With increasing traffic, it is quite dangerous to travel by road nowadays. Children are among the most common accident victims on busy roads. Accidents while crossing roads or around playgrounds are only becoming more rampant. In fact, victims of almost a quarter of all pedestrian accidents are children and young people.
There are thousands of road accidents each year, and many of them involve a pedestrian. The injuries caused by these accidents are often life-changing and serious.
Why should you apply for claims?
The aftermath of these accidents can be incredibly traumatic, and the consequences are not only short-term but can also be long-lived. There is physical and psychological stress to handle and on top of that, dealing with the financial aspects of the accident can only add to your problems.
These accidents are often caused due to no fault of the pedestrians. Some common causes are:
- Drunk driving
- Not paying attention to traffic lights when behind the wheel
- Using a mobile phone while driving
- Reckless driving
- Ignoring the surroundings while driving
While these accidents are tragic and unfortunate, there are solicitors who can help you claim compensation for any damage and injury you may suffer due to the carelessness of others.
If you have suffered neck, back or brain injuries, paralysis or broken limbs, you can file your complaint without any delay. If a loved one in your family has died because of a road accident, you can also apply for a claim.
Eligibility for applying
To be eligible for making a pedestrian accident injury claim in the UK, you should be able to tick off all the following points:
1) The injury must have been caused by the accident in question.
2) The accident must not have occurred more than 3 years before the date you are applying for your claim on.
3) The accident causing the injury in question occurred due to the other party’s negligence or carelessness.
Do you need a solicitor while applying for these claims?
It is ideal to have a solicitor to help you while you are applying for pedestrian injury claims. They will review your side of the claim carefully and also analyze all medical records, and other relevant documents to determine what would be in your best interest and the efficient way to go about it.
Having someone experienced in the field to advise you will ensure that you do not fall behind. If you are looking for solicitors in England, Scotland or Wales, you can check out the Solicitors Guru website. In case you have monetary problems, you can look to apply for a kind of agreement when you don’t have to pay your solicitor in case you lose the claim – to know more, please refer to an article focused on no win no fee contracts.
While these injury claims can be very easy to win if the other party accepts the responsibility of the accident, there may be other cases in which they might not be willing to take the responsibility. Prior evidence in these cases improves your chances of getting compensation.