Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitors
Road accidents involving pedestrians accounted for a quarter of road deaths in 2016. If you have been injured by a car or a cyclist while walking, you may be able to claim compensation to help deal with the effect on your health and lifestyle.
At Graham Evans & Partners Solicitors, our pedestrian accident solicitors have extensive experience of dealing with these types of accidents and a deep understanding of the relevant areas of personal injury law. This gives us the exceptional expertise you need to give you the very best chance of securing fair compensation quickly and efficiently.
As one of South Wales’ best-known law firms, we have been supporting people with pedestrian accident claims throughout the immediate area and further afield for more than 30 years. We take pride in offering a highly personalised service to our clients, no matter the complexity of their case or potential value of their claim. Our pedestrian accident claims solicitors will work closely with you and your family, developing a deep understanding of your case and keeping you up-to-date at every stage of the claims process.
Our firm has earned accreditation for Personal Injury law 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.
Ultimately, we aim to make claiming compensation for a pedestrian accident, as straightforward and hassle-free as we can. When you contact our team, we can quickly provide an expert assessment of the strength of your claim and its likely value. That way, you will have all the information you need to decide how to move forward. We can then guide you through the entire claims process with empathy and sensitivity, as well as assisting you with organising essential rehabilitation services for your injuries.
Speak to one of our expert pedestrian accident claims solicitors now by calling our offices on 01792 655822 (Swansea) or 01656 656616 (Bridgend).
What should I do if I have been injured after being hit by a car?
To be able to claim compensation for a pedestrian accident, you must be able to prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries (in this case, the driver of the vehicle, which collided with you while you were a pedestrian).
To help provide the evidence we need for a strong case, it is helpful if you can:
- Make a rough sketch of the scene of the accident, including the location, road surface and damaged vehicles. It is also worth noting any signs of skidding tyres or other marks and debris on the road.
- Find out and record the names and addresses of the other party or parties involved in the accident, including the registration numbers of any vehicles. We recommend noting down registration numbers directly from the vehicles, rather than relying on the motorists to provide these.
- Make a note of the colour, make and model of any vehicles involved and the number of passengers.
- Take photographs of the scene if possible.
- Make note of the names and addresses of any witnesses to the accident.
- Report the matter to the police immediately, even if the accident was a hit and run.
- Go and see a doctor – either your GP or at an A&E department – even if you feel fine. Make sure to keep a note of the date of any appointments.
- Keep all receipts for any expenses related to the accident.
If you intend to claim expenses such as prescription costs and travelling expenses, remember to keep receipts as evidence.
Hit and run pedestrian accidents
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, you should call the police immediately. Hit and run or ‘untraced driver accidents’ do not just apply to those where the motorist fails to stop. They also apply to those where the driver stops, but either leaves no details, insufficient details or incorrect details. Any situation where the driver cannot be immediately traced may be classed as a hit and run, depending on the circumstances.
It is important to note that, even if the driver cannot be traced, you may be still able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau in the event of a hit and run pedestrian accident.
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 a standard process for solicitors to follow with the aim of resolving claims quickly and simply, avoiding the need for a court hearing wherever possible.
The Pre-Action Protocol states that all parties to a claim should consider the claimant’s rehabilitation needs at the earliest opportunity and follow the Rehabilitation Code 2015. This requires the claimant’s solicitor and the defendant’s insurer to put into place an appropriate rehabilitation plan from the injured party at the earliest opportunity. This ensures the claimant gets the support they need straightaway, rather than waiting until the claim has been resolved.
Why use Graham Evans & Partners Solicitors for your motorcycle injury compensation claim?
With more than 30 years’ experience helping our clients to claim compensation for pedestrian accidents, we know what a difficult time this can be.
We appreciate that your injuries and the impact on your life may already have placed you under serious financial pressure, so aim to take any worries about covering the cost of your claim out of the equation.
We offer Conditional Fee Arrangements (commonly known as No Win, No Fee claims), ensuring anyone with valid grounds for a pedestrian accident claim can access our expert legal support. With a no win, no fee pedestrian accident claim, you will only have to pay our solicitors fees if your claim is successful.
During your initial appointment with our team, we will explain exactly how our Conditional Fee Arrangements work. This includes how our fees are calculated in the event of a successful claim and the benefits of After The Event insurance, which protects you from having to pay the defendant’s legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful.
Get in touch with our pedestrian accident claims solicitors in Swansea & Bridgend
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).