Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitors
Road accidents involving pedestrians accounted for a quarter of road deaths in 2016. Whether it is as a result of being struck by a car or a cyclist, if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Graham Evans & Partners Solicitors, our pedestrian accident solicitors have the experience and in-depth understanding of personal injury law to help you obtain compensation.
Around 5,140 pedestrians were seriously injured in 2016, with a further 17,962 suffering slight injuries. Many victims were children. If you, as a pedestrian, have been hit by a car or another vehicle and suffered an injury, we can help you obtain the best settlement possible, by acting quickly and efficiently.
As one of the best-known law firms in South Wales, our team has represented people from the immediate area and beyond for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on providing bespoke service to all our clients, no matter how large or small their matter. You can trust our pedestrian accident claims solicitors work closely with you and your family, developing a deep understanding of your case and keeping you fully informed as the matter progresses.
Our firm has earned an accreditation for Personal Injury from the Law Society of England and Wales. We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) with some of our team accredited as senior litigators within the organisation.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, please talk to us. We can quickly establish whether your claim for compensation will have a strong chance of success and assist you with organising rehabilitation for your injuries.
What should I do if I have been injured after being hit by a car?
As with all personal injury compensation claims, you will 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 us prove 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 that the vehicle failed 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 intend to claim expenses such as prescription costs and travelling expenses, remember to keep receipts as evidence.
Will I have to go to court?
Because of our intense experience in dealing with road accidents involving pedestrians, in most cases, we settle cases of pedestrians hit by a car well before trial. Our clients, therefore, face less stress and often achieve compensation far faster than they would if the case went through to trial.
Can you assist with rehabilitation following a pedestrian injury?
We are committed to ensuring our clients’ health and recovery are paramount considerations in the claims process. We diligently follow the personal injury Pre-action Protocol, which sets out the standards solicitors are expected to observe and follow. The protocol states that all parties to the claim should consider the rehabilitation needs of the claimant and follow the Rehabilitation Code 2015. This directs the claimant’s solicitor and the defendant’s insurer to implement a rehabilitation plan as soon as possible.
Why use Graham Evans & Partners Solicitors for your motorcycle injury compensation claim?
After 30 years’ experience, we understand the pain and distress a serious pedestrian accident can cause. Our team know you may already be under severe financial pressure because of your accident and therefore we offer Conditional Fee Arrangements (commonly known as No Win, No Fee). This means if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any solicitors fees. When you come in to see us, we will explain everything to you, including After The Event insurance to protect you from having to pay costs if you do not achieve the result you desire.
To speak to one of our solicitors about claiming compensation for a pedestrian accident, please call our offices on 01792 655822 (Swansea) or 01656 656616 (Bridgend).