Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Injury

Pedestrian accidents cause 1000 deaths and seriously injure 10,000 people every year. Following an injury as a pedestrian should seriously consider making a no win no fee personal-injury claim. Most pedestrian accidents involve being knocked over by a moving vehicle when walking along the pavement or crossing the road. In this situation it is entirely likely that you will be able to claim compensation.

Pedestrian Accident Compensation claims could be less straightforward if you were crossing the road at the wrong place. For example not at a pelican crossing if there was one nearby. In this situation it is difficult to assess who is to blame. Usually it is the driver and that it might be your fault, or a bit of both for example: 50% to your fault in which case you would get 50% of your compensation. Your compensation is assest on the level of injuries sustained.. In this situation you should get advice from a specialised personal injury solicitor that specialises in this field.By talking to professional you'll be able to find out whether or not you can claim compensation. In most circumstances there will also be able to tell you how much compensation you can hope to get.

The very nature of the circumstances of a pedestrian accident usually suggests that the car driver will ultimately be held responsible and a personal injury solicitor can often make a legal claim for a personal injury settlement.

Pedestrian accidents sometimes do not involve any vehicles they can be caused by poor maintenance of roads and pavements including potholes construction and debris.

Some information you might be interested in about pedestrian accidents:
*Pedestrian fatalities account for more 10% of all motor vehicle related deaths.
*More than 20% of pedestrians who are killed by a motor vehicle were legally intoxicated and in about 50% of fatalities either the driver or the pedestrian had a measurable blood alcohol level.
* Elderly adults of 70 years and older comprise less than 10% of the population but account for almost 20% of all pedestrian fatalities - the death rate for this group is the highest of any age group.
* Pedestrian fatality rate for males was more than twice that for females. Non-fatal injury rates for male pedestrians were 50% higher than for females
* 70% of pedestrian accidents happen in urban areas however deaths due to pedestrian accidents are much higher in rural areas. These higher fatality rates would probably be down to higher driving speed and less convenient access to medical care.

if the pedestrian accident that you were involved in was not your fault you may be eligible to claim compensation. Traffic Accident Experts solicitors are dedicated to helping people like you claim the compensation you deserve. If you choose to claim with us you will find that your compensation claim is quick and easy you will not have to take any risk and you will receive 100% of your compensation. To find out whether you can claim for your pedestrian accident you should visitTraffic Accident Experts.
John Bamfud

Rusty Diaz is a
Car Accident Compensation Claims expert at
Traffic Accident Experts.
He has worked in the personal injury sector for 9 years and specialised in only
car accident compensation for the last 5 years.


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