Pedestrian accidents compensation claims

Navigating the repercussions of a pedestrian accident can be overwhelming. At Enable Law, we understand the complexities and challenges you face – physically, emotionally, and financially.

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian due to someone else’s negligence, we’re here to guide you through the process of making a compensation claim. Let’s talk about how we can help you on your road to recovery.

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Understanding pedestrian accidents and injuries

A pedestrian accident describes any incident where a person on foot is injured due to an encounter with a vehicle or, in broader terms, any external factor that should have been controllable. 

It’s not just about cars hitting people; these accidents can occur in various scenarios, each with its own complexities. Here’s a closer look at what can count as a pedestrian accident:

  • Vehicle collisions: The most common scenario involves a pedestrian being hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other type of motor vehicle. These incidents often occur on pavements, on pathways, in car parks, or while a person is walking along the roadside.
  • Bicycle accidents: Pedestrians might also be injured by bicyclists, especially in areas where bike paths intersect with pedestrian walkways or in crowded urban environments where bicycles and pedestrians share close quarters.
  • Public transportation incidents: Accidents involving buses, trams, or trains, whether it’s being struck by one of these vehicles or injured while embarking or disembarking, fall under pedestrian accidents.
  • Slips, trips, and falls on public pathways: Injuries resulting from poorly maintained pavements, car parks, or public walkways, such as those caused by potholes, uneven surfaces, or ice and snow, are also categorised under pedestrian accidents. These cases often involve a failure by the responsible party to maintain a safe environment.
  • Electric scooters and other personal mobility devices: The rising popularity of electric scooters and similar devices has led to an increase in accidents involving pedestrians. These can occur when a pedestrian is struck by an e-scooter or when trying to navigate around them on shared paths.
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Your rights and eligibility

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident that was someone else’s fault, you have the right to seek compensation. Eligibility depends on proving the other party’s negligence, such as a driver’s failure to observe traffic laws. However, claims might be affected if you were found to be partially at fault or if the accident occurred under exceptional circumstances, like crossing the road in an unsafe area.

How can compensation help?

While no amount of money can reverse the harm caused, compensation plays an important role in addressing the financial challenges posed by your accident. It can cover medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation costs, and more. Furthermore, filing a claim can drive accountability for the wrongdoing and ensure changes to prevent similar incidents happening to someone else in the future.

Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a pedestrian accident lawyer

Choosing a solicitor with extensive experience in road traffic injury cases can be really beneficial to the success of your case. Enable Law stands out with a team of experts dedicated to pedestrian accident claims. We’re committed to guiding you through these challenging times with expertise and empathy. If you or a loved one has been affected by a pedestrian accident, reach out to us today to see how we can support your journey towards justice and recovery.

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