Pedestrian Crossing injury Compensation Claims
Pedestrians have right of way when using a pedestrian crossing, so if a vehicle has not stopped and you have been injured as a consequence, you may be eligible to make a claim for personl injury compensation, on a NO WIN NO FEE Basis, with MG Legal's road traffic accident claim specialists.
MG Legal’s expert pedestrian accident compensation solicitors handle all personal injury claims that we accept on a no win no fee basis, so if you have been injured as a pedestrian, then do not hesitate to contact our friendly team of road traffic accident solicitors for all the help and legal assistance you need to pursue a successful claim for personal injury compensation.
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Can I make a claim for being hit on a pedestrian crossing?
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. So what happens if you are hit by a vehicle while using a pedestrian crossing?
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.
MG Legal have represent lots of people who are injured, when they have attempted to cross the roads using a crossing, such as a zebra crossing, or even at traffic lights.
We have listed a recent case study below, illustrating one of our recent successes, and for which our client left our personal injury solicitors a glowing review.
But can you make claim if you have been hit on a zebra crossing?
Do I have a zebra crossing injury claim?
To instruct our road traffic accident solicitors, on a No Win No Fee basis, we hace three basic requirements. And they are:
You can make a zebra crossing injury claim if you were injured:
• within the last three years, and;
• another person was to blame, and;
• that person owed you a duty of care.
Usually when you contact our offices, we our pedestrian accident solicitors will be able to tell you immediately if you have a claim for compensation. If you do, we will get the wheels in motion and starty your claim for compensation, straight away.
How are pedestrians injured on Zebra Crossings?
There are many ways pedestrians can be injured when crossing the road. Common Zebra Crossing Accidents Caused By Cars, Lorries, and Motorcylces, include:
• Vehicles failing to stop when the light is red at a light-controlled crossing,
and colliiding into waiting pedestrians;
• Vehicles failing to slow down when approaching a zebra crossing;
• Cars failing to see pedestrians that are already on the zebra crossing, and
colliding into them;
• Drivers of vehicles, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
What To Do If You Are Injured On A Zebra Crossing
If you are injured by another road use while using a pedestrian crossing, then the first thing to do, if you have suffered a serious injury is to ‘phone for an ambulance, or paramedic. Treating your injuries should be at the forefront of your mind, as the quicker you attend your local A&E Department, the quicker you will receive the medical treatment you require. If you are not seriously injured, it may be that you attend A&E by making your own way there, or at the very least, attend upon your GP to ensure that nothing is broken, and that you are fit to work, and carry out any recreational activities. When you attend A&E, or your GP, make sure that you tell them how the accident happened, so that the injury is correctly logged in your medical notes. If you are going to make a claim for personal injury compensation, your medical notes will assist in evidencing not just your injuries, but how your injuries were sustained.
How can I support my personal injury claim?
As with any road traffic accident, evidence is key to success. If you instruct MG Legal, our pedestrian injury solicitors will pursue the insurers of the vehicle at fault, in order to claim for compensation. It would help your injury compensation claim if you:
Took down details of the vehicle that caused the collision, including the vehicles, registration number, make, model and colour of the vehicle, if you weren’t too injured;
Obtain the name and address of the driver of the vehicle that injured you, and details of the incident location, including any landmarks;
Ask for the names and addresses of any witnesses to the road traffic accident. Sometimes independent witnesses, or even those who were with you at the time of your accident, can help confirm who was at fault for your accident, and why;
Contact the local police. If you ‘phone the police, and advise them that you, or a family member have been injured in a road traffic accident, they will attend the scene, take down details, and prepare an incident report. Any report prepared by the police will assist in determining who was at fault for the road traffic accident, and assist you in making your claim for personal injury compensation;
Take pictures of your injuries, and keep a daily diary of your injuries so that when you contact MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors, we can assess your claim, and give you an estimate of how much your claim is worth.
When our team of Personal Injury solicitors in Longridge were approached by Mrs A in relation to her injury compensation claim, we were, quite frankly, shocked at what injuries she has suffered.
Mrs A has been walking across a Zebra crossing in Fulwood, Preston. The Zebra crossing is located between a busy parade of shops, and the Hospital. 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 off her.
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 till 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.
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!”