Pedestrian Accident Claims

Pedestrian Accident Claims

If you have ever been injured as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation. HNK Solicitors have years of experience in handling pedestrian accident claims and can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

According to the Department of Transport, there were a reported 160,597 causalities due to road traffic accidents in 2018. In the same year there were 22,432 reported pedestrian casualties and 456 pedestrian fatalities. Over half of road deaths occur in vulnerable road users, this includes pedestrians, pedal cyclists, and motorcyclists. A pedestrian is incredibly vulnerable on the road because they do not have the same physical protection as other road users. This means they are particularly at risk of suffering catastrophic, long-term, and even fatal injuries.

A pedestrian accident can have a huge impact on your life. It can cause not just pain and suffering from physical injury but also long-term psychological suffering. Pedestrians involved in a road traffic accident may never fully recover and may even suffer long-term medical problems.

HNK Solicitors client care is at the forefront of everything we do. When taking on your pedestrian accident claim we ensure you get the best quality rehabilitation and treatment and work tirelessly to offer round the clock care and support to help you adapt and look to the future. Our expert pedestrian accident solicitors fight hard to get the compensation you deserve to make sure you are not left out of pocket.

How do I claim?

Step 1

Get in touch using our contact forms or any details provided throughout the site.

Step 2

We will arrange a free consultation with you to discuss your claim.

Step 3

If you have a valid claim, we will accept your case on a No Win No Fee basis.

Step 4

HNK Solicitors obtain £10,900 for a Claimant following the unlawful retention of their data by Police

Read about how HNK Solicitors successfully obtained £10,900 for a claimant after their data was unlawfully retained by police.

What can I claim for after being involved in a pedestrian accident?

After a pedestrian accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation for numerous things, including:

• Injuries such as cuts, bruises and broken bones
• Major injuries such as brain damage or loss of limbs
• Psychological injuries
• Loss of earnings from having to take time off work due to injury
• Medical costs for treatment and rehabilitation
• Costs of making adaptations to your home or vehicle if required
• The cost of having to hire carers or if your family have to take time off work to care for you
• Fatalities – if you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident

Making a pedestrian accident claim

You have three years from the date of your accident, or the date you discovered your injuries were a result of your accident, to make a pedestrian accident claim. For those under the age of 18, you have three years from the date of your 18th birthday to make a claim. If you are claiming on behalf of a loved one who has sadly passed away as a result of the accident, you have three years from the date of their passing to make a claim. We recommend you make a claim sooner rather than later.

Contact HNK today to start your pedestrian accident claim. We will provide you with a dedicated case handler who will get to know you and your case, and ensure you receive the best possible immediate treatment and care, whilst offering expert advice.

How HNK Solicitors can help

We have a dedicated team of expert solicitors who have years of experience in handling pedestrian accident claims. HNK solicitors tailor our services to each case, ensuring each person gets the specialist support and advice they need.

We have helped clients from all over England and Wales claim hundreds of thousands in compensation for pedestrian accidents. Our main aim is to ensure you get the support you need to recover from your injuries and look to the future. We take care of everything for you, arranging appointments and dealing with insurance companies, whilst fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. We keep you regularly updated about the progress of your case and are always happy to talk when you need us.

Free Consultation

HNK Solicitors provide a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your pedestrian accident. We will provide help and advice on pursuing your pedestrian accident claim.


HNK can take on your case on a no-win, no-fee basis so it will cost you nothing upfront to pursue your pedestrian accident claim. Under this conditional fee agreement, we won’t charge any fees in the rare instance your claim is not successful.

Client care

We put our clients first and always act in your best interests, ensuring you have access to the relevant treatment you need to help you recover and can even arrange for interim payments to cover medical costs whilst your case is ongoing.


In order for your pedestrian accident claim to be successful you must be able to prove the accident was someone else’s fault. To help your case take names, addresses, and contact information for any witnesses to the accident and photographs of the scene, if possible. If you were taken to hospital or visited the doctor after your accident, your medical records will also help. If police were present at the scene, we will obtain a police report to assist with establishing liability.

If you are intended to claim for medical costs such as medication or rehabilitation, or travel expenses you should keep hold of all receipts too. We may also be able to obtain CCTV footage if there were any cameras nearby, which could help with your claim.

In some cases, for example, if a child runs out into the road without warning or someone steps in front of a car whilst on their phone and not paying attention, it can be difficult to work out who is to blame. However, it is unusual in most cases for a driver to not be at fault, at least partly.

Contact HNK Solicitors to discuss the details of your pedestrian accident claim and we will be able to advise you on who was likely at fault. In cases where it is hard to determine who was at fault, we can advise you on whether or not you have a case, and your chances of success.

The amount of compensation you can claim for a pedestrian accident depends on the extent of your injuries, and the financial, emotional and physical impact it has had on your family. HNK Solicitors will be able to give you an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to after reviewing the details of your case.

