Pedestrian Accident Compensation Claims

Our Road Traffic Accident Lawyers at Forbes Solicitors can help pedestrians injured in all types of traffic accidents claim compensation on a no win no fee basis.



At Forbes Solicitors, we are fully aware of the catastrophic consequences that can arise from accidents involving pedestrians. Vehicles driving at any speed can cause severe harm, and a momentary lapse in judgment can cause serious injuries or even death. Even relatively minor accidents can lead to extended time off work with reduced or no income. So, if you have been in a pedestrian-car accident then contact our expert pedestrian injury lawyers today on 0800 689 0973.

Pedestrian injury lawyers

Accidents involving pedestrians also require a specialist and in-depth knowledge of the law. As it stands, vehicle drivers are duty-bound to consider pedestrian safety and to drive in a manner which takes into account pedestrians', often, unpredictable behaviour, as a result of which accident claims for pedestrian accidents are often skewed in the pedestrian's favour. Pedestrians have successfully obtained pedestrian car accident compensation when they have stepped out from behind parked cars, crossed the road in traffic, or even fallen into the road unexpectedly, and the Courts have consistently shown that they are willing to impose a very high duty of care on any vehicle driver.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors can provide a free expert assessment of your case and represent you on a no win no fee basis. Our pedestrian injury lawyers will consider the detailed and wider circumstances of the accident, which can be missed or ignored; such as:

  • Was the accident at night or in adverse weather conditions?
  • Did it take place in a public area?
  • Is there a school or playground nearby?
  • Was the vehicle drivers or the pedestrians view obscured?

Consideration of the finer details ensures that you are provided with the best legal advice possible and the greatest chance of successfully getting compensation. If you or a loved one have been in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, then contact our expert solicitors today for free initial advice.

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents

While still rare, the number of pedestrians hit by cyclists has been rising, though the number of those killed fluctuates each year. However, while bikes do not travel at the same level of speed as cars, they can cause significant injury and pedestrians have even been killed by cyclists.

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents are a complex part of the law and establishing fault is not always straightforward. Typically, when it comes to pedestrian car accidents, drivers are usually the ones that are found at fault. However, with cyclists and pedestrians who's at fault can be harder to determine. At Forbes Solicitors, we always look into the detail of the case to find who is liable and work out the compensation accordingly. Many cyclists now have insurance to cover the costs of claims made against them. If they don't have cyclist insurance, then their house insurance may cover the cost. If you have been hit by a cyclist and the accident was not your fault, then contact Forbes Solicitors today.

Being hit by a car or a bike can have life-changing consequences for both the victim and their families. Children are particularly vulnerable to pedestrian car accidents as well as hit and run accidents, whether you want to start a claim for yourself, a child or another member of your family, read through our FAQs and contact our professional personal injury lawyers today on 0800 689 0973.

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Pedestrian Accident FAQs

It's difficult to determine exactly who is at fault when a pedestrian accident occurs due to several things, such as determining who caused the accident and who is entitled for compensation. As a professional team of solicitors, we have had years of experience in pedestrian accident claims and will always be sure to assess the situation so that you're getting exactly what you're entitled to. We will assess your accident compensation claim on a no win no fee basis and will endeavour to ensure that you receive every penny of the pedestrian accident compensation that you deserve. Here, we aim to answer any questions that you may have about your pedestrian accident claim, as well as assure you of the work we will do as a pedestrian injury solicitor to win your case.

What are the main causes of pedestrian accidents?

Most pedestrian accidents are caused by motor vehicles. Many factors lead to pedestrian accidents such as:

  • Drivers not looking properly
  • Drives not judging another person's speed or route
  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Pedestrians failing to look properly
  • Poor road conditions
  • Speeding
How long do I have to make a pedestrian accident claim?

Pedestrian accident claims fall under personal injury law, this means you have three years from the date of the accident to begin the compensation claim. If the accident happened to you when you were a child, you have three years from the date of your 18th birthday to start your pedestrian accident claim. If your accident happened abroad then the time limit could be much shorter, so we recommend that you contact a solicitor specializing in the law relevant to that country, as soon as possible. If involved a uk registered vehicle we can help.

Can I make a pedestrian accident claim for someone who has died?

Yes, if a loved one was killed in a pedestrian car accident, then you can make a claim on their behalf for any pain and suffering caused by the accident and if they have left any dependents, spouse live in partner, children under the age of 18 or anyone considered a dependent, they can claim for the loss of their loved one and any associated losses. . As with any personal injury claim, you will have three years from the date of their death accident to start the claim. Pedestrian car accident claims can be complex and take a long time, so we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.

I was hit by a car – am I entitled to pedestrian accident compensation?

Whether or not you are entitled to pedestrian accident compensation and how much you will be entitled to depends entirely on the circumstances on the situation. Pedestrian accidents are common and if you have experienced one, you may certainly be entitled to compensation, but it is difficult to say so, without assessing the details of your claim. As a pedestrian injury solicitor, we take pedestrian accident claims extremely seriously and urge anyone who think they may be entitled to a claim to get in contact with our team. We are professional but also friendly and supportive, and will do our utmost to see that you get the injury claim compensation that you deserve, should you be entitled.

I was injured as a pedestrian and it wasn’t my fault - how much pedestrian accident compensation am I entitled to?

It's difficult to say exactly how much pedestrian accident compensation you're entitled to without assessing every individual case. If you feel as if you have grounds to claim compensation for your pedestrian accident, then don't hesitate to contact Forbes Solicitors for an initial consultation where we can discuss exactly what happened and we can give our professional opinion as to how you should proceed. Our professional advisors will walk you through the process and should you be eligible for a claim, can advise exactly how much you can expect to get, depending on your own individual circumstances. We take every pedestrian injury claim extremely seriously and work to get the very best results for our clients. Get in touch with our professional team of pedestrian injury solicitors, today.

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