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Pedestrian Accident Claims
If you have suffered an injury on the road or pavement in an accident that was not your fault, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. However you have suffered an injury, the solicitors here at JMW are the legal experts you need in your corner.
Not only are we able to provide the legal advice you need to recover compensation for your injuries, we will also work to ensure you receive the medical treatment you need to recover from your injuries as soon as possible.
I would just like to thank you
"I would just like to thank you for all your hard work in getting me a happy result. I know it's your job, but I appreciate it was potentially a tricky one to tackle, I didn't find any other solicitors prepared to take the challenge!"
Ms C, Warwickshire
I was really pleased
"I was obviously really pleased to receive the last letter you sent me containing the cheque. The fact that we rightly won, and I can now put the whole episode behind me, gives as much satisfaction as the money. Your tenacity and hard work were of course instrumental in this regard. And although perhaps there is no need, I would like you to accept my sincere gratitude. So once more and for the final time, thank you."
Thank you wholeheartedly
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for your tremendous work in helping to settle my claim so successfully. It has been a pleasure to correspond with you over what has been a traumatic period, and I would particularly like to praise you for your regular updates on the situation, which I found particularly helpful.
I hope that you are as satisfied with the outcome of this case as I am, and that your tireless work does not go unrewarded at JMW. Please allow me to conclude by wishing you all the best for the future in all of your professional and personal endeavours. While I hope never to have any similar claims in the future, I will be sure to recommend the services of JMW to anyone I encounter who may need them.
Once again, please accept my most sincere thanks."
I would just like to thank you
""I would just like to thank you for all your hard work in getting me a happy result. I know it's your job, but I appreciate it was potentially a tricky one to tackle, I didn't find any other solicitors prepared to take the challenge!""
Thank you so much
""Thank you so very much for the cheque, which I received today. ""I would also like to thank you for the efficiency, kindness and patience you have shown to me during the past 17 months. You have pointed me in the right direction throughout, for which I am very grateful. ""Thank you all once again for your help and support.""
Thank you for your help
""Thank you for your help today and once again, going that extra mile for my family and me. Your firm's motto is ""in your corner"" but what you do goes beyond that. Whatever the outcome of the case is, I know that I would not have wanted anybody else by my side.""
Our lawyers have helped many pedestrians who have been injured on roads and pavements.
Many of our clients have found themselves injured if pavements and roads are not in a suitable condition, a situation that many individuals may encounter. For example, you may have fallen over a pothole or tripped over a loose pavement tile or uneven kerb stone. It is the local council’s responsibility to ensure streets are maintained to an appropriate standard. If an accident happens and it can be proven that the local authority has failed its duty, then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
We’ve also dealt with a number of individuals who’ve been injured as the result of a driver’s negligent actions, and are able to help you if you’ve suffered an injury under such circumstances.
Injuries pedestrians may sustain can vary from the very minor to more serious conditions that can have a lasting impact on those involved. Examples of pedestrian injuries we have dealt with before include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head injury
- Back and spinal injury
Regardless of how you have been injured, if it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, then you can make a claim.
Should you be involved in an accident, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure your claim is as strong as it possibly can be. First and foremost, ensure you are removed from any immediate danger and, if your injuries are serious, then you should seek medical attention immediately. If it is safe to do so and you are able to move around easily then you should:
- Make a note of the name, address and telephone number of any witnesses to the accident.
- Photograph the scene of the accident if you have a smartphone or camera to hand.
- Get in touch with the police as soon as possible after the accident so you are able to make an official record of the accident.
In most cases, drivers will share their insurance details with those involved in an accident. However, some drivers may not have insurance or may flee the scene straight away. In these cases, a claim can be made through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), which is a government organisation that uses drivers’ insurance premiums to pay compensation to victims of road traffic accidents.
Our solicitors are well-versed in dealing with the MIB in order to pursue a claim on a client’s behalf, and will ensure that if your claim is made via the MIB, that you get the maximum possible compensation.
With years of experience helping clients recover compensation after being hit by a car or tripping or falling, we know how to structure a case to give you the best possible chance of success. We will build a robust case on your behalf, whether your injury arose as the result of a vehicle driver’s actions, or negligence on the part of a local authority.