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Zebra crossing pedestrian accident claims:
Pedestrians using crossings such as zebra crossings, pedestrian crossings, or a light-controlled crossing, when the lights are on red, should expect to be able to cross the road safely. However, this is not always the case.
There are a number of reasons why zebra crossing accidents can happen. Statistically, Britain has one of the best road safety records in the world. Despite this, around 400 pedestrians are killed each year when hit by a vehicle. Many more suffer serious personal injuries. If you have been injured while trying to cross the road at a zebra crossing, contact MG Legal's specialist solicitors today to discuss your potential zebra crossing pedestrian accident claims.
Zebra crossing pedestrian accident claims- a case study from MG Legal:
When our team of Road Traffic Accident solicitors in Longridge were approached by our client Mrs A in relation to her injury compensation claim, we were shocked at what injuries she has suffered. Mrs A has been walking across a Zebra crossing in Fulwood, Preston. When she started crossing, the car to her right had paused (as it was legally obliged to do), and the car on her left was quite far away.
The car carried on, and our client saw the driver looking elsewhere, with no signs of slowing down. Mrs A panicked, realising the car hadn’t seen her and wasn’t slowing down at all, and jumped to try and get out of the way. Unfortunately, the car still managed to hit her, catching her legs directly at her knees. Mrs A described the event to our team, explaining that she was thrown a little way into the air, before coming straight back down onto the pavement below.
She was then rushed into the A&E department which, fortunately, was only around 200m away, where she was seen by the doctors. She had suffered bad cuts and bruising to her knees, damage to her personal possessions, and she was fairly shaken up by the whole event.
The driver had, initially, made to drive off. However, once he seemed to realise that Mrs A was actually injured, he pulled over a little down the road and came to check whether she was okay.
Unfortunately, Mrs A had to take time off work to recover from her injuries, as well as attending various medical appointments and having therapy for her psychological injuries
Unfortunately, Mrs A had to take time off work to recover from her injuries, as well as attending various medical appointments and having therapy for her psychological injuries.
As soon as Mrs A contacted us, our team of Personal Injury solicitors in Longridge contacted the driver’s insurer and informed them of the injuries our client had suffered.
After being offered a measly £2,000.00 to cover Mrs A’s injuries, as well as the items she had to replace due to the incident, our team managed to get Mrs A a fantastic £7,000.00.
Mrs A was thrilled with the outcome of her case, and left us glowing feedback:
“MG Legal’s personal injury team were amazing; Mark and Phil in particular made me feel comfortable throughout the process and were excellent at explaining any ‘legal jargon’ used by the other side to me. They fought for me at every turn, and made sure that I received the maximum amount of compensation possible for my injuries. MG Legal arranged expert medical appointments and treatment for my psychological injuries, which left me able to live a normal life following the traumatic experience. I couldn’t recommend them enough to anyone, and I have told more than a few of my friends how good their services are!”
Pedestrian accident claims and related statistics:
Pedestrians are often overlooked when discussing road traffic accident victims. Along with motorcyclists, horse riders and cyclists, pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable people on the road, and are classed as vulnerable road users in the eyes of the law. Often hard to see on the road, and not having the physical protection afforded by those driving in a car, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries and accidents.
In 2018, 26% of all road deaths were pedestrians, who died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle. Between 2005 and 2018, 8.6% of the 5,835 pedestrian deaths in England, Scotland and Wales occurred on pavements, 542 involved motor vehicles, with six pedestrian-cycle footway collisions.
Do pedestrians have right of way on a zebra crossing?
Under Rule 195 of the Highway Code, road users MUST give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a zebra crossing. This is a legal requirement.
This essentially means that, in the eyes of the law, pedestrians do have right of way on the roads when crossing at a zebra crossing. If a driver fails to stop at a zebra crossing, and hits a pedestrian causing injury, they could be liable to have a zebra crossing accident claim made against them.
Woman injured in a hit and run road traffic accident:
On December 30th, a pedestrian was involved in a hit and run accident with a black vehicle. The North Yorkshire Police have revealed that the black vehicle who was involved in the road traffic accident did not stay on the scene, and they are appealing for information about the driver or the vehicle. The woman who was hit by the vehicle as a pedestrian has suffered from muscular injuries as a result of the collision. If you have been injured in a hit and run road traffic accident as a pedestrian, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee pedestrian accident claims with our specialist injury solicitors.
