Pedestrian accident claims are when you are hit by a car, bus, truck, motorbike or bicycle. You can be hit crossing the road, while out walking, or just standing on the footpath talking with friends.

If you are hit by a road vehicle, which is not your fault, you may have a pedestrian accident claim for compensation. Personal injury in a road traffic accident can cost you in medical bills and in the financial effects on your life.

Your personal injury solicitor seeks to recover damages through a claims process. If you have been injured and your life impacted by an accident that was someone else’s fault, a claim for compensation seeks financial redress for your injuries and financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident and it was not your fault, The Personal Injury Team No Win No Fee solicitors will file your compensation claim and get you the money you deserve.

Pedestrian accident claims

What is a pedestrian accident claim?

A pedestrian accident claim seeks compensation for your damages when hit by any road vehicle. The injury may leave you in hospital, with bills to pay and have you off work for a time.

Your No Win No Fee solicitor takes the pedestrian accident claim against the negligent party. Claims might be made against the taxi driver who pulled out without looking, the car owner who didn’t stop in time or the owner of the bus which hit you when rounding a junction.

You may have a compensation claim if you are injured in a pedestrian accident and it was not your fault. The claims process seeks compensation for the damages from the accident and its financial effects on your life.

Our personal injury solicitors handle your compensation claim when you are injured, and it was not your fault in a pedestrian accident.

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Common pedestrian accident claims

Common pedestrian accident claims range from clips by a car mirror to being run over by a speeding car or a truck mounting the pavement. You may have a claim for compensation when the pedestrian accident was not your fault. 

Some common pedestrian accident claims are:

  • When vehicles do not stop at traffic lights
  • A drunk driver hits a pedestrian
  • A reckless driver mounts the pavement
  • Being hit at a Pedestrian Crossing
  • Driver distracted by their phone
  • Hit while waiting for a bus

When vehicles do not stop at traffic lights

When vehicles do not stop at traffic lights or any stop sign, they risk hitting a pedestrian. 

The pedestrian is crossing at a safe space but is hit by a car that should stop or slow down to allow the pedestrian to cross the street.

A drunk driver hits a pedestrian

A drunk driver hits a pedestrian by not stopping at a junction or driving at speed at night. 

The drunk driver cannot judge distance, speed, or see clearly and often hits a pedestrian without stopping.

A reckless driver mounts the pavement

A reckless driver mounts the pavement and hits a pedestrian. It happens often, and the unsuspecting pedestrian will be unable to move or protect themselves in time. 

Parents with young children and pushing buggies are very vulnerable to being hit by a car mounting the pavement.

Being hit at a Pedestrian Crossing

Being hit at a Pedestrian Crossing is another result of speeding, driving recklessly and drunk driving. 

The pedestrian on the crossing expects the vehicle to stop and cannot get out of the way of the car, bus or truck.

Driver distracted by their phone

A driver distracted by their phone may not see the pedestrian on the side of the road, or they might lose control and mount the pavement.

Looking at other cars or pedestrians often distracts the driver, causing a pedestrian accident.

Hit while waiting for a bus

Hit while waiting for a bus can happen when a passing car or truck comes too close to the pavement and swipes you with a wing mirror. 

It can also happen when the stopping bus driver misjudges the gap between the street and the bus stop and hits the waiting passengers.

If you are hit in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, our No Win No Fee solicitors may claim the pedestrian accident compensation for you.

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The first step is to get in touch and tell us what went wrong. It’s free and easy. Call our 24-hour helpline: 0800 027 0370 or request a callback here.

Claim Evaluation

Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. This will involve a thorough case review and understanding of the incident, financial damages and physical injuries.

Legal Letter

Once we are satisfied we have all the information we require and have a full understanding of your circumstances. We send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your claim and compensation requirements.

Pedestrian accident compensation

In a pedestrian accident compensation claim, you seek financial damages for the injuries you suffer. The compensation can be any amount from the low £10,000s to final awards of over £1 million.

If someone else is responsible for your personal injury, you claim compensation from their insurance company.

Sample compensation amounts in a pedestrian accident compensation claim are as follows. Please note these are figures for the injuries only. Financial losses would apply in addition:

Sample compensation amounts in a pedestrian accident compensation claim are as follows. Please note these are figures for the injuries only. Financial losses would apply in addition:

  • Facial scarring from £9,110 to £30,090
  • Moderate hip and pelvis injury from £12,590 to £39,170
  • Severe shoulder injury from £19,200 to £48,030
  • Moderate neck injury from £7,890 to £38,490
  • Severe back injury from £38,780 to £160,980
  • Traumatic chest injury from £65,740 to £100,670
  • Moderate brain injury from £43,060 to £219,070
  • Paraplegia from £219,070 to £284,260

(The figures given here are for General Damages amounts only. You will also receive compensation for any financial losses you suffer due to the personal injury. Figures are taken from Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition and are accurate as of April 2023.)

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There is not one fixed amount in personal injury claims. The circumstances differ from person to person and claim to claim, and the amount of compensation awarded will be tailored to the circumstances of your claim.  

A No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can give you an idea of what to expect from their experience in compensation claims.

What can you claim for compensation in a personal injury claim?

In a personal injury claim, you claim compensation for two types of damages: General Damages and Special Damages.

The amount of compensation awarded is the total of these two types of damages.

General Damages

General damages is the claim you make for what is known as PSLA, or the Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity you experience directly from the personal injury. 

