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Pedestrian Accident Claims

If you have been knocked down whilst crossing a road you may be eligible for compensation.

Pedestrians are very vulnerable and the consequences of being hit by a vehicle can lead to serious injuries.

Can I make a claim if I have been knocked down?

Yes, it is possible to make a claim, firstly we will endeavour to establish who caused the accident.  In some pedestrian claims, it is obvious who is to blame, for example when a pedestrian is run down on a crossing, hit by a speeding car, or hit by a drunk driver.

What are the common causes of pedestrian accidents?

The most common reasons for pedestrian accidents include:

  • A car travelling too fast or on the wrong side of the road.
  • A lorry or bus being too close to a pedestrian when passing.
  • A car mounting the pavement.

Can I make a claim even if it was partly my fault?

Pedestrians are frequently made to feel like the accident was their fault, but this is often not the case. Drivers must take all reasonable care to ensure the manner of their driving does not endanger pedestrians, particularly children that may step into the road.

The law states that drivers must take extra care if they are driving near pedestrians. Even where the main cause of an accident is a pedestrian stepping out into the road,  compensation can still be paid where the standard of driving is found to have partly caused the accident.

Is there a time limit to making a pedestrian accident claim?

Your claim should be started within three years of the accident happening.  If children are involved in a road traffic accident the law allows their parents to submit a claim on their behalf at any time before their eighteenth birthday.  After the child has turned eighteen they can choose to pursue a claim themselves before the age of twenty-one.

How much will it cost to make a claim through Corries?

Corries Solicitors handle pedestrian accidents on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that you do not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful.

Our friendly experts are here to help you through the claims process

 For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online



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