HNK will try to give you a realistic estimate of what you are likely to receive, and we will fight hard to secure you the maximum possible compensation for your pedestrian accident.

A lot of the time in cases where the driver was clearly at fault, their insurance company may offer you an out of court settlement. Although it may be tempting to take the money without having to go through the stress of making a claim and the possibility a trial, you should always seek legal advice first.

One of the common terms of these out of court settlements is that you have to consider it final and give up the right to pursue any further compensation. As a rule, you should never immediately accept an out of court settlement without consulting a solicitor first. This is because the insurance companies tend to offer you much less compensation than you are entitled to for your accident. If you have been offered an out of court settlement, contact HNK Solicitors today and we will be able to advise you on whether or not you should accept it and how much you could be entitled to.

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Will RichardsWill Richards
20:51 13 Jun 24
I received clear information and updates on the case, though I was disappointed after being advised I could expect a higher level of compensation than I actually received.Nonetheless, I was happy with the friendly and helpful communication I enjoyed, and the work done on my behalf.
15:16 12 Jun 24
Phoned them and spoke for 3 hours, they have a policy of taking one crime on its own, so if the crime happens over a few days then they take each day as a separate case!!!!..... so if the evidence for any of these days is linked, they will not count it as they deal with each day on its own!!!!.... useless firm that only wants to make money by making as many cases as they can.....reported to SRA for conduct and basic ignorance to the needs of the client.
James ShawJames Shaw
14:06 03 Jun 24
Excellent service from HNK with a special mention to Lauren and Leigha. HNK managed to settle my claim to a satisfactory outcome. I was consulted along the way and was fully informed before making any decisions and before any action was taken. Definitely recommend
Ben StokesBen Stokes
12:43 26 Apr 24
Fantastic service throughout. Professional and knowledgeable solicitors who hold corrupt and dishonest police officers to account. Settled my case within 3 months. Made an awful situation somewhat better. Highly recommended.
imrie Michieimrie Michie
16:10 25 Apr 24
They kept me informed all the way through the process it did take time but they got me a result I will use then again and again and a special thanks to Michelle McMahon
Terry StaplesTerry Staples
14:22 25 Apr 24
Amazing and professional
Stephen ChipchaseStephen Chipchase
14:59 23 Apr 24
100% recommended, I was kept in the loop from the start and the team answered any questions I had.We had a fast resolution and should I be unfortunate enough to need solicitors in the future I won't hesitate calling HNK
Drew BellDrew Bell
11:45 04 Mar 24
Vivien was brilliant, I won my claim for damages received settling at 5k for a false arrest. She kept me in the loop and followed any instructions I gave her but at the same time she made sure I was informed enough to make certain decisions. Over all would highly recommend and definitely use these guys again if needed.
Col GilbertCol Gilbert
10:05 15 Feb 24
R MorleyR Morley
10:52 23 Jan 24
Stuck with me all the way through the start and got exactly the result I wanted and even more, didn't think I could be compensated as much due to the circumstances, thanks a lot and would recommend anyone to these services, always professional, keep up the good work.
Georgi KolevGeorgi Kolev
11:41 13 Jan 24
Exceptional Advocacy by HNK SolicitorsI am thrilled to share my outstanding experience with HNK Solicitors, who played an instrumental role in bringing action against the police on my behalf. From the outset, their professionalism and dedication were evident. HNK's expertise and strategic approach ensured a positive outcome, instilling confidence in me throughout the process. Their clear communication and genuine concern for my well-being set them apart. I highly recommend HNK Solicitors to anyone seeking expert legal representation. Thank you, HNK, for your exceptional support in securing justice.
Simon SiSimon Si
18:17 10 Jan 24
Very good service throughout, they constantly kept me in the loop and managed a very satisfactory result. I would gladly recommend their service,s to any experiencing the same sort of problems.Many thanksSimon
Loops EntLoops Ent
07:29 22 Dec 23
Very good Solicitor firm, very deligent with their approach. Was an absolute pleasure to work with as they took on my claims against the police and saw to it that a compensation was reached. However this is just one out of many potential cases so am looking forward to working with you guys again.
Dina 21Dina 21
16:35 11 Dec 23
I want to say that the experience I had with this solicitors has been very positive. As through no fault of theirs this case took alot of time.I was impressed with the end results.
Majik EMajik E
13:05 06 Dec 23
Michael Wharton kept me informed throughout my criminal injures claim and was always available for advice and reassurance. Just waiting for my claim to be paid out and that will be a satisfactory end to a traumatic event. Again a big thank you to HNK solicitors.
christian heathchristian heath
12:02 29 Nov 23
Been really helpful and quick at getting it done and processed.
Matthew HigginsMatthew Higgins
23:31 16 Nov 23
I highly recommend HNK Solicitors for their outstanding work on my case against the police. Vivian was fantastic, providing constant support and making the process much more comfortable. Thanks to the excellent teamwork between her and Alex, we won the case. If you've been wronged by the police, HNK Solicitors are the ones to call.
