Across the UK there are always accidents occurring that have involved a pedestrian whether its being hit by a car or being hit whilst walking across a zebra crossing. According to the Department of Transport 434 total accidents in 2013 involved a pedestrian. This is an alarming figure which shows how vulnerable pedestrians can be when going about there general day-today business.
Types of Pedestrian Accidents
Their are many types of accidents that involve a pedestrian, here are some of the most common that occur:
- Being hit by speeding vehicle or motorcycle
- Driver under the influence of drink or drugs
- Driving without due care of attention
- Distracted by phone whilst driving
- Ignoring traffic signals, i.e going through a red light
- Failure to give way or stop at a pedestrian crossing
- Vehicle mounting the pavement
- Vehicle out of control due to weather conditions i.e. rain, snow and ice
Any of these scenarios can cause serious or even deadly injuries that can affect your every day life. We believe at Sincere Law that no one should suffer due to an accident that wasn’t there fault. So if you or a loved one has ever been affected by a pedestrian accident that was caused by the negligence of another road user than please feel free to call us, under no obligation.
What are the impacts of these injuries
Depending on the severity of the injury sustained recovery can vary from person to person. In most cases injuries are short term but in serious injuries recovery can take a matter of years. Some accidents people experience such as being hit by a car can result in paralysis, which is life changing for them and there loved ones. We also know that pedestrian injuries can mean long term treatment which can put strain on family finances and relationships.
How can it affect your everyday life
Suffering an injury as a pedestrian can affect your life in many ways. It can not just affect you physically but also psychologically and financially. The strain this can put on your job can also be very difficult. As being injured and not being able to work can mean loss of earnings and even loss of your job all together. An injury can stop you going about your day-to-day routines whether that be doing the school run, cleaning the house, or playing sports. This can have a negative affect on a person’s well being and can cause mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Recovering from an injury can also mean costly medication and trips to the hospital which can be time consuming and stressful.
How we can support your recovery
Here at Sincere Law we have over 20 years experience in personal injury and severe injuries with a proven win rate. We will not only help you get the justice and compensation you deserve but also the best specialists in medicine and physiotherapy to aid your recovery. So be rest assured that we will go the extra mile to make sure that you receive the best treatment possible to help you get back to full health. Sadly in some cases some our clients never regain full health but we will be there for you long term, so even when the case has come to a natural end we will always be there to support you. We pride ourselves on helping our clients through the difficult times when suffering a serious injury and be there for you through the whole process.
How to make a claim
If you or a loved one has been affected by a pedestrian accident why not get in touch with one of our serious injury specialists today. It is free to call us on 0800 092 2896 or, alternatively, you can request a call back by filling in the form on the top right hand side of this page. All initial advice is without obligation and all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, providing that all information is honest. We will then put you in contact with one of our specialist advisers to answer any questions you may have.
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Across the UK there are always accidents occurring that have involved a pedestrian whether its being hit by a car or being hit whilst walking across a zebra crossing. According to the Department of Transport 434 total accidents...