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Injury as a Pedestrian

Pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable group of road users, and road traffic accidents involving pedestrians and cars, motorbikes or other vehicles can result in injuries that range from minor cuts and bruises to serious injuries with life-changing results. 

Our friendly specialist Personal Injury solicitors can advise you on your claim options and help you through the whole claims process. Find out more below about some common incident types and what to do if you are involved in an accident to help your compensation claim.

Incident types and what to do

Here we look at some of the most common accident involving pedestrians, and what to do if you are involved in an road traffic accident.

There are many different types of accidents involving pedestrians. For instance, drivers may fail to give way to people who have started to cross the road or fail to stop at zebra crossings or pedestrian crossings when someone is on the road. Or you may be the victim of a hit and run accident. Accidents affecting children can be particularly difficult and stressful for the families involved.

There are times when a pedestrian might walk into the road without paying full attention to the oncoming traffic. In those circumstances, the driver might not be to blame. We will look at the evidence and determine the party responsible before guiding you through the process of claiming compensation.

If you were a pedestrian injured by the actions of a bus driver, or your bus or coach has been hit by another vehicle which has fled the scene, you can also claim compensation after an accident.

In each case we help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled.

If you are a pedestrian involved in a car accident, it is important to note as much information about the driver and any witnesses as possible to help your compensation claim. We would always encourage you to report your accident to the police. Wherever possible, also try and keep note of the emergency services who attend the accident.

How can Thorntons help?

We are specialist Personal Injury Solicitors, with many years’ experience working to help people claim compensation they are entitled to. If you are involved in an accident as a pedestrian that was not your fault, we can guide you easily through the process of making a claim for personal injury compensation, making the process as stress free as we can for you. We also usually deal with these types of cases on a no win, no fee basis, so there is no financial risk for you in pursuing the claim.  

You can start your claim today by calling us free on 0800 731 8434 or complete our enquiry form. We will talk through your situation, answer any questions you may have and advise you if you can make a compensation claim. Our discussion will be confidential and you are under no obligation to make a claim. You can also take a look at our Claims Calculator to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to.