only costs, and you won't need to pay us anything for your legal representation.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, your claim could go to court. It is unlikely, however, as only around 5% of all personal injury claims go to court.
The outcome of your claim will depend heavily on the evidence you’re able to provide. The most important pieces of evidence you can provide should:
- Show evidence of your injuries
- Show evidence that someone else is responsible for said injuries
- Show evidence of the expenses you have incurred
We may ask for other forms of evidence, but these are often the most crucial. In short, keep a record of everything you think is relevant and get the details of any witnesses if there are any.