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Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Intentionally ignoring traffic rules, driving without any proper attention and care, failure to stop at the intersections, driving after taking alcohol or drugs and not paying attention to people crossing the road are common causes that lead to accidents involving pedestrians. Also, at times the driver becomes unmindful of pedestrians in the haste to cross the green light before it turns red. All this often causes pedestrian accidents and if you are the victim of any such haste or negligence of the driver, asking for a legal assistance from personal injury lawyers that specialise in the same is the smart move for sure.

Asking for a compensation claim for these accidents involving pedestrians include indemnity and claim for suffering, damages and financial loss that the pedestrian accident have caused. There are various settlements and verdicts that have been won for the cases that involve pedestrian accidents. Taking the help of personal injury solicitors for pedestrian accidents can prove to be of great help as they assist you to prove negligent party guilty and makes you eligible for the appropriate claim. 

Proving the negligence of the driver in such cases may be a little difficult especially when there are no witnesses. Forensic experts are also summoned for such cases by the solicitors to analyse the cause of collision based on the evidences that are available. At times, accidents are also recreated over the computers by employing virtual reality programs that involve several physical evidences such as weather, road geometry, injury and technical data.  Nature of circumstances of accidents along with all types of mathematical calculation of speed and others would make it clear if the driver can be held responsible for the negligence and thereby to pay the compensation claim.

There are various kinds of injuries that can be sustained during pedestrian accidents such as head injuries, whiplash injuries, spinal cord damage and at times death as well. So, it is important that the personal injury lawyer that you choose for the case must have experience of handling such cases and thorough knowledge of such pedestrian accident cases.

It may also be possible that in some cases the negligent driver of vehicle who has injured you in the pedestrian accident is not insured and does not leave any evidence for his guilt at the accident spot, but it may still be possible to make the compensation claim. All you need to do is contact pedestrian injury solicitors and leave the rest onto them. 

Trip on highway
Mrs J tripped on a pothole whilst crossing a service road running parallel to a main road, fracturing her shoulder, wrist and ankle. The Council initially denied full liability for her accident alleging Mrs J was partly to blame for not avoiding the pothole. Cooks arranged a Conference with a barrister and on his advice rejected this. After intense negotiations Mrs J was awarded £17,000.00 she said:
"I had help from the start regarding my claim and found the advice very reassuring. I have never had to make a claim before so was apprehensive but you did a lot to alleviate my worries. Thanks again for all your help and support."
Mrs J from London

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case