Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitors
As with all personal injury compensation claims, you would need to prove that another person was responsible for your personal injury (in this case, the driver of the vehicle, which collided with you while you were a pedestrian).
To help your case, you should:
- Draw a quick sketch of the accident scene, location, road surface and damaged vehicles, noting skid or other marks and debris on the road
- Obtain the name and address of the other party(ies) and the registration numbers (don’t rely on them to give you the registration number of the vehicle)
- Jot down the colour and make of the vehicle and the number of passengers.
- If possible, take photographs of the scene.
- Obtain names and addresses of any witnesses.
- Report the matter to the police immediately.
- If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, call the Police immediately. A hit and run - or untraced driver - does not necessarily mean where the vehicle fails to stop. Even if the driver stops, assesses the circumstances and then disappears that too is categorised as an untraced driver.
- Do get medically examined – even if you feel fine. Make an appointment to see your GP or, go to casualty.
- Keep all receipts for expenses and date of appointments.
If you are intending to claim expenses such as prescription costs and travelling expenses, remember to keep receipts as evidence.