Although it’s not a pleasant thought, everyone who uses the roads runs some risk of being involved in an accident. Pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable class of road-user. So whilst, on average, more accidents may happen to vehicle drivers, pedestrians in a road traffic accident are more likely to suffer severe or even fatal injuries.
Government statistics show that 24,540 pedestrians were injured in road traffic accidents between October 2016 and September 2017. Of that number, 26% were killed or seriously injured. By comparison, the proportion of car occupants killed or seriously injured in the same period was 10%. Even for cyclists, another vulnerable class of road-user, the percentage was lower (20%).
As this unfortunately suggests, pedestrians can suffer a wide range of injuries, some very severe or even fatal. They commonly range from cuts, bruises, and soft-tissue injuries (such as whiplash) to much more severe effects like brain injuries.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident whilst you were walking, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries, and the other losses which you have suffered. The law provides a great deal of protection for pedestrians.
Why instruct Truth Legal for your pedestrian accident claim?
You should instruct specialist personal injury solicitors to act on your behalf when making a personal injury claim. If you entrust your case to our experienced team of solicitors you can be sure that your claim is in safe hands. They have the knowledge and expertise help you every step of the way.
We are based in Harrogate with presences in York, Manchester, and London. We are more than willing to sit down with you for a free, no-obligation consultation and to discuss any ways in which we can help you.
Contact us now to begin your claim.
If you have already instructed another firm, you are always able to change your solicitors. Perhaps they are not personal injury specialists, you do not have confidence in their abilities, or they are not providing you with the service you deserve? If so, you should consider switching solicitors. By instructing Truth Legal instead, you will ensure you have experienced personal injury solicitors working hard to make your case a success.
Pedestrian Claims Unaffected by the 2021 Whiplash Reforms
You may have heard about changes to the law involving whiplash claims and road traffic accidents. These changes alter the process by which certain personal injury claims are made, imposing lower injury compensation awards, and preventing affected claimants from instructing solicitors to help them.
However, if you were injured as a pedestrian, your claim will not be affected by these changes fortunately. This means that, even if you have suffered whiplash-type injuries, you can instruct Truth Legal to help you in your personal injury claim.
No Win, No Fee Agreements
No Win, No Fee Agreements are a useful way to avoid the risks of paying fees if your claim is unsuccessful. Under the agreement, in almost all situations, you will not have to pay our legal costs if we do not secure compensation for you. If we are successful, often but not always a portion of your compensation will be deducted for our fees, with the majority being paid by the other party’s insurance company. This is how No Win, No Fee Agreements normally work.
Truth Legal will often act through a No Win, No Fee Agreement if the accident was not your fault.
We will always provide you will full information regarding fees before we begin acting for you. If you have any queries about funding, we are more than willing to explain matters further.
We have also partnered with CrowdJustice, a leading crowdfunding platform specifically designed to help clients get access to funding for their case. Find 0ut more about Crowdfunding for legal cases.
Finding out more about pedestrian claims
Truth Legal offers free initial consultation sessions with no obligation to proceed further. If you would like to discuss your unique situation, or you wish to begin your claim, please contact us.