Pedestrian accident claims

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a road accident and you are looking for a pedestrian accident lawyer, PR Scully are expert personal injury solicitors who can ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. 

Our legal team will guide you through the injury claims process, dealing with the at-fault insurance company, police and the other parties, and helping you and your family with all of your concerns. 

We have years of experience in handling successful accident claims, and we win £6 million in compensation each year for our clients. We promise to do everything we can to ensure the best results possible for you while supporting you through this challenging situation. 

Contact us via our website or call us on 0161 768 3177 to find out what you can expect from a successful pedestrian accident compensation claim.

What can a pedestrian accident lawyer do for me?

Thousands of pedestrians are injured on the roads and pavement in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland each year, and sadly there are hundreds of fatalities as a result.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the roads as a pedestrian, you may have experienced not only physical injury and pain but also emotional trauma as well.

When you work with PR Scully as your pedestrian accident lawyer, we will advise you of whether you have a claim, the time limits for making a claim, your chances of success and how much money you could be awarded in compensation. 

Compensation will depend on things like which party was at fault, any additional negligence, the extent of your injuries and the impact it has had on your life. Whether the driver was speeding, drunk or not paying attention can affect the strength of your claim.

Reporting your pedestrian accident

Before working with a lawyer, it is essential to contact the police if you have been hit by a car, or injured in a road traffic accident. Once the police have been contacted, PR Scully’s solicitors will be able to obtain most of the details for your pedestrian accident claim case from the evidence in the police report.

Before going ahead with your pedestrian accident compensation claim case, it is imperative to establish responsibility for the accident and whether the driver was at fault. PR Scully will need to find out what happened, which insurance company the driver was insured with, and whether there were any witnesses and other road users present who can assist with your case.

It’s vital to use a specialist pedestrian accident attorney like PR Scully for pedestrian accident claims to have the best chance of success. PR Scully injury solicitors are expert UK personal injury compensation lawyers who work for clients on a no-win no fee basis, which means there’s no barrier to accessing legal representation to make your injury claim.

Contact us via our website or call us on 0161 768 3177 for more information and to hear testimonials and reviews from previous clients.

Pedestrian Injury Compensation Claim Process

Our team of experts will guide you through the entire claims process. Making pedestrian accident claims in order to claim pedestrian injury compensation requires proving liability to the fault insurer. It is essential that details of the accident events must align with your personal testimony.

Circumstances surrounding your accident, alongside your physical injuries, are vital; these include the vehicles involved, the car driver, poor road maintenance, and whether you were in oncoming traffic.

We offer ‘no win no fee’ arrangements, which helps people who cannot afford to pay for legal fees and expenses up front. It cushions you from risks of financial losses if the case is not successful, as in those situations we do not receive a fee for the work we have done on your claim.

Contact us today via our website or call us on 0161 768 3177 for advice from our team of attorneys about your potential pedestrian accident claim.

Pedestrian hit-and-run compensation

What if the driver in my pedestrian accident didn’t stop? 

If you, or any witnesses to your pedestrian accident have the registration of the vehicle, PR Scully will be able to carry out a search and trace the details of the driver and the insurers.

Contact our accident lawyers today via our website or call us on 0161 768 3177 for more information about the consequences of road traffic accidents that are hit and runs.

What if the motorist left the accident scene and I haven’t kept their details?

If the police did not attend the scene of the accident, you should report it to them as soon as possible, especially if you were hit by a car in a hit and run. Even if the driver cannot be traced, there are still accident claim options that we can pursue on your behalf.

The Motor Insurers Bureau is an organisation that will meet accident claims against untraced drivers as long as they are satisfied the pedestrian’s claims have taken place as described.

Contact us today via our website or call us on 0161 768 3177 for more information about your rights to litigation following an accident.

What happens if I cannot work because of my injuries?

PR Scully understands how difficult things can be if you cannot work due to pedestrian injury. Losing income becomes especially hard when there are still bills to pay. If liability to your pedestrian accident claim is not disputed, PR Scully normally asks fault insurance companies to make interim payments that cover loss of earnings.

If you are self-employed, the fault insurers are likely to ask for copies of your accounts or tax returns to prove loss of earnings before they will agree to release payment. We can discuss this with you in more detail if necessary.

Contact us today via our website or phone us on 0161 768 3177 to make an enquiry with a solicitor about the possibility of damages if you are unable to work following an accident.

What happens if I can’t pay for medical treatment?

If we are satisfied that the pedestrian accident was not your fault, we can arrange for you to have physiotherapy rehabilitation carried out and we will recover the physiotherapy support costs from the fault insurer.  A physiotherapist will carry out an initial assessment and should be able to tell you how many sessions of treatment you are likely to need.

Contact us today via our website or call us on 0161 768 3177 to speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer about acting as your legal representation.

How are my pedestrian injuries assessed?

PR Scully will arrange for you to be seen by a doctor who will ask you questions about the severity of your suffering as a result of the pedestrian accident. The doctor will also ask to see your medical records and whether you have had to take time off work and how your home life has been affected.  

Pedestrian accident statistics show that alongside minor injuries, the most common injuries suffered after hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians are those to our mental health, ranging from trauma to anxiety and stress.

Other injuries resulting from a collision may include fractures, broken bones, brain injuries resulting from impact to the head, amputation and spinal cord injury.

Once they have met with you, the doctor will prepare a report and will predict, as accurately as possible, how long they think it is likely to be until your injuries have healed completely.  If you have suffered from a soft tissue injury to your neck or back (more commonly known as a “whiplash” injury), the doctor will say how many months they think it will be before you make a complete recovery from your injuries. 

Contact our law firm today via our website or call us on 0161 768 3177 for a consultation with an attorney about our services.

How much compensation will I receive?

Once we have the medical report from the doctor who examined you, as long as you are happy with the report, we will let the fault insurers have a copy and ask them to make a settlement offer for your claim for pedestrian compensation.  

We will be able to advise you in advance of the pedestrian accident compensation settlement we think you should receive.  The settlement amount for pedestrian accidents varies depending on how serious your personal injuries are and how long they are likely to last. From experience, PR Scully knows what you are likely to receive in a settlement for different types of pedestrian accident claims.  

In order to assess an amount for pedestrian compensation, a lawyer will look at previous pedestrian damage cases that have been decided by the Court and also at the Judicial College Guidelines which sets out how much compensation clients should receive.  

If the amount of pedestrian accident compensation offered is too low, we will advise you whether we think Court proceedings should be issued. We will ensure that the entire process of negotiation runs smoothly in all aspects.

Get in touch today about your pedestrian injury claim

Contact us via our website or call us on 0161 768 3177 to speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer today. You are in the best hands with PR Scully personal injury solicitors.

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