Being the first time having to fight a case against the police I was a bit apprehensive with what the outcome may of been but my solicitor demi was kind and professional and always made me feel at ease every time i spoke to her. I can't thank her enough for the work she put into fighting my case and having Alex as my barrister who I was extremely impress with how he handled my case was a true blessing. So grateful for them both and I have and would forever recommend anyone to work with the firm. Thanks again 😊
Milly FergusonMilly Ferguson
10:15 19 Oct 23
I would highly recommend!! Got my claim sorted out within months
Cw CwCw Cw
20:21 06 Oct 23
Lindsey FrancisLindsey Francis
14:33 29 Sep 23
Amazing service. prompt, successful and professional throughout. Would highly recommend.
17:07 25 Sep 23
I thank all involved in processing my claim successfuly. Everyone was professional,helpful and polite.
14:05 16 Sep 23
I took legal action against the police who had falsified evidence against me. I have no criminal record or history of wrong doing. Unlawful arrest, Imprisonment and use of force. With help from this legal firm I was awarded £££££££ in damages. Very Professional and they assured, and informed me throughout the full process.
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12:25 08 Sep 23
Have sought the help of Higgs Newton Kenyon Solicitors on a number of cases now, and they've been nothing but attentive and helpful at getting me the best outcome. Would highly recommend
Rob MarchantRob Marchant
18:39 29 Aug 23
Very satisfied with service provided to me! Would highly recommend this company to all ! Robert w Marchant.
Scott LPScott LP
15:09 26 Aug 23
They are lawyers, so $$$ is their only agenda and, thus, when we refused the offer of compensation in favour of a public apology, they ended up defending the perpetrators out of spite. Unethical is an understatement.
Courtney LvizCourtney Lviz
10:32 22 Aug 23
I am extremely satisfied with the exceptional service provided by Higgs Newton Kenyon solicitors. Their dedicated work and professionalism in handling my case led to a successful settlement that brought great relief. The team's commitment to excellence is truly impressive, and I appreciate their efforts. I highly recommend their services and am grateful for their support. Thank you, HNK solicitors!- Courtney LV
15:35 14 Aug 23
Excellent professionalism and outcome by Michelle McMahon, thank you.
FullStop BanditFullStop Bandit
16:24 05 Aug 23
Steer clear of Vivien Lee unless you are motivated purely and exclusively by undiluted greed and amorality.
Anthony SmithAnthony Smith
01:43 26 Jul 23
I must have drawn the short straw if all these positive reviews are authentic.My own case was handled mainly by para legals. Who displayed very little skill, or real knowledge of the law, and definitely lacked any kind of commitment. I received only one phone call in the three years it took them to 'resolve ' my case.The treatment I received from this firm was barely adequate. If you are thinking of using HNK my advice is find someone else. Unless you don't mind wasting three years of your life for very little in the way of compensation.
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Ankur deswalAnkur deswal
17:34 17 Jul 23
Such a wonderful experience with them.Excellent services got such a friendly people thanks HNK .. 🙏🙏
Turner carlTurner carl
22:34 09 Jul 23
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Kelsea NaismithKelsea Naismith
21:21 03 Jul 23
My solicitors name was Micheal Wharton, he done an amazing job in helping me with my case. He treated me with empathy, respect, and compassion. He is very understanding and kept me up to date with any updates/changes every step of the way. His communication skills are amazing, and he made me feel at ease when talking about my case and reassured me when I was worried.I would highly recommend Micheal Wharton as your solicitor he is very good at what he does and is very professional at all times whilst providing excellent support and advice.I can't thank Micheal enough for everything he has done for me.
Ellen BrownEllen Brown
08:39 31 May 23
Positive service. Treated me with kindness and respect. Didn't make me uncomfortable whilst doing their enquiries.Kept me in the loop at all times and helped me come to a decision that best suited me.Thank you to Michael Wharton for making the effort to help me 🙂
Al TommoAl Tommo
20:09 19 May 23
Very good service, couldn’t be happier with how they handled my claim and we also got justice and compensated rightly! 5 stars 10/10 does what it says on the tin thank you to the team at Hicks Newton Kenyon
brian morhanbrian morhan
17:01 26 Apr 23
Absolutely brilliant. They kept me in the loop throughout the process. I am very happy with the result. Very professional team. I would 100 percent recommend them. Thank you Michael.
amber-marie shoemarkamber-marie shoemark
16:30 24 Feb 23
Highly recommend using higgs Newton Kenyon solicitors I most definitely got my justice I deserved could not of done it with out Michael support I got the support and help the very first day Michael got in contact with me and all the support carried on all the way to the last day
M EdgertonM Edgerton
13:29 30 Jan 23
I contacted Higgs Newton Kenyon over a distressing experience with the police and feeling very vulnerable. Lynne Hughes helped me with my case and was really understanding and empathetic. It meant a lot to have someone speak for me and the outcome of the case was better than I expected. Thanks to their service I have been able to put this experience behind me and move on.Would recommend.