New priority given to pedestrians under Highway Code Rules:
As part of the Highway Code changes, pedestrians now have a new right of way over drivers and cyclists at junctions and at the side of the road. Previously, drivers had to only give way to a pedestrian if the pedestrian has already begun crossing the road, or has entered the zebra crossing.
However, under the new rules, drivers and cyclists must give way to pedestrians who are waiting at a side road, junction, or crossing. This gives pedestrians the main right of way on the roads, even when they are attempting to cross into oncoming traffic.
Our pedestrian accident solicitors know that this could well lead to an increase in the number of pedestrian road traffic accident claims that are made, as drivers will be more likely to be in the wrong under the Highway Code if they are involved in a collision with a pedestrian.
Drivers failing to follow new Highway Code rules for pedestrian safety:
With the introduction of new Highway Code rules in January of 2022, and new priority given to pedestrians as mentioned above, some might assume that the rate of pedestrian accident claims will reduce, and that fewer pedestrian injuries will take place. However, practical studies carried out in these early stages suggest that this is not the case, and that the Highway Code will protect pedestrians and prevent pedestrian injuries.
In Leicester, one reporter carried out a study of his own to see whether drivers would give way to him crossing the road, as they should do under the new Highway Code rules. He tried to cross a number of roads as a car was indicating to turn into it and see if they stopped to let him proceed. However, during a period of 40 minutes, and at two different junctions, only one driver spotted him and let him cross before they turned in. The rest of the drivers all drove into the junction without stopping. This was not surprising to our pedestrian accident solicitors, who have been closely monitoring public reaction to the changes, and speaking to pedestrians who continue to be injured by other road users despite the priority that they now hold.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident as a pedestrian, and you feel that the other road user acted negligently and failed to give you priority on the road as they were supposed to, then you could be eligible to make a no win no fee pedestrian injury claim with our specialist no win no fee solicitors at MG Legal. Simply contact us online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour on a free, no obligation basis.
What are the main causes of pedestrian accidents?
All pedestrian accident claims are different, and there is no one thing that causes pedestrian accidents to occur. However, our pedestrian accident claims solicitors know that one of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents leading to injuries is reckless driving.
Whether it is driving while using a mobile phone, drink driving, or driving while distracted, driving recklessly in any way makes the possibility of veering off the road and colliding within a pedestrian increase significantly. In all of the instances above, the driver would be at fault for the pedestrian accident, and would be liable in any pedestrian accident claims.
However, there are some instances where pedestrians themselves can be at fault for pedestrian accidents, and in these cases pedestrian accident claims may not be able to be made.
Some of these situations, as stated by the Department of Transport, are:
Pedestrians failing to look properly
Pedestrians acting carelessly or recklessly
Pedestrians crossing the road masked by a stationary or parked vehicle
However, while the Department of Transport have released these situations, in the large majority of cases, pedestrians are not to blame for the accidents that they are involved in, and they are able to make a no win no fee pedestrian accident claim for their injuries. To learn more about making a no win no fee pedestrian accident claim for financial compensation, simply contact our solicitors online here for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Pedestrian hit by a car while crossing the road:
If you are hit by a car while crossing the road as a pedestrian, but not at a designated pedestrian crossing, it will be up to a specialist road traffic accident solicitor to establish whether or not you are eligible to make a personal injury road traffic accident claim on an individual basis. If you are found to have crossed a road negligently, at a dangerous place, or without checking if there is oncoming traffic, then you may not be eligible to make pedestrian accident claims.
However, if it is found that you acted with due care when crossing the road, and the negligent actions of the driver caused the accident leading to your injuries, then you could be eligible to pursue a claim. To find out whether you have a claim for road traffic accident compensation for your specific pedestrian accident, then get in touch with MG Legal’s specialist road traffic accident solicitors.
Pedestrian accident claims- hit by a drunk driver:
If a pedestrian has been hit by a drunk driver, they are almost always eligible to make a road traffic accident claim for financial compensation. The act of drunk driving is inherently included in the legal umbrella of negligent driving, which can be used to make a successful road traffic accident claim for financial compensation. Driving while drunk can lead to slower reaction times, distracted driving, worse hazard perception, and unexpected risk-taking. In your claim, your designated road traffic accident solicitor will work to prove this negligence, and prove that it was this act of negligence that led to your injuries as a pedestrian.
Pedestrian accident claims- hit by a cyclist claim:
With pedestrians and cyclists often being very close on the roads, and often sharing path areas and pavements, and cyclists making little to no noise when approaching at fast speeds, it is not surprising that collisions between pedestrians and cyclists, and pedestrians hit by cyclists, are not uncommon.