Pain is that suffered as a direct result of the injury or any treatment for it. 

Suffering is the discomfort in your life as a result of the injury

Loss of Amenity is the disruption to your daily life, such as difficulty or restriction in walking, sitting, playing sports, and sleeping.

Special Damages

Special damages cover your past and future financial losses. These could include loss of earnings, care costs, medical treatment or specialist rehabilitation, aids, adaptations and any other out-of-pocket expenses you have or will suffer due to the personal injury.

Loss of earnings is for income lost directly from being off work and any reduction in income expected from not being able to return to your current type of employment.

Care costs include the care needed to recover from the personal injury and any long-term care and treatment costs, whether provided by friends and family or professionally.

Out-of-pocket expenses are for your medical appointments, travel and accommodation and any other costs incurred after the injury.

Compensation is awarded to cover all losses, including loss of life, medical expenses and long-term care needs arising from the injury in a personal injury accident.

You will need records such as payslips, all day-to-day receipts, and any other paperwork showing your losses from the personal injury.

A No Win No Fee solicitor handles your personal injury claim and gets you the compensation you deserve. 

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Pedestrian hit-and-run claims

Pedestrian hit-and-run claims can be successful, even if the driver is not found and prosecuted. The Motor Insurance Bureau funds pedestrian hit-and-run claims when you are injured, and it was not your fault.

The MIB has a levy on all motor insurance policies in the UK. The levy goes into a fund; from that fund, the MIB pays compensation for accidents involving uninsured drivers and pedestrian hit-and-run claims.

Our No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor deals with the MIB when you have a pedestrian hit-and-run claim.

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Common injuries sustained in pedestrian accident claims

Common injuries in pedestrian accident claims range from soft tissue injuries to severe breaks and paraplegia. 

Common pedestrian injury claims are for:

  • Scrapes, sprains, cuts and bruises
  • Broken limbs, hands, feet and ribs
  • Head, brain and spinal injuries
  • PTSD claims
  • Serious injury resulting in death

Scrapes, sprains, cuts and bruises

Scrapes, sprains, cuts and bruises may happen when glanced by a car mirror or a slight tip when crossing a busy road. Any road vehicle is heavy, and a tip can do you a lot of soft tissue damage.

Permanent scarring and trauma are some outcomes of the slight clip from a road vehicle.

Broken limbs, hands, feet and ribs

Broken limbs, hands, feet and ribs may result when hit by a car, bus or truck on the road. Your bones are no match for the heavy vehicle, even when it’s travelling slowly, and the severe, traumatic injury could have you in hospital and off work recovering.

Broken bones take time to heal and impact on your life. You may be unable to walk, drive or go to work, and you might be able to claim for the damages suffered.

Head, brain and spinal injuries

Head, brain and spinal injuries happen when hit by a road vehicle travelling at speed. The pedestrian will not stand a chance and will be thrown across the bonnet or the road.

Pedestrians with head, brain and spinal injuries may never recover and need constant care for life.

PTSD claims

PTSD claims are common in pedestrian accident claims. The fear of walking down the street or crossing the road again follows being knocked down, no matter how serious the injury.

The crippling fear of road users can affect pedestrians, and you might be able to claim compensation for the damages involved.

Serious injury resulting in death

Serious injury resulting in death is not unusual for pedestrians. There are over 300 such deaths each year in the UK, and the loved ones are left to pick up the pieces. 

Being hit by a car, bus, or truck can kill you on the spot or maybe weeks later in hospital. The loved ones left behind may claim damages for the loss of a family member in an accident that was not their fault. 

When hit by a vehicle in a pedestrian accident, you might be able to claim damages for the injury and its effect on your life. 

Your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor seeks pedestrian accident compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company.

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How to gather evidence to help your pedestrian accident claim

Gathering evidence of a pedestrian accident claim helps the case your solicitor is forming for you. Evidence plays a crucial part in any personal injury case, and it is not any different for a pedestrian injury claim.

To gather evidence for a pedestrian injury claim, you should:

  • Keep details of all medical treatment
  • Get contact details on all witnesses
  • Write down what happened while memories are fresh
  • Take photographs of the accident scene
  • Take photographs of your injuries if possible
  • Get CCTV or dashcam evidence
  • Keep all receipts
  • Call the police in a hit-and-run incident

Your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor will need all your evidence when they seek compensation for a pedestrian injury claim.

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How to make a pedestrian accident claim for compensation?

If you have been injured as by a vehicle as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for damages. To make a claim, speak to the Personal Injury Team who are experienced in helping injured parties successfully make claims for road traffic accidents.

Speak with us today to start your no win no fee claim.

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Find out how much you can claim for today

Find out how much you can claim for today by using our online assessment tool. It will give you an idea of what you might be able to claim for and what compensation you might be able to expect in a personal injury claim.

Compensation amounts are guidelines only on what to expect from your personal injury claim. Our personal injury solicitors can advise you using their expertise and experience and can quickly tell you if you have a valid claim and what to do next.

Our team of No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors can take your case to seek the compensation you deserve. We have the experience to handle your claim for personal injury compensation and see it through to a successful conclusion, whether the claim is worth £1,500 or more than £10,000,000.

When you suffer a personal injury, the effects on your life can be devastating. If the personal injury is not your fault, it can make the situation feel even worse.

Take our online assessment today to get an idea of claim amounts and what you could be due for the pain, suffering and impact on your life.

Contact your Personal Injury Team today for immediate expert advice tailored to you.

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