At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

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Compensation Claims for Pedestrians

Thompsons Solicitors Scotland
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Almost two-thirds of the people killed in road traffic accidents worldwide are pedestrians.

Most of these accidents are caused by human error – on the part of the pedestrian or the driver, or both.

Sadly, when a pedestrian is hit by a car, there is no real doubt as to who is going to come off worst. Not only can the impact of the car inflict a catastrophic injury on the pedestrian, but the victim then faces the almost certain danger of hitting the ground as well.

It is therefore crucial that a) drivers take extra care when driving through built up areas areas, especially where young children are around, and that b) pedestrians are careful when crossing the road.

Europe's worst record

In 2013 Scotland was described as having the "worst record in the Europe" for pedestrian safety, with pedestrian deaths accounting for 68% of road deaths in built up areas; this compared to the Europe-wide average of 37%.

"What is clear from these statistics is pedestrians are still the most vulnerable road users," commented Keith Irving, head of Living Streets Scotland

He urged national and local government to recognise Scotland's record in Europe for pedestrian fatalities and insisted that governmental support for the Responsible Parking Bill, which aims to ensure safe crossing points and the proper enforcement of slower traffic speeds, would demonstrate a commitment to keeping pedestrians safe in Scotland.

Thompsons personal injury solicitors

Thompsons, the leading personal injury firm in Scotland, can help you secure compensation for pedestrian injuries caused in the following circumstances:

  • Drivers going too fast
  • Drivers under the influence of drink or drugs
  • Drivers who ignore traffic lights
  • Drivers who fail to pay attention

If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered injuries, please do not hesitate to contact Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists. We can let you know whether you are entitled to any compensation, and help you claim it. Just give us a call on 0800 0891331.

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