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Injury in a Public Place

Each year the numbers of pedestrian accidents are soaring high in the country making innocent people fall prey to gruesome consequences. It has been seen that the elderly and the children are at the maximum risk of these pedestrian accidents. The most common reasons for injury in a public place involve careless and reckless driving by the driver and ignoring of the traffic rules. Other reasons include the following:

  • The driver is pre occupied or is not attentive
  • He is speeding the car and does not adhere to the limits
  • Driver has had alcohol and is out of control
  • Driver has loud music on and is unable to concentrate
  • Driver does not stop at the pedestrian crossing
  • Driver loses control over the car
  • The driver is a youngster, minor or novice
  • Though it is important that the pedestrian keep wary of these accidents, it is not in their hands if the drivers of the vehicles flout the rules of the road and run over them. The injured pedestrians may incur various injuries that may be either minor or very serious as well. The victim of the Injury in a Public Place may sustain:
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Temporary incapacitation
  • Brain damage and injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Mental damage and distress
  • Death

In such cases, where the victim is at no fault at all and has been rendered hapless and out of work by the accused, it is the right of the victim to claim for compensation. This claim that he makes is to suffice for the mental and physical losses that he undergoes as a result of this pedestrian accident. The compensation amount that the victim claims for will cater to the reimbursement for suffering and pain and the loss of various life amenities, loss of wages including future pension, rehabilitation and medical expenses, care costs and other additional expenses. It is crucial that the victim acts wise and takes a timely decision regarding the claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer can be of great help in this case but he needs to be contacted soon. It is so because the solicitor will also need some time to procure the statements from the witnesses and other details to aid the case. He will also try to help the victim find the evidences in support of his case so that there are no chances of losing the suit and winning the well deserved compensation amount at all.

Cyclist knocked over by car
Mr G was knocked off his bicycle by a car pulling out of a side road, fracturing his left leg. The defendant insurers blamed him for the accident alleging he had ridden on the pavement and not given way to their car. Cooks obtained photographs and sketch plans of the accident site and agreed with Mr G to issue his claim. As soon as the documents were lodged with the Court, the defendant insurers accepted liability and settled the claim in the sum of £5,420.58. He said:
"Excellent service – I cannot thank you enough for all the help and advice that I received from my Solicitor. No regrets choosing Cooks Legal 100%."
Mr G from Middlesex

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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