If you have been hit by a cyclist as a pedestrian, you could be looking to make a pedestrian accident claim for financial compensation for your injuries. However, making a pedestrian accident claim against a cyclist can be much more challenging than doing so against a car driver, or a motorcyclist, because the cyclist will most likely not have any form of insurance.
However, this does not mean that it is impossible to make a pedestrian accident claim against the cyclist themselves, depending on whether or not they are deemed to have sufficient funds to finance the claim.
If you are looking to make a pedestrian accident claim against a cyclist, or simply wish to learn more about the process, contact our road traffic accident solicitors online here and speak to a solicitor the same working day.
What evidence do I need for my pedestrian accident claim?
Even in clear and obvious pedestrian accidents, where there are no doubts as to whether your pedestrian accident was caused by negligent driving, the correct evidence will be needed in order to claim your pedestrian accident claim. This will include evidence to prove the negligence on part of the driver or other party involved, as well as evidence to prove the extent of your injuries.
The types of evidence that could help to achieve this might include:
Photos of the accident scene- After being injured in a pedestrian accident, if you are able to do so safely, try to take pictures of the accident scene and how it occurred .
Details of any vehicles involved- It is important to note down the model of the car, colour, and the registration number, as well as the driver’s insurance details if they are cooperative in giving these to you.
CCTV footage if available- If the accident happened to be recorded or caught on security or CCTV cameras, or any dash cam devices nearby, try to obtain a copy of this footage.
Witness details- If anybody witnessed the pedestrian accident, try to collect their contact details in order to assist in subsequent no win no fee pedestrian accident claims.
Medical records- After the pedestrian accident, if you seek medical attention for your injuries, this will create a medical record of your injuries, which our pedestrian accident solicitors can obtain in order to support your no win no fee pedestrian accident claims.
New emphasis on pedestrian safety under the Highway Code regulations:
In recent weeks, the Department of Transport has proposed a number of changes to the Highway Code, set to come into force later this year. In this post, our road traffic accident specialists run through the new rules, and what they will mean for pedestrian accident claims.
These changes to the Highway Code come alongside the government’s focus on ensuring the safety of ‘vulnerable road users’. These road users, considered to be more at risk of suffering from serious injuries in a road traffic accident, include pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and horse riders. The Department of Transport organised a large-scale review off how these road users can be kept safe on our roads.
As part of the changes, pedestrians will have a new right of way over drivers and cyclists at junctions and at the side of the road. As it currently stands, drivers must only give way to a pedestrian if the pedestrian has already begun crossing the road, or has entered the zebra crossing.
However, under the new rules, drivers and cyclists must give way to pedestrians who are waiting at a side road, junction, or crossing. This gives pedestrians the main right of way on the roads, even when they are attempting to cross into oncoming traffic.
This could well lead to an increase in the number of pedestrian road traffic accident claims that are made, as drivers will be more likely to be in the wrong under the Highway Code if they are involved in a collision with a pedestrian.
Pedestrian accident claims- hit by a motorbike:
With motorcyclists being involved in road traffic accidents at such a high rate compared to other road users, and being much more likely to veer of the roads than cars or bigger, more sturdy vehicles, it is not surprising that a large amount of pedestrian accident claims involve pedestrians or by-standers who are hit by motorbikes.
Whether the motorcyclist veered off the road hitting a pedestrian, failed to stop at a zebra crossing, or simply did not see the pedestrian crossing the road, it could lead to serious injury for both parties, but most obviously to the pedestrian who has no protective equipment or clothing.
If you have been a pedestrian hit by a motorbike, and have suffered injuries of any kind, then you could be eligible to make a pedestrian accident claim for financial compensation with our specialist road traffic accident solicitors.
Fatal pedestrian accident claims:
Unfortunately, due to the fact that pedestrians are unprotected vulnerable road users, they are likely to be very seriously injured in nay road traffic accident, and even pass away. If you have lost a loved one in pedestrian accident, and are wondering about how fatal pedestrian accident claims work, or how much you could be owed in financial compensation for the loss of your loved one, then contact our road traffic accident solicitors online here, and hear back from us the same working day.
Our specialist solicitors know that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and will act with compassion and empathy to build your fatal pedestrian accident claim and obtain as much financial compensation possible on your behalf, allowing you to focus on rebuilding your life.
Pedestrian accident at work claim:
Workplace vehicles are used in warehouses, factories, construction sites, and many more workplaces across the country. When these vehicles are used, there are strict health and safety regulations that must be in place to prevent traffic accidents at work from occurring, and employees being injured.
