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Pedestrian Accident Solicitors

Roads and the pathways are the easiest ways to travel in places in UK. But quite a large number of precautions have to be followed while travelling on sidewalks in UK to avoid being hit by speeding cars. Pedestrians can be easily struck by cars but it is very rare for a pedestrian to collide with a car outside the road. For pedestrians, it is very crucial to exercise an important amount of caution before getting to a road whereby the possibilities of being struck by a car become quite low. The possibilities of a pedestrian accident increase up significantly in the below mentioned cases:

  • Avoiding traffic Controls - Although many a times they are not that proper, pedestrian traffic controls are always timed so that when the signal changes from "don't walk" to "walk", a pedestrian has to be completely alarmed so that there is time to safely move across the road. At a time of crossing the traffic lights, pedestrians on the road should make efforts to cross the road, but passengers on the side of the road should keep waiting for the light to change.
  • If no use is made of traffic control devices, the pedestrians should access a road when the traffic light which is present on the intersection completely changes colour to yellow. As a pedestrian whenever you are crossing the road, cross the road in a zebra crossing and just wait for the lights to turn green.
  • Stray walking on the road - When pedestrians who are crossing the street in inadequate or unanticipated areas, they expose themselves to a higher risk of injury. It is always advised to cross the road in a specific road crossing or on a particular intersection.
  • The Parents who are following running children - Children can also get hit by cars when they are crossing the road without the supervision of their parents. Parents can also get hit by cars when they are pursuing their children running on the road in order to rescue them. In complete oblivion of the ensuing traffic, in a blind rush to save their children, parents may get serious injuries while running on the road.

It is very important to take the help of pedestrian accident solicitors in case one lands up with grievous injuries in a pedestrian accident. Severe internal injuries, bruises, broken bones to permanent mental damage can also be caused in case if a person gets some head injuries in a pedestrian accident.

Pedestrian accident solicitors can help a victim meet up the medical charges of such an accident part from claiming the compensation for such an accident from the wrongdoer.

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