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Pedestrian accident compensation claims

“Why me?”

That’s the question we hear most often from pedestrians who were going about their usual daily routine, only to have their lives turned upside down as a result of a serious injury that wasn’t their fault.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured as a pedestrian in a road accident, we understand that you’ve probably experienced a huge range of emotions.

You may only now be starting to think about whether you or your family member has a case for compensation, and it’s completely understandable to be unsure about where to begin.

Our team of pedestrian accident injury experts are here for you.

We bring a wealth of experience in handling serious injury cases and providing expert legal representation. We’ll work hard to make sure you receive the maximum compensation possible – and we’ll go further.

Why choose our Pedestrian Accident Solicitors?

If you choose to start your claim with us, our experienced team are committed to providing you with the best possible legal advice and will take control of the claims process so that you can focus on your recovery.

We provide an all-encompassing service and are committed to providing long-term support, so we will be here for as long as you need us.

Compensation: Money in hand

Securing you Maximum Compensation

Compensation is a vital component of personal injury claims. Our expertise and experience in serious injury claims enables us to regularly achieve high compensation awards for our clients.

Group of solicitors: providing a tailored service

Accredited Personal Injury Lawyers

Our firm have proudly achieved a number of accreditations over the years, which recognise our experience and expertise in serious injury cases, as well as our commitment to helping our clients rebuild their lives.

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No Win No Fee Pedestrian Accident Claims

We are happy to operate on a No Win No Fee Basis, meaning that you won't pay us anything for dealing with your case unless we win it for you.

Support beyond compensation

Compensation is important. But it’s not just about your financial needs. Settlement needs to take account of all the physical and emotional support you need in the short-term, as well as the challenges you may face long into the future.

At Serious Law, we’re dedicated to helping you with every aspect of your claim and your recovery.

We'll come to visit you anywhere in the country, at times that suit you. We arrange not only your immediate financial support, but we also set up bespoke private medical care and rehabilitation.

We get to know you and your family and we draw on our experience of working with other seriously injured adults and children to ensure that we introduce the right specialists to you at the right time.

For example, when the time is right, we’ll help you to source custom aids and adaptations to reduce the impact of your injury on the rest of your life.

Pedestrian accident claims experience

Cases involving pedestrians are amongst the most challenging, both emotionally and from a legal perspective – that’s why it’s essential to get a solicitor with the right experience on your side from the start.

Serious Law has been working on serious injury cases involving pedestrians for over 25 years, and we have a proud track record of winning significant compensation awards for our clients.

We regularly take on pedestrian injury cases abandoned by other law firms, when our expert understanding of the nuances of complex cases, together with our trusted, long-standing relationships with some of the UK’s leading forensic and accident reconstruction experts, allows us to achieve a successful outcome.

To give you an example of our work, in a recent child pedestrian case involving significant injuries, the Serious Law team successfully introduced evidence from a UK expert in road transport safety and an accident reconstruction specialist from a leading firm of consulting scientists and engineers.

By doing so, we were able to successfully challenge the data contained within the police technical report, examine the relationship between the speed of the car and the injuries suffered, and we achieved a result which was far beyond the initial expectations of our client’s family.

Pedestrian accident client stories

    • Type of injury:
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Six figure settlement
    • Comments: As a result of being run down, Mr Q sustained a range of serious injuries which left him unable to care for himself. This meant that he had to be move into sheltered accommodation.

    • Type of injury: Orthopaedic injury
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: A five figure sum
    • Comments: In this case, our client was a pedestrian crossing a road when she was hit by the Defendant resulting in her sustained multiple serious injuries.

    • Type of injury: Orthopaedic injury
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Five figure settlement
    • Comments: Patrick suffered multiple orthopaedic injuries including a fractured ankle and elbow a result of his accident and later developed post traumatic stress disorder.

    • Type of injury: Orthopaedic injury
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Five figure settlement
    • Comments: Emily was hit by a car whilst crossing the road which resulted in a range of orthopaedic injuries as well as a fracture to her spine.

    • Type of injury: Brain injury
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Multi-million pound settlement
    • Comments: Sarah's parents transferred instructions to Serious Law 6 months after her accident, as they wanted to ensure that their daughter's case was being handled by a specialist serious injury solicitors, given the severity of her injuries and the liability dispute.

    • Type of injury: Brain injury
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Multi-million pound settlement
    • Comments: This case, involved a former client who had previously suffered minor injuries in a road traffic accident. Tragically, her injuries on this occasion were a great deal more serious.

    • Type of injury: Brain injury & Other Injuries
    • Cause: Pedestrian accident
    • Settlement: 100% liability finding in favour of our client
    • Comments: In this case, our client was crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing when the Defendant collided with our client, resulting in them sustaining life-changing injuries.

    • Type of injury: Orthopaedic injury
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Five figure settlement
    • Comments: Hillary was involved in a serious road traffic accident which resulted in a range of orthopaedic injuries including a very serious fracture to the top of her left leg and a moderate serious fracture to her right leg.

    • Type of injury: Brain injury
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Comments: In this case our client, a minor, was knocked over by a stolen car when crossing the road outside his home. As a result of the accident our client sustained multiple injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pedestrian Accident Claims

How long do I have to make a pedestrian accident claim?

In most cases, starting from the date of the accident, there is a three year time limit to make a personal injury claim, however there are some circumstances where this time limit may be extended. Seeking specialist advice early will enable your solicitor to collate all the necessary evidence for your claim whilst the accident/incident is fresh in the minds of the injured party and any witnesses.

What if I'm partly at fault for the accident?

If you've been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be asking yourself; is it my fault? Am I partly to blame? In some cases, it may not be immediately clear who was at fault. It is important to discuss your situation with a specialist to find out the best way to move forward, as you may have a case. Our firm specialises in complex accident cases and difficult liability situations. We have helped many clients who questioned whether they had a case, we can do the same for you.

Can I make a pedestrian accident claim on behalf of a child?

A child, defined as a person aged under 18, is unable to bring a claim on their own. Children require a ‘Litigation Friend’ to instruct solicitors to carry out litigation on their behalf. It is commonly parents or a close friend who will claim on their behalf. Once you have appointed your solicitor, you will need to decide who is best placed for this role. Your solicitor will explain the duties of a Litigation Friend and help you decide who is best placed to do the job. Find out more about making serious injury claims for children.

What evidence will I need for my claim to be successful?

Evidence is an important part of a personal injury claim, therefore collating evidence of the injuries and losses you have suffered as a result of your accident will help your solicitor maximise your compensation. If possible, some items of evidence which will be helpful for your claim include; photos of the accident scene, names and contact details of any witnesses and receipts of any costs incurred following the incident. Our specialist serious injury solicitors will be able to advise you on what you will need to achieve a successful outcomeand will take a forensic approach to developing all aspects of your case. We have developed strong and trusted relationships with some of the UK’s leading medical experts and accident investigators. This enables us to strengthen the evidence in our client's cases and consistently achieve the best outcome for our clients by securing them the highest level of compensation, and putting in place everything they might need for the future.

How To Make A Pedestrian Accident Claim

Whichever way your pedestrian accident occurred, our expert team are here to help and support you. Contact us on 0330 058 0377 or fill out the form below, and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your situation and provide you with expert legal advice.

Even if you are unsure about making a claim, you can talk to us about your situation, completely free of any charge and without further obligation. Should you choose to instruct us for your pedestrian injury claim, we will take control of the legal process and provide you with the immediate support you need.