Still, events like this do happen. If you have been injured as a pedestrian by a vehicle at work, and whether it was caused by the negligence of your boss or another employee, you could claim financial compensation through a pedestrian accident at work claim today.
To speak to MG Legal about your potential pedestrian accident at work claim, on a free, no-obligation basis, get in touch with us online today here, and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
Can I make a pedestrian accident claim for injury if it was a hit and run?
Yes, you can, MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors are experienced in helping our injured clients making all types of personal injury claim, and we appreciate that some drivers do not stop at the scene of a road traffic accident, even if they hit a pedestrian. In some cases, the police can trace the negligent vehicle either from CCTV, partial plate numbers, witnesses or debris left at the scene and so the owner and thus an insurer, can be identified.
In some cases, the hit and run driver will evade all of these measures, and will remain untraced. But do not panic, because at MG Legal our expert personal injury solicitors are experienced enough to know that where a vehicle flees the scene, there remains the option to pursue a claim via the Motor Insurer’s Bureau under either the Uninsured or Untraced Drivers’ schemes. Both schemes offered by the Motor Insurers' Bureau are government backed, insurance industry funded schemes, which provide a replacement to an insurer for those who are victims of uninsured or untraced drivers.
Can I make pedestrian accident claims for an accident involving a child?
If your child has been injured in a pedestrian accident, a child hit by a car at a zebra crossing, or a child hit by a car on the pavement, you could be eligible to make one of our pedestrian accident claims with a specialist road traffic accident on their behalf, and obtain financial compensation for them.
In this process, you would act as a ‘litigation friend’ who is making the claim on behalf of your injured child, and you will work closely with a designated road traffic accident solicitor as you would if you were making a claim for yourself. For more information on how the process of making an injury claim for your child works, and to hear how we can help make it as smooth as possible, get in touch with MG Legal’s road traffic accident solicitors here.
In recent years, concerns have been raised over the number of children pedestrians who are being injured in road traffic accidents and hit by vehicles and bicycles. Data released by the Department for Transport (DfT) have revealed that in 2018, the number of pedestrians that were killed in road traffic accidents rose by more than 25%. This is in contrast to the overall trend of the number of road traffic accidents taking place on UK roads, with the overall number of fatal road traffic accidents falling from 1,793 to 1,784.
These findings reveal serious problems with the safety of children walking in the public area, and near our nation’s roads. As a response to these statistics, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) shared ‘serious concern’, claiming that there was a “lack of significant progress towards reducing road deaths”.
How long do pedestrian accident claims take to settle?
All pedestrian accident claims are different, and the length of time to settlement, depends upon the injures sustained, and if the third party admits liability for the road traffic accident. One thing you can be sure of when you work with MG Legal's road traffic injury solicitors is that we will settle all pedestrian accident claims for compensation as quickly and stress free as possible.
How long do I have to make Pedestrian Accident Claim?
From the date of the road traffic accident, you have 3 years to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Minors, meaning children under the age of 18 at the time of the road traffic accident, have 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday. So, if a child is 16 when they are injured, they have 5 years to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Time limits may differ if you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, if you are acting as guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney. The best advice we can give, is that if you have any queries about time limits for bringing a pedestrian accident claim, then give our friendly personal injury team a call.
Why choose MG Legal for my Pedestrian Accident Claim?
Unlike many ‘personal injury claims referral companies’ seen on daytime TV, MG Legal only employ qualified personal injury specialists to act on your behalf. Our experts are normal, approachable people, who are qualified solicitors specialising in all personal injury and medical negligence personal injury compensation claims. If you have been injured by a car or motorcycle, even if the vehicle was uninsured, our experts at MG Legal can help you. To speak to one of our expert road traffic accident personal injury solicitors, please contact us here, today.
Pedestrian accident claims for potholes or uneven pavement:
If you have been injured as a pedestrian, as a result of a pothole or uneven road surface, you could be eligible to make a pedestrian accident claim. The pothole might have caused a car to veer off the road and hit you as a pedestrian, caused you to trip and fall into oncoming traffic, or simply caused you to fall and suffer injuries.
Your local council authorities receive government money from taxes to pay for any repairs that need performing, and to keep the roads safe, and when this does not happen they are open to pedestrian accident claims if anybody is injured as a result.
If you have been injured while walking along a public road or footpath in the last three years, do not hesitate to get in touch with our injury solicitors specialising in pedestrian accident claims to discuss your NO WIN NO FEE claim today.
