In this guide, we will look at five things you should know about pedestrian compensation claims. In addition to this, we’ll explain what could justify a claim being made as well as the injuries that you could claim for.
Our advisors are available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can tell you in just a few minutes if you’re eligible to claim. Our No Win No Fee lawyers in the UK specialise in these types of claims. Their expertise could result in you receiving thousands of pounds in compensation. Contact us using the details below.
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Read on to learn more about how much compensation for a pedestrian accident you could receive.
5 Things You Need To Know About Pedestrian Compensation Claims
- Over 300 Pedestrians Were Killed In Road Traffic Accidents In 2020
- Men Are More Likely To Be Injured As Pedestrians Than Women
- People Between The Ages Of 10 and 19 Are More Likely To Be Injured
- Around 10,000 Pedestrians Are Injured On Roads Each Year
- The Vast Majority Of Pedestrian Accidents Happen On Urban Roads
- Get Free Legal Advice About Pedestrian Compensation Claims
You may be interested in finding out more about claiming for an injury you’ve experienced while using the road. The Department for Transport provides road traffic accident statistics for Great Britain, and this includes some statistics on accidents involving pedestrians.
In the latest statistics available for 2020, there were 346 reported pedestrian fatalities. There were also a further 14,750 reported pedestrian casualties on the road that may have led to serious, life-changing injuries.
However, is that both of these figures are a decrease from the previous year. The reported fatalities are a 26% decrease from the previous year, while, for reported casualties, there was a 32% decrease. Any of these incidents could have led to pedestrian compensation claims if they were caused by the negligence of the third-party road user.
If you weren’t at fault for your injury on the road, you might be able to make a personal injury claim for the effect it has had on you. A road traffic accident (RTA) could lead to permanent injuries or conditions that greatly impact your quality of life.
The Department for Transport also provides facts regarding pedestrian casualties. The latest figures available were released in 2015.
This data shows that, in 2013, 60% of pedestrians who were killed or seriously injured on the road were male, while 40% were female. Interestingly, the same data shows that women walk further than men, despite men being more likely to get injured. While these statistics don’t show negligence, and so cannot indicate how many of these instances could be grounds for pedestrian compensation claims, they do indicate how often these injuries happen and to whom.
We’ll look at some more groups that could be at increased risk of being injured as a pedestrian. Furthermore, we’ll also look at how you could potentially make a No Win No Fee compensation claim later on in this guide.
So, as we’re aware from the statistics in the previous section, you’re more likely be injured as a pedestrian on the road if you’re male. However, statistics also tell us about the age ranges of the people suffering these injuries.
In 2013, 22% of the male pedestrians reported to have either died or been seriously injured on the road were from the age of 10 to 19. This is significant, partly because it is 7% higher than the second-highest age range in the data. If caused by negligence, these instances could lead to pedestrian compensation claims.
As a younger person, a severe injury from an incident like this could affect you for the rest of your life. You may be left with a serious, continuous injury that stops you from being able to do the things you usually do. One reason this age range could suffer the most injuries maybe because children could run out into the road; furthermore, smaller children may be more difficult for drivers and riders to see.
If you’re able to prove that the injury was caused by third party negligence, a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor from our panel could represent you in your claim. They could help you in getting the compensation you deserve.
As previously stated, there were 14,750 reported pedestrian casualties on the road in Great Britain in 2020. Pedestrian accident statistics like this show how dangerous the road can be. Successful pedestrian compensation claims could have been made in any scenario where the injuries were caused by third-party negligence.
You may want to know more about how you could claim compensation from a legal standpoint. As with any personal injury claim, the success of these claims revolve around proving that a third party has breached their duty of care, causing injury. Certain third parties have a duty of care to one another. Every road user in the UK owes every other road user a duty of care, as outlined in the Highway Code.
If a road user conducts themself in a way that goes against this, they could be considered negligent. If this negligence leads to you suffering an injury, you may be able to make a No Win No Fee compensation claim.
Examples of incidents that involve a road user breaching their duty of care and could cause injuries include:
- A car hitting you as you’re using a zebra crossing because the driver wasn;t paying attention to the road.
- A car swerving onto the pavement and knocking you over, resulting in you suffering an injury.
- You’re hit by a car as you cross the road because they didn’t have their headlight on in the dark.
In these instances, working with a personal injury solicitor from our panel could lead to you successfully receiving compensation.
The statistics collected by The Department for Transport show that, in 2013, 83% of pedestrian casualties on the road occurred on urban roads. Whether the people injured will be able to make pedestrian compensation claims depends on the reason for the injury.
Many factors could contribute to the number of pedestrian casualties caused on urban roads. For example, in urban areas, there is a greater population density. This means there are:
- More people
- More cars
- Busier roads
Accidents leading to pedestrian compensation claims could be caused by:
- Accidents on rural roads due to a lack of safe pavement
- Narrower roads
- A lack of street lights
The most important thing is proving that another road user’s negligence led to your injury. Evidence that could help with this includes photographs of the scene and your injury, CCTV footage and witness statements.
A road traffic accident can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. You might be able to receive compensation for pedestrian accident injuries if they were caused by third-party negligence. Please call our advisors at a time that works for you to see if you’re eligible to claim. They’re available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can also provide you with a reliable compensation estimate.
They can also put you through to No Win No Fee lawyers who could help you receive compensation. A Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) or No Win No Fee agreement can make it less financially stressful to instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf. This is because you would only have to pay for your solicitor’s legal fees if your claim is successful.
With years of experience working on pedestrian compensation claims, their expertise could play a vital role in making a successful claim.
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