Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a pedestrian to be involved in a road traffic accident. Transport Scotland reported that pedestrians accounted for a sixth of all road casualties in Scotland, which amounts to a staggering 1,688 people a year. This means that around 4 to 5 people every day are hit by a car, causing injury.
Pedestrian injuries from the road traffic accident may be minor, but in many instances they can be more serious, and even fatal. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable road users as they have no protection from a collision, there is no seat belt or protective clothing to minimise injuries. Car companies have tried to address this with many design features which are aimed at minimising injury but the fact it is a simple, if a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle the consequences are serious.
Some reasons as to why road accidents involving pedestrians occur:
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident as a pedestrian as the result of negligence, then you are entitled to claim compensation for any injuries and losses.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors have helped injured pedestrians after being hit by a car in circumstances involving hit and runs, untraced drivers, drivers going too fast, drivers failing to look properly or ignoring stop signals.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a pedestrian car accident, we would recommend that you seek legal advice from personal injury solicitors who have experience with pedestrian accident claims.
At Digby Brown, we have our own funding company, Compensate, which offers no win no fee funding for pedestrian accident claims.
This means our solicitors can fully investigate and prepare your case to ensure you get the right experts to establish negligence and assess the value of your claim.
On average, our clients receive 3 times more compensation from the original offer from insurers.
To speak to a legal advisor about a pedestrian accident claim, please call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our short online enquiry form and a legal advisor will call you back. Alternatively, text ‘help’ to 83100.