Pedestrian Accidents Claims
Research into pedestrian accidents reveals that more than 7000 pedestrians are killed and approximately 75,000 seriously injured in accidents in Europe every year. In the United Kingdom, a study in 1998 showed, unsurprisingly, that children and the elderly are most likely to be injured as pedestrians in accidents. People aged over 60 were more likely to suffer fatal injuries in accidents whereas children between 10 and 15 were most likely to receive serious injuries resulting in long-term disability.
Everyone of us appreciates the inexorable rise in motor car usage. Our roads become ever busier and our lives more pressurised. Accidents become more likely and it is usually the pedestrian who comes off worst and suffers the most injuries since he or she is the most vulnerable.
Clearly, if you do suffer significant injury as a pedestrian, you may make a claim for compensation for your injury if another road user did not take enough care and was responsible for the accident resulting in injury.
Unfortunately, there are any number of ways in which pedestrians may injured in road traffic accidents.
Injured in an accident
crossing the road and struck by a motor car.
Injured in an accident
crossing the road when hit by motorcycle.
Suffering injury in collision
accident with cyclist on the pavement or in the road
Hit by emergency vehicles,
such as police cars or ambulances answering emergency
calls and sustaining injury
- Accident causing injury when alighting from a bus or a taxi through the carelessness of the bus driver of the taxi driver
In accidents taking place in the last three years
where you wish to make claims, Accident Aid for
pedestrian accidents can help you to get compensation
for your injury in any pedestrian accident if the
accident where another road user did not take
enough care and was responsible for the accident.
As well as recovering compensation for your
injuires, Accident Aid will also assist you in
claiming compensation for any financial losses
suffered. These may include loss of earnings, damage to
clothing, watches and jewellery and out-of-pocket
expenses such as the cost of travel to and from doctors
and hospitals as well as prescription charges and the
cost of any medical after-care that may be required.
Your claim will be handled by an experienced
accidents / personal injury lawyer member of the
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Accident Aid and
the lawyers with whom we work will ensure that your
compensation claim is dealt with as quickly and
efficiently as possible and you receive your
compensation award in full. You will not have to pay
anything for your accident claim whether you win or lose
your claim for compensation and there will be no
deductions from any compensation award in your favour.
To make a claim either call
Accident Aid on 0800 180 4780 or forward your query
without any obligation to Accident Aid by email and you
will be contacted by an accident injury lawyer who will
advise as to whether you may be entitled to claim
compensation for your injury and any other losses you
may have sustained.