At the end of 2016, there were 37.3 million vehicles on the roads of Great Britain, of which 30.9 million were cars (Vehicle Licensing Stats Gov UK).
Cars are equipped with many safety features such as airbags, which deploy in the event of an accident, seat belts, shatter resistant glass, anti-lock brakes, stability control, lights, mirrors and bumpers, all of which to some extent protect the driver and the passengers of the vehicle.
In practical terms, a driver will often carry insurance that includes a legal expenses policy, whereas being a pedestrian may mean you do not have the benefit of such a policy, which would enable you to pursue a claim. The terms of your household insurance policy may include this type of cover, but it may not assist you in pedestrian injury cases where proving the driver who hit you with their car was at fault is complex.
There are many situations that pedestrians can find themselves a vulnerable road user, leading to pedestrian accident claims. All road users have a duty of care around pedestrians, however, accidents can and still do happen. If as a pedestrian you have been hit by a car you may be entitled to claim compensation. The most common types of pedestrian accident claims include, but are not limited to:
Have you been involved in a pedestrian accident that wasn't your fault? Speak to our expert personal injury team today for free, initial legal advice about making a claim. Free call 0300 303 3629 or send us an enquiry.
In some instances we are able to fund claims on a 'No Win, No Fee' or Conditional Fee Agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.