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Pedestrian Accidents Involving Motor Vehicles

Accidents can happen anywhere and at any place. The most common accidents are the road accidents and are always in news. In fact these days it is not even safe to walk on the roads or rather cross them safely without the fear of being run down by any of the motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles is on the rise.

Owing to fast-paced life that we all have, everyone is in the hurry of something or the other. Someone has to reach school/college on time, someone is getting late for the meeting and someone has to rush past for some other reason. In their gushing past, most of the motor vehicle drivers tend to flout the traffic rules. They easily jump traffic lights, drive in the wrong lane or take turns where they are most prohibited. At times, many motor vehicle drivers are novices and thus drive rashly and are ignorant of the traffic rules.

Owing to this open flouting and ignorance regarding the traffic rules, it is the pedestrians that are in constant danger of being hit or run down by these speeding cars and vehicles. The dangers have further increased as these days many teenagers too drive the cars and simultaneously talk on their mobile phones. This distracted driving makes them prone to cause pedestrian accidents.

If in case, one is walking down the road and suddenly some motor vehicle coming from the wrong side or taking a wrong turn hits him/her, then the person can claim a compensation for the pedestrian accident caused. As one is not at the guilty side and the accident has happened because of the ignorance of the accused motor vehicle driver, one is very much liable and eligible to claim compensation for the losses and injuries incurred.

One must not delay in filing a claim for pedestrian accidents compensation as the accused may deter from it later. Also, if one act wisely and on time, proper proofs and witnesses can be gathered to prove the accused guilty of the accident and thus good compensation sum can be demanded and received. If one delays unnecessarily taking the case lightly or is late by 3 years in filing pedestrian accidents compensation, then the chances to win the compensation case are reduced to none.

It is advisable that one avails some expert advice or help to handle the case smoothly and professionally when making a claim for pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles. Expert solicitors of the field will also aid in getting the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Testimonials
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

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*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