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Pedestrian Accident Claims
Pedestrians Hit by Car
A collision between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle can be an extremely traumatic incident, both physically and emotionally for those involved.
Pedestrians are a vulnerable group of road users should they be involved in an accident due to their lack of protection from large, heavy and fast moving vehicles such as cars and HGVs, and injuries can range from cuts and grazes to much more severe consequences such as broken bones, head injuries and internal bleeding.
Collisions between vehicles and pedestrians are most likely to occur in areas where there is a high density of pedestrians, such as in urban centres, and particularly where pedestrians cross roads or at busy junctions. However pedestrians can sustain injury on isolated country roads, at night and in other locations and circumstances where traffic is light or indeed unexpected.
There is a high level of responsibility on a driver of a vehicle towards pedestrians, taking into consideration the driver is in charge of a vehicle which will cause injury and indeed potentially serious injury should it collide with a pedestrian.
What can we do to help?
If you were involved in an incident you may be entitled to compensation for the physical or mental health injury sustained, financial support for loss of earnings should you have to take time off work, additional costs incurred and for help and assistance during your recovery period from injury.
Should you have been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, at Accident Helpline Scotland we can talk you through your specific incident, establish if there might have been any fault on behalf of the motorist or other road user, and identify if you are eligible to pursue a compensation claim.