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At Moore Barlow, our pedestrian accident lawyers have vast experience in helping those who have faced the most serious injuries to get the support and compensation they deserve.

Every pedestrian accident not only brings with it physical pain, but often emotional and psychological trauma also. We recognise that the journey to recovery is multifaceted and extends beyond just financial compensation. Our team of dedicated pedestrian accident solicitors bring not just legal expertise, but a deep understanding of the broader challenges faced after such incidents.

We don’t just seek compensation; we aim to restore lives. By choosing Moore Barlow, you’re choosing a holistic approach to healing, led by a team that combines empathy, legal acumen, and an unwavering commitment to your wellbeing.

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What is a pedestrian accident?

A pedestrian accident refers to any incident where an individual, while walking, standing, or running, gets injured due to the fault, negligent actions, or oversight of another entity, frequently a motor vehicle operator. Such accidents can range from minor bumps and grazes to severe and fatal collisions.

What is a pedestrian accident claim?

A pedestrian accident claim is a legal process pursued by individuals who’ve been injured, aiming to secure compensation for damages and injuries from the incident.

This compensation encompasses covering immediate and future medical bills, offsetting wages lost during recuperation or from any resulting disability and acknowledging the emotional and physical distress experienced due to the accident.

Am I eligible to make a pedestrian accident claim?

Determining eligibility for a pedestrian accident claim is dependent on various unique circumstances. Pedestrian accidents can result in particularly severe injuries given the exposed nature of the individual when compared to those protected inside a vehicle. Moore Barlow’s expertise is in representing those who’ve endured the most serious of pedestrian injuries, ensuring that those profoundly impacted receive the extensive support needed.

Common situations in which you might be eligible to pursue a pedestrian claim include:

  • Incidents where another vehicle operator displayed negligence or was clearly at fault.
  • Cases where you were a pedestrian harmed during a vehicular accident, even if not directly involved.
  • Encounters involving drivers who lack adequate insurance or are entirely uninsured.
  • Accidents stemming from unsafe pedestrian infrastructure or poorly maintained road conditions.
  • Hit-and-run scenarios where the responsible party evades accountability.

Can you make a pedestrian accident claim on behalf of a child?

Absolutely. Children are often more vulnerable to accidents due to being smaller in size. If a child sustains an injury as a pedestrian, a parent or legal guardian can represent their interests. This claim remains valid until the child turns 18, after which they can decide to pursue it themselves if not previously settled.

What happens after a fatal pedestrian accident?

The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident is an extremely difficult situation for all involved. Moore Barlow’s pedestrian accident lawyers are vastly experienced in representing families and next of kin. We ensure they get due compensation and the necessary support. Our solicitors guide families through:

  • Securing a rightful compensation for the loss.
  • Connecting with grief counsellors or support groups.
  • Navigating the legal complexities surrounding fatal accidents.

What are the common injuries from a pedestrian accident which leads to a claim?

Pedestrians are the most exposed of all road users. Without the protective shell of a vehicle, they bear the full brunt of any collision. This inherent vulnerability means the range of injuries a pedestrian might sustain in an accident is wide and diverse. Despite the variability, due to their exposed position during a collision, certain injuries stand out as being more prevalent and severe. These include:

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What are the time limits for making a pedestrian accident claim?

The constraints surrounding the duration to file a pedestrian accident claim can be tighter than most anticipate. Generally, the standard dictates a three-year window from the accident’s date or from the moment you became aware of your injuries.

Exceptions to this three-year rule include:

  • Minors: If the victim was below 18 at the time of the incident, the three-year period commences from their 18th birthday.
  • Lack of mental capacity: For victims who don’t possess the mental capacity to handle their own matters, there’s a potential to extend the time limit indefinitely.
  • Fatal accidents: In situations where the mishap resulted in a death, the bereaved family usually has three years from the date of the death or the date when the cause of death is formally established to initiate a claim.

What’s the process for making a pedestrian accident compensation claim?

Navigating the process of a pedestrian accident can feel overwhelming. At Moore Barlow, we understand these challenges, and it’s our mission to make the claims process as seamless and straightforward as possible for you. We’ll guide you through each step, ensuring that you’re well-informed and supported. Here’s a basic outline of what to expect:

  • Initial consultation: Begin your journey with us by discussing your case in detail with our expert pedestrian accident solicitors.
  • Evidence gathering: Our team will meticulously collect all necessary data for your case, from medical records to surveillance footage and witness accounts.
  • Negotiation: Trust in our expertise as we enter negotiations with the opposing party, always with your best interests at the forefront and aiming for the most favourable settlement.
  • Court proceedings: In the rare event that a mutual agreement isn’t reached, rest assured that our dedicated team will represent you with unwavering commitment in court.

How much compensation could I get for a pedestrian accident claim?

Quantifying compensation is intricate since each case is unique. Variables such as injury severity, medical expenses, and lost earnings play a role. Our pedestrian accident lawyers strive to ensure you receive the most comprehensive compensation package tailored to your needs.

Can I make a no win, no fee claim after a pedestrian accident?

Yes. Your pedestrian accident claim can be funded through various methods, including a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), commonly known as a “No Win, No Fee” arrangement. With a CFA, you won’t pay any legal fees upfront, and you’ll only be charged any applicable fees if your claim is successful.

Other funding options might include legal expense insurance, trade union funding, or private funding, depending on your individual circumstances. It’s essential to discuss your funding options with your solicitor to determine the best approach tailored to your situation.

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What other support beyond compensation do our pedestrian accident lawyers help with?

At Moore Barlow, we recognise that the aftermath of a pedestrian accident isn’t just a financial challenge; it’s emotional and physical as well. We believe in a comprehensive approach to recovery, understanding that it’s multi-faceted and requires both legal and non-legal care. Our dedication to our clients’ wellbeing is unwavering, and we provide a broad range of support services to address each individual’s unique needs.

With Moore Barlow by your side, expect to be connected with:

  • Rehabilitation services: With our extensive network, we liaise with premier rehabilitation centres, ensuring our clients have access to the best possible care for their physical recovery.
  • Psychological counselling: We deeply appreciate the emotional toll accidents can take. With this in mind, we’ll guide you towards trusted professionals equipped to address the psychological impact.
  • Support groups: We make it a priority to introduce our clients to relevant support networks, creating opportunities for shared healing and understanding.

How long does a pedestrian accident claim take?

Each case is unique, and the duration varies. While straightforward cases might conclude within months, intricate ones, especially those with severe injuries or contested facts, might extend for years.

Why choose our pedestrian accident solicitors?

Moore Barlow prides itself on a unique blend of dedication and compassion. We understand that every pedestrian accident carries a story, and behind that story is a life seeking justice and healing. Our solicitors offer more than just legal prowess. Our distinctive holistic approach prioritises the overall wellbeing and comprehensive recovery of each person, ensuring they receive the support they need, both legally and emotionally.

By entrusting your case to us, you’re not just gaining a legal representative; you’re partnering with a team deeply committed to your cause. A team that blends empathy with expertise, determination with dedication. To begin your journey towards justice, restoration, and peace, reach out to the dedicated team at Moore Barlow solicitors today.

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