Drivers of motor vehicles have a duty of care to all other road users, and this is especially so in relation to pedestrians who are extremely vulnerable in a collision.
Pedestrians comprise the largest single road user group in Australia. Most of us are pedestrians at some point. People walk for leisure, to go to work, school or shops, and to access other modes of transport. Pedestrians are vulnerable road users and are protected by the law in the event of an accident with a motor vehicle.
Although pedestrians travel smaller distances compared to other road users, they comprise about thirteen percent (13%) of all road fatalities in Australia according to the Department of Infrastructure.
Expert Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Our lawyers have extensive experience in pedestrian accident claims. We get to work right from the very start by obtaining valuable police and witness statements. Having an expert personal injury lawyer on your side that practices solely in compensation law will ensure that you obtain the necessary compensation to protect your future and your family’s future. This is especially important in circumstances where injuries result in long term health consequences.
Examples of pedestrian claims successfully managed by our experienced lawyers include:
- A pedestrian crossing the road at a designated pedestrian crossing when she was struck by a drunk driver causing significant leg fractures.
- A pedestrian hit by an out of control driver whilst walking along the footpath.
- A young girl crossing the road in a school zone when a vehicle turning left failed to stop and struck her.
- A pedestrian crossing one of the busiest roads in the Sydney CBD when the vehicle at vault crossed onto the wrong side of the road and struck him causing serious leg, arm and psychiatric injuries.
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With Law Advice it’s easy to know where you stand. Contact us for a free discussion or consultation regarding your rights and entitlements. We won’t charge you any fees at our initial conference to give you advice about the potential of your matter and to help you make your decision to proceed with your claim. Our lawyers will take you through the process involved, clearly explain your entitlements and provide you with guidance right from the very start of your claim.
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The above information is general information only. For a free consultation and specific advice regarding your claim from one of our experts please contact us on Free Call 1800 122 555 or complete our Free Advice Form.