While many compensation claims are made by vehicle drivers each year, pedestrian-related accidents are often overlooked. However, pedestrians are in a far more vulnerable position on the road than their vehicle-using counterparts, and as such it’s no wonder that so many seek a pedestrian accident claim following any incidents. Cyclists are in a similar position, having to share the road with cars and other vehicles that, following one brief lapse of concentration, could leave them seriously injured or worse. But what counts as an accident, and when and how can pedestrians and cyclists make compensation claims? Read on to find out.
What is pedestrian accident compensation?
Pedestrians are often at risk of experiencing an accident due to their vulnerability and the potential unpredictability of those on the road. Vehicle users owe pedestrians a duty of care, meaning that they must drive safely and responsibly while using the road. Causing injury to a pedestrian as a result of driving in an unsafe manner can result in the driver having to pay the victim a large settlement, but even then nothing can really make up for any serious injuries the victim might have received.
Pedestrian accident compensation aids you in supporting yourself following your accident, thus giving you the reassurance that you’re making up for any earnings lost as a result of your injury. We ensure that all pedestrian accident claim seekers get the compensation – and justice – they deserve.
What is bicycle accident compensation?
Arguably the most dangerous place to be while on the road is on a bicycle. With significantly less protection around you than the driver of a car, it’s no wonder that a large number of cyclists seek bicycle accident compensation each year. Often vehicle users are not fully aware of their surroundings or don’t check their mirrors often enough, leading to a variety of unpleasant cyclist injuries (which, in some cases, are sometimes even serious enough to be fatal).
If you are involved in a bicycle accident through no fault of your own and wish to pursue compensation, we will happily guide you through every step of the process with honest, helpful advice.
When and how to pursue a pedestrian accident claim or a cycle accident claim
As with most kinds of claim, you should be aware of the time limit pertaining to your particular kind of accident; usually a pedestrian or cycle accident claim has to be made within three years. Additionally your compensation claim can be made through the Motor Insurance Bureau if the accident was hit and run, the vehicle involved was stolen or the driver was uninsured.
One of the most important things to remember about making a bicycle or pedestrian accident claim (and indeed most types of compensation claim) is that the accident must have occurred through no fault of your own. This will help in ensuring a fast, no fuss compensation claim procedure.
You should never be afraid of making an enquiry about pedestrian or bicycle accident compensation. After all, as the victim of someone else’s negligence you deserve justice.