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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.

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

Step 2

We arrange a free consultation with you to discuss the case

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If accepted we will action your case on a no win no fee basis.

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.

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

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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.

No-win, No-fee

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.
FAQ

What do I need to make a pedestrian accident claim?

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.

Who is to blame for a pedestrian accident?

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.

How much compensation can I claim?

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.

I have been offered a settlement by the insurance company, should I take it?

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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