When can you make a claim for a pedestrian accident?
At Garratts we have extensive experience in cases relating to damages against a pedestrian that has been hit by a vehicle due to negligence which may include:
- Driving whilst distracted (e.g. mobile phone use),
- Failing to stop,
- or Drink Driving.
Whatever the reason for the claim, we will review the evidence with you and put together the strongest case possible based on the evidence available that supports negligence of the other party.
How long does process take for pedestrian accident claims?
The claims process for accidents where negligence needs to be proven by the claimant can be a lengthy one. At Garratts we can help:
- Coordinate supporting medical evidence,
- Collect evidence to support the case of negligence,
- Help organise for post-accident care, and
- Apply for interim payments to help support you with any immediate costs, that have resulted from your accident.
Since in most cases you have a maximum of three years from the date of the accident (an exception will be made if the victim is under 18, or has diminished capacity) we recommend you get in touch with us as soon as possible after the accident.
How much compensation will you be able to claim for a pedestrian accident?
There are various factors that can affect the level of compensation that you could receive after a pedestrian accident. Whilst pedestrians can’t claim for damage to a vehicle, they can claim for any injuries they have sustained. Injuries will be judged on the amount of pain and suffering caused and any long-term implications that might cause financial hardship in the future e.g. medical treatment, loss of earnings etc.