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Pedestrian Crossing Accident Compensation Claims

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident at a pedestrian crossing that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim with our law firm. When we think of road traffic accidents, frequently we imagine car crashes and driver injuries. However, as a pedestrian, you are vulnerable to dangerous drivers too. At a pedestrian crossing, motorists must allow you right of way. When this doesn’t happen, and injury occurs as a result, a pedestrian crossing compensation claim may be built.

Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521133 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, complete our claim form or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll be in touch with our advice.

When Can I Make A Pedestrian Crossing Compensation Claim?

If you have been injured by a motorist at a pedestrian crossing when you had the right of way, you may be entitled to make a pedestrian crossing accident claim. If a vehicle has driven into you at a pedestrian crossing, it is important that you contact a road traffic accident solicitor quickly. There is usually a three-year time limit after the wrongdoing has occurred for you to make a claim for compensation.

Pedestrian crossing compensation claims are possible for any of the three main pedestrian crossing types in the UK. Accidents at zebra crossings are the easiest to claim for, as pedestrians always have right of way when they step onto the zebra crossing (though they should still heed the traffic before doing so). Motorists are expected to notice the big yellow lights at zebra crossings and slow down. Most zebra crossing accident claims can find the motorist at fault for not approaching the crossing with due care.

Accidents at pelican, toucan and puffin crossings have varying claims results, with more compensation success being secured for cases when the motorist does not have right of way, e.g. has driven through a red light. If you have crossed a pelican, toucan or puffin crossing when you were not supposed to and have sustained an injury, you may still claim for compensation, but this is likely to be diminished as you should have waited for the green light to cross.

Are Pedestrian Crossing Claims Always Possible?

Sometimes it can be difficult to determine where the fault lies with pedestrian crossing accidents. If you wanted to make a successful claim, you would have to prove that the driver was responsible for your personal injury. Evidence which may help in these cases include the contact details of any witnesses to the incident and photographs of the scene of the accident if possible. The police should also be contacted as soon as possible. Compensation may also be possible if you were struck by oncoming traffic when it wasn’t your turn to cross on pelican, toucan, or puffin crossings. However, this is likely to be deducted, as in the eyes of the law you were guilty of ‘contributory negligence’ – in other words, the injury was partly down to your own error.

How Much Pedestrian Crossing Compensation Will I Receive?

The amount of compensation paid out – not just in pedestrian crossing claims, but in all road traffic accident cases – is dependent on the circumstances and evidence of that particular accident. Important factors which determine the damages paid are whether or not the pedestrian had right of way, the speed the car was travelling at and the injuries sustained. If a car has caused an accident at a crossing when it didn’t have the right of way, it is likely to be fully liable for the accident. However, if two contributory factors emerge on either side – for example, the pedestrian crosses when the light is red, but a driver is speeding – sole responsibility is unlikely to be provable. When this happens, a compensation claim may be settled as split liability, entitling each driver to a percentage of the actual value of their claim.

Are Pedestrian Crossing Claims No Win, No Fee?

Yes. At Asons Solicitors, we wanted to take the risk out of making an accident claim for all of our clients, allowing everyone an access to justice. When claiming with us, you will find no upfront fees, unexpected costs and no risk of paying the expenses of the defending side. Before any legal proceedings are undertaken, your pedestrian crossing claim will be considered by our expert personal injury solicitors. You will be told whether your case can proceed on a no win, no fee basis.

Why Choose Asons For My Pedestrian Crossing Claim?

If you have suffered an accident at a pedestrian crossing, there are two main reasons you should get in touch with an experienced personal injury solicitor. Firstly, all road traffic accident claims are often strongly defended and difficult to prove. This means that expert legal assistance is required to navigate the laws and build a strong case with limited evidence. Secondly, if you have been subjected to such a devastating trauma as a pedestrian crossing accident, the requesting of police reports, filing of paperwork and liaising with insurers to get a solid case together is not something that you want to be spending your precious time persuing. Asons’ legal team is here to do take on that responsibility. Asons are dedicated to securing the compensation results you deserve.

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