Pedestrian accidents can be extremely distressing for anyone injured in these kinds of accidents. Getting hit by a car can lead to a range of traumatic physical injuries, some of which can have a permanent and profound effect on your quality of life. Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year on Britain’s roads.
Drivers have a statutory duty to take care of other road users, including pedestrians. When you are injured as a result of being hit by a car, you could be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries and any other psychological or financial detriment that you have suffered as a cause of the accident.
What kinds of injuries can occur in pedestrian accidents?
A range of terrible and distressing injuries can occur when a car collides with a pedestrian. For example, head injuries can be extremely painful, enduring and physically debilitating. They can leave victims with prolonged suffering as a result of negligent driving. For serious injuries, such as severe head injuries, compensation can exceed £1 million.
Fractures and other bodily injuries can occur when a pedestrian is run over, even when the driver was not travelling at speed. As well as the physical trauma, some victims are unable to return to work and suffer from psychological injuries that can deeply affect them for a long time.
While not all injuries are permanent, they can cause short-term distress too. If they impact your quality of life, even for a temporary length of time, you could claim compensation. Whether you can recover from your injuries or not, it is worth contacting a trusted and experienced law firm such as Mulderrigs to see if you could be eligible to make a claim for your injuries or financial losses.
How does the compensation claim process work?
The process will depend on the individual circumstances that surround the accident, but if the driver admits liability, it can be a smooth and swift process. At Mulderrigs, we obtain evidence from a number of medical experts about your injuries and prepare detailed calculations of your financial losses. What’s more, we can instruct a barrister on your behalf and negotiate with the driver’s insurance company to get you the right settlement.
In some cases, insurers may refuse to negotiate or it might be a case where the driver is not wholly to blame. In these situations, we can still fight your claim for you and help you to win compensation to cover your injuries and financial losses.
Why choose Mulderrigs Solicitors?
At Mulderrigs, we care about helping you through your claim and getting you the compensation you deserve. We can give you guidance surrounding your claim and fight your corner, as we have for the many other injured pedestrians we have helped in the past. What’s more, we operate on a no win no fee basis, so you can have reassurance and peace of mind in making a claim with us.