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Falls on Public Footpaths

Pavements and roads are very easy places to travel while you are in the country of UK. But, now the congestion is getting increased on these roads due to an increase in traffic, in road maintenance and road alteration, repair and construction of newer roads. There are now over cars numbering 30 million which are occupying the UK roads. It has become quite difficult for the passengers to walk on them.

Almost 33,000 people get hurt each year walking on the British roads with Falls on Public Footpaths which is happening due an increase in the number of speeding cars which just hit the pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents can only be avoided once everyone conscious about the road crossers walking on the zebra crossings in peak traffic hours or pedestrians who are just strutting on the side pavement.

As a pedestrian who is jogging or walking, chances of an accident increase considerably when the pedestrian is just hit by a car exceeding the speed of 30mph. Falls on Public Footpaths can also happen especially during the busy traffic hours of 3 pm and 8 pm on weekend’s days of Saturday and Sunday. There are higher chances of accident in places the local supermarkets and grocery shops where the pedestrians can by hit by speeding cars. 

Children also can become a victim of pedestrian accidents because they have lower traffic knowledge because they are mentally and physically lesser developed than most of the adults and face a certain amount of difficulty in crossing the road alone. A Child has higher chances of succumbing of death in case of being hit by cars especially if the car was travelling over a speed of 30mph.

The speed of the running car in case of a pedestrian accident is quite important for determining the survival rate of the pedestrian. It is 95% when the speed of the car is at least 30 miles per hour. But the survival rate gets reduced dramatically to 60% if the vehicle is commuting at a speed of 50mph. 

As a pedestrian who gets involved in a severe car accident, one is likely to get injuries like multiple head fractures or injuries, fractured bones and severe physical injuries. One can get a compensation claim for any injury that one might have suffered as a result of a pedestrian accident by seeking the help of an online personal accident solicitor.  Pedestrians can take precautions whole walking on a road by taking suitable measures like looking carefully for traffic in all the directions before crossing the road.

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Mr W was working as an electrician in a poorly lit cellar when he fell onto breeze blocks left by the contractor. He suffered a knee injury that prevented him from pursuing his dream of setting up a business on his own. Mr W was awarded £57,000.00
"I would give the money back today not to have had this accident, but I felt in safe hands with my Solicitor."
Mrs W of Portsmouth

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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