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Pedestrian Accident Compensation Claims
As a pedestrian, you are particularly vulnerable to suffering catastrophic and even fatal injuries in road traffic accidents due to the lack of any physical protection, compared to vehicle drivers. If you’ve been injured in an accident, in which you were a pedestrian, that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Pedestrians involved in accidents can suffer a range of injuries, including minor injuries such as scrapes, cuts, bruises, and sprains, as well as more severe injuries such as broken bones, head, brain, and spinal injuries, emotional/psychological trauma, and fatal injury. If you’ve been injured in an accident as a pedestrian, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible and document any injuries sustained.
Before you can make a claim for compensation, it’s necessary to establish that the other road user owed you a duty of care, and due to their negligence, that duty was broken, and you sustained injuries as a result. Common instances of driver negligence include failing to stop at traffic lights or at crossings, being distracted by mobile phones or other devices, speeding, driving recklessly, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you believe the driver was at fault for the accident, contact Primus Solicitors to see if you have a case for compensation.
To strengthen your case for compensation, it’s important to gather as much evidence as possible. This includes CCTV footage, dash cam footage from yourself or witnesses, witness details, and police reports if you reported the accident to the police. This information will ensure your compensation claim process can be dealt with in a more efficient manner, and you will receive your compensation sooner.
The payout for a pedestrian accident claim depends on the severity of injuries, as every pedestrian accident claim is assessed individually, and compensation depends on your specific circumstances. There are a number of losses that can arise from a pedestrian accident claim, including general damages, additional travel expenses, and loss of earnings. General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the collision, as well as any loss of amenities. Special damages are compensation for any financial losses, such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, and even the cost of items of clothing damaged in the accident.
Most people will have three years to make a this type of accident compensation claim, however, it does not always take three years and it depends on the individual circumstances of each case and whether the defendant you believe was at fault admits responsibility. If the defendant you believe was at fault does not admit liability, your claim can take longer as there will be a negotiation process, and further evidence may be required, which may lead to having to go to court for a judge to decide. This is why it’s important to begin the process as soon as possible if you have suffered an injury from a pedestrian accident that wasn’t your fault.
At Primus Solicitors, we understand the complex nature of accident compensation claims and offer free legal advice. As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis, which means if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs. If you’re looking for the best medical negligence solicitors UK, medical negligence experts, specialist medical negligence solicitors, medical negligence claim solicitors or lawyers for hospital negligence.
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