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Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitors

Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitors

Have you been injured by a vehicle as a pedestrian in Northern Ireland? Our solicitors can help you get you the compensation you deserve.

  • Secure the maximum payout you’re entitled to
  • Recognised legal experts in road traffic accident claims since 1993
  • Strong record of helping pedestrians who have been hit by vehicles
  • 100% independent — no ties to insurance companies
  • Free initial consultation with no obligation to proceed

Pedestrian Car Accident Claims, Northern Ireland

More than 600 pedestrians in Northern Ireland are killed or injured every year as a result of road traffic accidents — almost two a day. That worrying statistic highlights how vulnerable you are to the actions of drivers when travelling on foot.

If you’re a pedestrian who has been struck by a vehicle while walking alongside Northern Ireland’s roads, you could be entitled to compensation for any injuries suffered. Whether you’ve been hit by a car, bus, motorcycle or bicycle, we can help you claim the maximum amount for which you’re eligible.

Pedestrian Injuries

When a person with no protection around them is struck by a vehicle, injuries will inevitably happen. How serious those injuries are depends on the circumstances of the collision and the speed at which the vehicle was travelling.

Common Injuries:

Slight – Bruising, sprains, strains, minor cuts and whiplash.

Less Serious – Fractured limbs or collarbone, deep cuts and minor head injuries.

Moderately Serious – Fractured thigh or pelvis, chest injuries, partial loss of a limb and deeply penetrating wounds.

Very Serious – Broken neck or spine, severe head or chest injuries, and internal injuries.

Who can make a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

If you are a pedestrian who was injured in a collision with a vehicle through no fault of your own, you are eligible to claim compensation. If you’re the loved one of someone who was injured in those circumstances and unable to make a claim, you can claim on their behalf.

But pedestrians cannot claim if they are deemed to be at fault for an accident. Examples of this include failing to look properly before crossing a road; acting carelessly, recklessly or being in a hurry; crossing the road when drivers can’t see you because of a stationary or parked vehicle; and wearing dark clothing at night.

If you’re unsure who was at fault for your accident, one of our experienced solicitors can advise you whether you have a claim in a free, no-obligation consultation.

Pedestrian Accident Claim Process

Pedestrian accidents can be traumatic and often life-changing events. We’ve designed our claim process to be as simple and straightforward so you can get the compensation you’re entitled to without extra stress.

Step 1: Contact Reid Black
The first step is to get in touch for free legal advice on your pedestrian accident claim. Talk to one of our solicitors before deciding how to proceed.

Step 2: Gathering Information
Once you give us the go-ahead, our solicitors will start gathering all the information we need to support your claim. This might include medical notes, any dashcam footage from the scene and police reports.

Step 3: Medical Assessment
We will then arrange for you to be assessed by a medical professional. You can only claim for your injuries once so we want to be certain that nothing has been overlooked before making your claim.

Step 4: Compensation Negotiations
All of the negotiations will be handled by our solicitors, who are experts in road traffic claims. We will work to secure the maximum amount due to you from the driver’s insurance company.

Step 5: Compensation Payout
Once a settlement figure is reached, we will continue to represent you to ensure the payout reaches your account promptly and you can move forward with the rest of your life.

Time Limits for making a Pedestrian Accident Claim

You normally have three years after being struck by a vehicle to make a pedestrian accident claim.

  • For pedestrians aged 18 or over at the time of the accident, the claim must be made within three years.
  • For pedestrians aged under at the time of the accident, the claim must be made by your 21st birthday.

These deadlines may be extended if there are mitigating circumstances, like your injuries preventing you from making a claim. The safest option is to get in touch to start your claim as soon as you are fit to do so.

Pedestrian Accident Compensation – How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation for pedestrian accidents depends on the amount of pain and suffering you’ve endured and the long-term impact of your injuries on your physical and mental health, as well as your finances.

General Damages: Compensation awarded based on the seriousness of your injuries and their impact on your life.

