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How to Claim as a Pedestrian*

Pedestrian accident claims for compensation can arise for a variety of reasons. Most commonly these are when involved in a road traffic accident where the pedestrian is rarely to blame, and has been injured by a motorist violating a traffic signal or failing to pay due care and attention whilst driving.

Although many serious incidents are avoided by the alertness of the pedestrian (proving once more that pedestrians would rather remain uninjured than benefit from pedestrian accident claims), when an accident happens, it should be everybody´s priority to ensure that the pedestrian receives quick and effective medical treatment.

Fortunately, the most common injury involving a pedestrian in a road traffic accident is classified as “minor” (not requiring hospitalisation), yet many innocent pedestrians die on Ireland´s roads leading to substantial pedestrian accident claims for compensation. Most vulnerable are the young and elderly, who either lack the street sense or the mobility to get out of the way, and pedestrian accident claims for these two groups of people are significantly higher than for the rest of the population.

Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Claims

Pedestrian accident claims for compensation are treated no differently than personal injury claims for any other form of accident. It does not matter that you are a pedestrian, the award of compensation for your pedestrian accident claims will be awarded subject to the extent of the injuries sustained. What should be taken into consideration is the effect that a serious injury may have on a young person´s long term health, and the additional length of time that it takes for an elderly person to heal, and the subsequent help they will need during their rehabilitation back into normal life.

Therefore, it is always advisable to take advantage of the services offered by a specialist personal injury claims solicitor. Whereas a pedestrian may suffer a serious accident only once in their lifetime, a specialist solicitor is handling cases for pedestrian accident claims far too frequently and has a wealth of experience in helping pedestrian victims of road traffic accidents receive fair and adequate compensation for the trauma they have experienced.

In order to best serve pedestrian victims of road traffic accidents, we have established a legal claims advice helpline. Our helpline will enable you to speak directly with a personal injury claims solicitor who has many years in assisting injured parties with pedestrian accident claims for compensation.

You will find our solicitor´s advice both helpful and invaluable when pursuing pedestrian accident claims, and their impartial and practical nature re-assuring and a pleasure to speak to. Call us now or, if you cannot speak now, please fill in the form below and we will call you back.

Our Service Includes:

  • 100% Impartial and accurate advice
  • 100% A helpful list of options to get you started
  • 100% An independent ear to listen to your problems
  • 100% Many years of experience in helping innocent victims

What You Can Expect When You Call?

Your call to us is directly dealt with by an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. We will ask you to explain to us how your accident happened and what injuries you suffered. It would also help if you were to tell us whether the Gardai have investigated the accident and if the insurance company representing the negligent party have already been in touch.

Details of your personal circumstances will also help us to compile a case for compensation for your pedestrian accident. Claims should be as comprehensive as possible in order to ensure that you receive a fair and adequate settlement, and although we do not need to know sensitive information about you, it would be valuable to know (for example) whether your injuries have allowed you to go back to work.

Our solicitor will try to ascertain in the initial conversation if you are entitled for compensation and whether any pedestrian accident claims are worth your while to pursue. If so, they will explain to you how to go about making a personal injury claim and suggest a number of options for you to consider.

You are under no obligation at all to accept their advice, but would it not be a good idea to find out exactly what you may be entitled to? We find that many pedestrian victims receive conflicting advice from well-meaning friends and relations, and this is your opportunity to get the facts straight from a solicitor. We look forward to hearing from you.

If this is not a convenient time to call us, complete the call-back form below and one of our team will ring you when it is more suitable.