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Making Pedestrian Accident Claims with Winns

When you think about road traffic accidents, you tend to think of a collision between cars, and not pedestrian accident claims.

Whilst those travelling in cars can be left with serious injuries, pedestrians are at far greater risk of incurring severe, life-threatening injuries, as they do not have the safety features around them that protect motorists and passengers.

If you have been injured by a motorist and would like to make a pedestrian accident claim for compensation, then Winns can help. Get in touch today to find out how.

Who can make a pedestrian accident claim?

If you have been hit by a motorist whilst walking or running, then you are entitled to make a pedestrian accident claim. If the motorist was fully, or even partially to blame for the accident then the chances are that you will be eligible for a compensation settlement.

If, however, you have lost a family member or loved one due to a fatal collision where they were a pedestrian, then we can also make a pedestrian accident claim on their behalf. Compensation won't help with the grief, or make the loss any easier, but it can help towards various costs, such as funerals, and provide for any dependants.

Why make a pedestrian accident claim with Winns?

Winns takes pedestrian accident claims very seriously, and we will do our utmost to get you the compensation settlement that you deserve. After an injury, it's the least we can do. When you make a pedestrian accident claim with Winns, we will also arrange for you to receive any relevant medical care and ongoing therapy that you may need (such as physiotherapy) to help you along the road to recovery.

After you have spoken to a case handler, they will keep you updated throughout the whole claims process. They'll look after everything, right through to the point when a settlement is agreed, so that you can concentrate on your recovery.

Call or use Live Chat to speak to our team about pedestrian accident claims today.

What our clients say about Winns

Winns has an 'Excellent' client satisfaction rating on Trustpilot, thanks to our tireless work on behalf of innocent parties and our focus on providing the best service available.

You can read a few recent reviews from our Trustpilot profile below:

Our first time of having to use a service like this who are straight forward, understanding and very helpful, the TV advert is very true, they sort everything for you from Dr appointments to physio therapy, they do care about the person in general, I highly recommend Winn Solicitors to anyone looking for that nice and easy way to sort out any claims you may have, thank you Stephen Barber, your help is greatly appreciated.

Jill Graham

The overall experience I had was very positive. The conversation was well structured and I felt that I was being listened to as I did not feel I had to repeat myself. I felt that the person I dealt with was very empathetic to my situation, and I felt very supported throughout the whole process. I received the texts as informed and the instructions were very easy to follow

Mrs R. Cryan

Made the initial call very easy and I understand what’s going to happen now. I rang to start with and had no idea what I needed to do but [Winns] certainly helped me with this. Thank you!

Sam Robinson

Staying safe as a pedestrian

According to statistics published by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), most pedestrian casualties happen in built up areas. In 2016 alone, 302 adults and 29 children died on roads in urban areas. What's more, on built-up roads in Great Britain, 789 people were killed, 15,993 were seriously injured and 113,055 slightly injured in the same year. You can read the full report from ROSPA here.

If you are unsure as to the best ways to stay safe as a pedestrian, then the government has an excellent, and exhaustive, list of the safety rules for pedestrians. Following rules such as crossing in appropriate places and wearing reflective clothing will help you to avoid accidents wherever possible. You can see the government's full set of safety guidelines for pedestrians here.

Accidents do happen, however, and if you want to make a pedestrian accident claim then you should contact Winns ASAP.

What to do after a pedestrian accident

There are certain steps that can be taken after an accident that will increase the success rate of pedestrian accident claims reaching a settlement.

Here's what you should try and remember to do, or get someone else to do if you are injured as a pedestrian:

  • Document the scene of the accident with photographs. Pictures of the surrounding area and road markings will also help to provide context.
  • Record the contact details of any potential witnesses, as well as a statement if they are willing to give one.
  • Have your injuries treated ASAP. As well as ensuring you have the best chance of recovery, a doctor's notes can be valuable evidence when it comes to a settlement.
  • Keep receipts for any costs that arise due to your injuries. This can be for specialist equipment, or even transport if you’re unable to drive as a result of the accident.
  • Get in touch with Winns. We'll be able to take all of the information and documents you can provide us with in order to build a strong case to make a pedestrian accident claim.

How much compensation can you claim with pedestrian accident claims?

The exact amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive after you make a pedestrian accident claim will depend on a number of factors, such as the severity of your injuries, time taken off work, the cost of adjustments to your lifestyle etc.

Your Winns case handler will be able to give you a more detailed overview of the type of settlement you can expect once they have all the details, but our claims calculator can provide an initial estimate.

I have just started my journey with Winn solicitors, so far I have nothing g but praise for this company. They have dealt with my case swiftly and professionally.

Mr D. Lee

Pedestrian Accident Claims - FAQs

Is a driver always at fault when hitting a pedestrian?

A driver is, by the very nature of motoring, in control of a potentially lethal piece of machinery, and so the onus to ensure the safety of others around them will always fall more to the driver than a pedestrian. That being said, if the pedestrian is shown not to have paid due care and attention to the road and their surroundings, then a degree of fault can be attributed to both parties.

What happens if a pedestrian caused an accident?

If a pedestrian is shown to be partly responsible for the accident that injured them, if they did not take due care when crossing, or were using a phone for example, then they can still make a pedestrian accident claim. In these cases, however, the settlement amount will likely have a proportion deducted to reflect the level of responsibility laid at the pedestrian in causing the accident.

How much should I settle for getting hit by a car?

The settlement amount for pedestrian accident claims is dependent on a number of factors, such as the type and severity of injuries caused. Your Winns case handler will be able to give you a better idea of how much your claim may be worth and will give you the best advice at all times.

I found Winns to be really helpful. I never had to do a thing they sorted everything out and would ring you to let you know what was happening in my claim. Fingers crossed it never happens again but I would 100% go with Winns again.

Nicola Darbyshire

Call or use Live Chat today to start the pedestrian accident claims process with Winns. We're here to help.

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