Accidents to Pedestrians | Pedestrian injuries | Pedestrian hit by reversing driver awarded £35,000
If you are a pedestrian and you are knocked down by a vehicle you could be entitled to compensation.
There is a high duty of care on the drivers of a vehicle to ensure that they are aware of the road and what is happening ahead of them.
There is also a duty on a pedestrian to make use of any crossings, to check the road before stepping out and to take care in general.
However, as with drivers, even where there is some fault on the part of a pedestrian there could still be a claim on their behalf.
Compensation may be payable even where the pedestrian was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In these types of scenarios damages are more often than not reduced to take these factors into consideration but there are still successful cases and it is something that your solicitor can explore on your behalf by taking witnesses statements, talking to the police and fully investigating the claim.
Contact our specialist No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891331 for FREE advice on claiming compensation.