Special Damages: Compensation awarded to cover the expenses you’ve incurred because of the accident, such as travel costs, medical fees and loss of earnings.

Why Choose Reid Black?

We’ve been helping pedestrians involved in road traffic collisions since 1993. Our solicitors are recognised as experts in road traffic accident claims and will use all of their know-how to bring your claim to a successful conclusion.

Our Specialist Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitor – Peter Lynch

Our Specialist Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitor – Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Peter Lynch of Reid Black Solicitors is one of Northern Ireland’s Leading Road Traffic Accident Experts.
  • He will act for you solely and does not accept referrals from insurers or Accident Management companies thus ensuring we have your interests first.
  • Have an initial no-cost chat about any Road Traffic Accident to see if you have a case.
  • He acts in Car Accidents, Cycling & Motorbike Accidents and Pedestrian Accident Claims.
  • Peter will be able to Fast track your claim to get you the compensation you deserve.

Our Specialist Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitor – Libby Smyth

Our Specialist Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitor – Libby Smyth

Libby Smyth
Libby Smyth
20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Libby Smyth is one Northern Ireland’s leading Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury Solicitors.
  • She will handle your Road Traffic Accident Claim effectively and efficiently, keeping your best interests as her prime concern.
  • Specialist in all types of personal injury claims, with a focus on Road Traffic Injury Claims.
  • Libby can expedite your injury claim to ensure you get your compensation as fast as possible.
  • If you’ve been injured as a result of a Road Traffic Accident, contact Libby today for free initial chat to see if you’re eligible for a claim.

Our Specialist Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitor – Eilis McQuillan

Our Specialist Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitor – Eilis McQuillan

Eilis McQuillan
Eilis McQuillan
14 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Elis McQuillan has extensive experience dealing with Road Traffic Accident Claims in Northern Ireland.
  • She will prioritise your interest’s first and act solely on your behalf.
  • Specialist in all types of Road Traffic Accident Claims and Litigation, including Car Accidents, Cycling Accidents and Motorbike Accidents.
  • Ellis can Fast Track your Road Traffic Accident Claim, so you get your compensation as soon as possible.
  • Contact Ellis today for a free initial consultation to determine if you’re entitled to a Road Traffic Accident Claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your medical condition allows, you should collect as much information as possible from the scene. That might include details of the driver and their vehicle, contact information for eyewitnesses and photos or video footage of the scene. You should also get in touch with us as soon after the accident as possible.

Most claims are resolved without the need to go to court. But we always keep open the option of taking an insurance company to court if they are not offering the level of compensation we believe you deserve.

The most straightforward claims can be settled in as little as three months. More complicated claims, such as those involving serious injuries or where liability is disputed, may take longer. If the long-term impact of your injuries is still emerging, it can be beneficial for your claim to take longer.

No win, no fee arrangements are not allowed under the law in Northern Ireland. No solicitor here can offer no win, no fee claims. What we do offer is a free consultation. You will get initial legal advice at no cost and with no obligation to proceed.

Yes, pedestrians can be considered to be at fault for accidents. Pedestrians who are considered to have acted carelessly or recklessly, who failed to wear high visibility clothing at night, or who stepped into the road without paying attention may not be eligible for compensation.

Like other pedestrian accidents, zebra crossing accidents can be deemed to be the fault of either the driver, the pedestrian or an accident. If the driver was negligent because they were speeding, distracted or overtaking, they are at fault. But a pedestrian can be at fault if they cross without looking for approaching vehicles or dart across in front of approaching vehicles.

Yes, pedestrians involved in hit and run accidents are still eligible for compensation. Even if the driver involved is never found, a claim can be made under the Motor Insurers’ Bureau’s Untraced Drivers Agreement. See our hit and run accident claim information for full details.

We will take care of your pedestrian accident claim

Find out if you’re eligible for a pedestrian accident claim and get in touch today for a free no-obligation initial consultation. Our solicitors are here to handle every step of the claims process, and help you secure the compensation that is rightfully yours.

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