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    24 HOUR ADVICE

    0800 0523 693

    We have been handling pedestrian accident claims for around 30 years with settlements ranging between £3,000 and £1.7M.

    If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident contact us today on 0800 0523 693 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

    In a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle, there is usually only one winner, and pedestrian accidents can involve some very distressing injuries.

    The Statistics on Pedestrian Accidents in the UK

    In the UK, between 2005 and 2018 5,835 pedestrians were killed, with 8.6% of them being on pavements at the time. These deaths occurred as a result of drivers being tired, under the influence of drugs or drink, car theft, vehicle defects and bad driving.

    On average, pedestrian accidents account for 16% of fatalities and 8% of injuries from RTAs.

    The number of pedestrian fatalities has increased by 12% since 2007 and it is believed this is due to more traffic on our roads and an increase in the age profile of pedestrians most likely to be injured. People over 65 years old account for 30% of pedestrian deaths but they make up only around 12% of the population.

    Pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur between 3 pm and 6 pm when pedestrian traffic is highest. This time of day is often associated with commuting and the school run.

    Pedestrian accident hotspots tend to be busy junctions where pedestrian crossing facilities are inadequate or faulty.

    How to keep safe when crossing the road as a pedestrian

    The following are some top tips to avoid any potential accidents:

    • Look out for vehicles that may appear out of sight, especially at junctions.

    • Always use pedestrian crossings where available and make sure you have time to cross.

    • If there’s no pedestrian crossing, cross the road diagonally at right angles to the traffic.

    • Make eye contact with drivers before stepping out onto the road – this will give them a chance to see you and stop if necessary.

    • Wear bright or reflective clothing when walking in dark or low light conditions.

    What are the Government doing about pedestrian accidents?

    The UK Government has launched a pedestrian road safety review to ensure pedestrian accident claims are reduced by 50%. It is proposed that the review will look into safer pavements for pedestrians and how pedestrian crossing facilities can be improved.

    Improved pedestrian crossings would not only reduce pedestrian accidents but also help to make road users more aware of pedestrians which would result in safer roads and possibly fewer pedestrian accident claims.

    What to do if you have been affected by a pedestrian accident.

    If you or somebody you know has been injured as a pedestrian, do not delay in making an injury claim against those deemed responsible for your injuries. There is no time limit on when a pedestrian accident claim can be made; however, if you delay in making pedestrian accident claims, you may only be able to claim for the pedestrian injuries you have suffered up until that point.

    The pedestrian accident claims process can be made much quicker and easier with the help of a pedestrian accident claim specialist.

    The specialist team here at Mulderrigs will deal with your pedestrian accident claim and help you to get the compensation you deserve.

    Contact us today on 0800 0523 693 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

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    The Law On Pedestrian Accident Claims

    All drivers owe a legal duty to take care for the safety of a pedestrians.

    The courts realise that a pedestrian poses very little threat to a motorist. But a motorist posses an enormous threat to the pedestrian.

    So the law very often works in favour of the injured pedestrian.

    Of course these cases can be easier to prove when the pedestrian is crossing at a pelican crossing or a zebra crossing.

    But wherever the accident occurs the law is likely to favour an injured pedestrian.

    Choose Mulderrigs For Your Pedestrian Accident Claim

    Mulderrigs have dealt with pedestrian claims ranging from minor bumps all the way through to the most catastrophic injuries.

    Some of our notable cases appear at the bottom of the page.

    In pedestrian accident claims there’s no substitute for picking up the phone and having a chat, so, if you have been knocked down by a careless driver please just get in touch.

    Our initial advice is completely free and we always agree to act on “no win no fee” terms.

    Call now to get free advice 0800 0523 693