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Pedestrian Injury Compensation

Pedestrian injuries are caused when a person is struck by a vehicle on the road. Pedestrian injuries include knee, leg and ankle injuries, head injuries, neck injuries, fractures, broken bones and in grave circumstances, even death. The pedestrian accidents occur as the result of any of the following:

  • Pedestrian can be injured by the drivers while crossing the road
  • When the driver is reversing car and is not able to see the person crossing the road from behind and is hurt by the vehicle
  • Negligence of the driver while turning on the road and incapability of seeing the pedestrian crossing the road from other direction

Usually, people who mainly suffer from these pedestrian accidents include children, older people and people drunk.

What does pedestrian injury compensation recovers

The driver who has injured the pedestrian or is liable to the death of a pedestrian has to pay the pedestrian injury compensation. If you are a victim of pedestrian accident, you can easily file for a compensation claim. You can easily win the claim just by proving that you took care of all the traffic rules while crossing the road and it was due to the driver’s negligence that the accident took place. The driver was not paying attention and thus has legal right to pursue compensation recovering the pain and other damages you have suffered.

The pedestrian injury compensation recovers all kinds of mental as well as physical sufferings. The compensation involves all kind of medical as well as funeral expenses in case death occurs. It covers the cost of scarring, scar, road rash, hassle and loss of the enjoyment of life. It also includes the cost that the injured or dead person would have earned if he or she were alive.

Precautions while crossing the roads

So in order to reduce these pedestrian accidents, here are some tips to be followed:

  • Pedestrians should not cross the road at the intersection point and try to move in the same direction in which the vehicle is moving
  • If the red signal is blinking, don’t cross the road and follow the left right left principle before you are crossing the road
  • If you are a driver, try to slow down your vehicle speed in parking areas
  • Keep an eye on the pedestrians that are willing to cross the road and even on the sides of the roads

So, take care of these precautions in order to avoid further road accidents because prevention is always better than cure.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly

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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