What can be claimed for in pedestrian accident claims?
With all pedestrian accident claims, your claim will be broken down into two parts. The first of these will be special damages.
Special damages help to repay victims for any financial losses that they have suffered because of the accident. These include:
Loss of earnings
Potential loss of earnings
On top of these damages, you will also receive general damages for the pain and suffering of the specific injury. This amount will vary depending on the injuries that you have sustained and the severity of them.
For a full overview of what can be claimed for in a pedestrian accident claims, see our page here.
What if I’m partly at fault for the pedestrian accident?
You can still make a pedestrian accident claim where you were party to blame for the accident, because this means that another party was also partly to blame. Your claim would most likely be settled on what is known as a “split liability” or “contributory negligence” basis, which means that the total value of your injuries and losses would be assessed just with any normal claim, and then a percentage would be deducted to account for your apportionment of blame or fault.
Most split liability or contributory negligence pedestrian accident claims are open to negotiation and so, whilst it might not always be possible to obtain a full non-fault outcome, MG Legal are highly experienced in obtaining the best possible settlement and minimising any contributory negligence and we will do our best to ensure you receive the maximum possible award for your pedestrian accident claim.
9th November 2021- Pedestrian suffers from serious injuries after road traffic accident in a car park:
A young man in his 20s has suffered from serious injuries after being hit by a car in a public car park. The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, but he is still being treated in hospital. Our road traffic accident solicitors know that car parks can be dangerous places for pedestrians, with accidents, and pedestrians being hit by a car in a car park being much more common than most people think. If you have been injured as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident, or your loved one has been hit by a car as a pedestrian, you could be eligible to make a pedestrian accident claim with our no win no fee road traffic accident solicitors. Simply contact our no win no fee solicitors online here for a free no-obligation consultation with a solicitor.
How much does it cost to make pedestrian accident claims?
Here at MG Legal, we accept all of our pedestrian accident claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. This allows all of our clients to make their pedestrian accident claim at no financial risk, as if we do not win their pedestrian accident claim, they do not owe us a penny. We are able to work in this way due to the success rate of our solicitors, which is over 99%.
How much is my pedestrian accident claim worth?
As previously mentioned, pedestrian accident claims are separated into general and special damages. The special damages of your pedestrian accident claim will be calculated on an individual basis, by your specialist road traffic accident solicitor. For the general damages for the pain and suffering, MG Legal have put together the below table outlining the compensation available for different injuries in a pedestrian accident:
Injury description after a pedestrian accident:
Estimated compensation amount:
Very severe brain damage- little meaningful response to environment
Moderately severe brain damage- serious disability and constant care needed
Minor brain damage or head injury- minimal brain damage, if any
Arm fracture- where there is a serious fracture of one or both forearms and significant disability as a result
£36,770 to £56,180
Arm fracture- a simple fracture of the forearm
£6,190 to £18,020
Elbow fracture- a simple fracture to the elbow
Up to £11,820
Leg fracture- simple fractures to a femur with no damage to the articular surfaces
£8,550 to £13,210
Ankle fracture- a simple and undisplaced fractured ankle, varying on the likelihood of a full recovery
Up to £12,900
Foot fracture- simple metatarsal fractures
Up to £12,900
Toe fracture- a simple fractured toe
Up to £9,010
What to do after a pedestrian car accident:
When making a pedestrian accident claim, it is necessary to prove that it was the vehicle driver’s fault, and that they acted negligently. Our road traffic accident solicitors find that only in very rare circumstances are pedestrians at fault, and the accidents often occur as a result of a car not seeing the pedestrian, or by two vehicles colliding, and a vehicle coming off the road and injuring innocent pedestrians and passers-by.
In order to pursue a claim as a pedestrian hit by a car, or involved in another kind of road traffic accident, more often than not you will need the following information:
The registration number of the vehicle at fault
The name of the driver of the motor vehicle
A police reference, if the police were called, and attended the scene of the accident
Witness details, if the incident was witnessed.
However, if you did not manage to obtain the vehicle details, or obtain the name of the driver of the motor vehicle that collided with you, then all is not lost, as MG Legal's expert road traffic accident solicitors will be able to pursue a claim through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. The Motor Insurers Bureau is available to anyone who has suffered vehicle damage, or non-fault personal injury after a road traffic accident, and the driver of the vehicle at fault for the road traffic accident does not have a policy of insurance in place.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau offers two schemes: Traced, and Untraced. See a full overview of these here.