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Pedestrians can be vulnerable to being struck by vehicles, usually at pedestrian crossings where drivers have not seen the crossing or were driving too fast to stop in time, or sometimes where a car or van partially mounts the pavement to park.  Pedestrians can also be hit by cars when crossing the road between traffic or where a collision has occurred and one vehicle is knocked onto the pavement.  Pedestrians can also be injured by bicyclists riding on pavements.
Road users have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury or damage to others using the road and should take road conditions, weather, traffic and the likelihood of pedestrians crossing the road into account.  In cases where a pedestrian has been injured by a driver not taking reasonable care, a criminal prosecution can result.
Pedestrian injuries can range from minor bruises and cuts to very serious and possibly fatal injuries.  Lawson-West can help arrange for physiotherapy and other rehabilitation where medical advice recommends it as well as claiming compensation for injuries and expenses sustained as the result of an accident.
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact Mikhaila Grant on 0116 212 1143 now, complete the on-line form or text ‘accident’ to 07968 88 88 57 and we’ll call you back.  Even if you think you may have contributed to the accident by stepping out into the road or walking along a road without a pavement for pedestrians, we still may be able to help.  Initial consultation is free so it won’t cost you anything to find out if you have an accident claim. Lawson-West solicitors make pedestrian accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis which means Lawson-West have a vested interest in ensuring your pedestrian accident claim is successful. We successfully manage cases for people from across the UK: you don't need to be based in Leicestershire.