Road Traffic Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in road-traffic accidents.

Thousands of collisions involving pedestrians are reported each year, most of which result in serious or life-threatening injuries.

If you were injured as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident, our expert team can help provide the legal service and support you need.  Contact us today for a free telephone consultation and our dedicated team will advise you on how we can assist you in securing compensation for your injuries.

As with most personal injury claims, if you are claiming compensation as a pedestrian, you will need to prove that the accident was caused through the negligence of someone else. It is always advisable to take photographs to the accident locus, details of the parties involved and any witnesses to the accident. We also advise that you contact the police as soon as possible after the accident and report the incident.

If you are unsure about whether you have a claim as a pedestrian, you can contact us on 020 3876 7643 for a free telephone consultation about your claim with one of our lawyers. Alternatively, you can read answers to the most commonly asked questions about pedestrian accidents below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CLAIMS INVOLVING PEDESTRIANS

1. What is a pedestrian accident?

A pedestrian accident when a person on foot is involved in a road traffic collision with a vehicle.

2. How do I know I am eligible to claim compensation as a pedestrian?

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and sustained injuries as a pedestrian through the negligence of someone else, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Our team has extensive experience in dealing with claims involving pedestrians and can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Contact us on 020 3876 7643 for a free telephone consultation about your claim with one of our lawyers or email us on enquiries@mergullaw.co.uk. You can also contact us using our quick and easy online claim form. Our team will be in touch with you within 24 hours of receiving your information.

3. How can I fund my pedestrian accident claim?

If you do not have funding through a trade union or a legal expenses insurance policy, we can deal with your claim on a no-win no-fee basis through a conditional fee agreement.  ‘No win, no fee’ is a term used to describe an agreement between lawyer and client, whereby legal fees only become payable in certain circumstances. If your claim for personal-injury compensation is unsuccessful, you will not pay us anything. If, on the other hand, you win your case, you may have to pay us a percentage of your compensation. If you are not sure about how to fund your claim, contact us on 020 3876 7643 so that one of our team can advise you on your options.

4. Will I need to provide evidence to seek compensation for my pedestrian accident claim?

The more information you provide, the quicker and easier it is for us to deal with your claim. It is always advisable to take photographs to the accident locus, details of the parties involved and any witnesses to the accident. We also advise that you contact the police as soon as possible after the accident and report the incident.

If the at-fault driver fled the scene without exchanging details or was uninsured, you may still be able to seek compensation. Contact our specialist team today for further advice.

5. Are there any time limits on making a claim as a pedestrian?

The law mandates that a personal injury compensation claim be started within three years from the date of injury. The sooner you approach us, the easier and quicker it is for us to commence your claim.