Pedestrian Accident Compensation Claims in Stockport
All road users, including those driving cars, lorries, buses, motorbikes, coaches, and even bicycles, have a duty of care towards pedestrians. When they fail in that duty of care, and a pedestrian is hit and injured, then they deserve effective and swift legal representation. If this has happened to you, our pedestrian accident claims solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our personal injury solicitors have years of experience in the public of Stockport claim for pedestrian accident compensation. We work on a no win no fee* agreement, which means you don’t have the financial risk when claiming for your injuries. Call now on 01615168849 to start your claim.
Pedestrian Accident Claims Advice
If you or your child has been hit by a car in Stockport then call us today. We offer a free phone consultation where we can tell you what your legal rights are and possibly details on how much pedestrian accident compensation you could receive.
Making a pedestrian accident claim in Stockport is straight-forward with our no-nonsense approach to the law. Simply phone 01615168849, give a little information about what happened, and within minutes we can tell you if you are eligible. We are specialists in road traffic accidents and our solicitors have years of experience in helping people just like you.
Pedestrian Injury Compensation Made Easy
Pedestrians are vulnerable to almost every other road user. Whilst the roads in Stockport do have good safety records, accidents can and do still happen.
You are at risk from drunk drivers and those speeding. Your children at risk crossing the road. A car could mount the pavement, a bicycle could hit you, even poorly maintained pavement could cause you to trip and fall into traffic. There are plenty of risks as a pedestrian, with none of the safety features afforded to us, like those found in cars.
In most cases, UK courts will be on the side of the pedestrian. However, there will unlikely be a court appearance – most pedestrian accident claims in Stockport are settled outside with the driver’s insurance company.
How to Make a Successful Injury Compensation Claim
If you or a loved one has been knocked over by a car then there are some things that you can do in order to maximum the chances of winning a large financial compensation amount. One of the most important things to do is employ the services of a specialist pedestrian injury solicitor in Stockport – such as ourselves. Apart from that, we advise the following:
- Keep a record of the accident and injuries including photographs if possible
- Make sure that you know the details of the driver
- Take down contact details for witnesses
- Make sure that the police are called and make an official record
- Seek medical attention so records are kept
- Keep any receipts or records of expenses you have incurred
It is essential that you seek specialist advice when making a pedestrian accident claim. There are time limits in place within which you can claim for personal injury compensation so the sooner that you talk to us, the better chance of success you have.
Pedestrian Accident Causes
The types of injury claims we have dealt with, or can help with include but are not limited to:
- Adults or children being knocked over by a car
- Being hit in public car parks (for example in a supermarket car park)
- Cars or other vehicles mounting the pavement
- Being hurt whilst stepping off a coach or bus
- Being hit by a car when crossing the road
- Speeding drivers, drunk drivers, or those under the influence of drugs
- Being struck by a cyclist, bicycle, or motorbike rider
Pedestrian Injury Compensation Amounts
Compensation amounts will vary depending on how serious the injury was. Each case that we deal with will be assessed on its own individual merits. There are guidelines for personal injury compensation amounts set out by UK law. They often depend on the severity and location on the body of the injury. For example, head, brain and back injuries tend to pay out more than those to the arm, but not always.
When you call us we might be able to quickly tell you how much injury compensation you could receive.
Call for Specialist Advice and a Free Consultation
For free and confidential advice on your pedestrian accident claim, call our helpline now on 01615168849. If we feel that you are eligible to make a claim we will then arrange an appointment with a personal injury solicitor.