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Have you been involved as a pedestrian in a car accident?
Are you thinking about a making a personal injury claim?
Are you looking for a pedestrian accident solicitor?

Our pedestrian accident solicitors use the no win no fee scheme and compensation is paid in full. If you would like advice with no further obligation from a specialist personal injury solicitor just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form.

If you have been injured in a collision with a motor vehicle, whilst out walking, through no fault of your own you will be able to make a pedestrian accident claim for compensation for your injuries and disabilities, pain and suffering, income loss and all other expenses.

Pedestrian Accidents

Often these injuries are severe and include head and spinal cord damage, resulting in cognitive difficulties, paraplegia or quadriplegia. Over 10,000 pedestrians are injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in Australia every year. Of these casualties, over 2,000 are seriously injured with over 200 fatalities. Per kilometre traveled, pedestrians are up to 16 times more likely to be killed than car occupants.

The peak hours for child casualties are when children are likely to be traveling to and from school, between 8 and 9 am and 3 and 4 pm. The afternoon peak is much higher. For adults, the casualty pattern is not the same as for children and does not follow the hourly pattern of walk journeys. Casualties are low in the middle of the day, when walking levels are generally high. Walking declines rapidly after 4pm, but casualties decline slowly only until 9 pm, and then increase until midnight.

Drivers have a duty of care to other road users. Drivers must obey road rules. A pedestrian accident claim is often the result of speeding by drivers; failure to observe signage; an inattentive or pre-occupied driver; a driver's failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians at marked crossings or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Usually, it is a motor vehicle driver who is responsible for causing the accident however, sometimes other road users may be found to have contributed to the cause of the accident and if as a pedestrian, you fail to exercise reasonable care whilst using the road and the accident was partially your fault, you may still be entitled to some compensation (a reduced amount) for your injuries.

Pedestrian Accident Solicitors

Here are 3 good reasons to choose our lawyers:

  1. Our pedestrian accident solicitors will provide you with legal advice on your rights and entitlements to compensation with no further obligation.
  2. Our solicitors are specialists with extensive experience in negotiating, settling and litigating accident compensation claims.
  3. If you decide to instruct any of our specialists to obtain compensation for you, they will act on a no win no fee basis. Compensation is paid in full and win or lose there is no charge.

LAWYER HELPLINE: 1800 352 100