When you make a pedestrian accident claim with us, we’ll let you know exactly what we're doing at each stage – and what we need from you.
All you need to do to begin a compensation claim is contact us on 0800 056 4110 for free initial advice. We'll discuss your accident, and whether we think you can claim. If we do think you have a case, your claim will typically follow these four stages:
Stage One: Information Gathering
To pursue a claim, we will have to investigate two things: your injuries, and the circumstances of the accident that led to them.
Your injuries will be assessed in a medical examination carried out by a specialist. They'll identify the full extent of your injury, and work out exactly what care needs you'll have both now and in the future and prepare a report that will form the basis of your compensation claim.
The investigation into your accident will establish who was responsible for your injuries. We are one of the only law firms in the UK that has a specialist road traffic accident investigation team, including former police accident investigators and an advanced driving instructor, and we'll leave no stone unturned in working out who was to blame. This could involve interviewing witnesses, reviewing CCTV footage, or getting hold of police reports into your accident.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
If your accident has left you in need of medical care and support, we’ll identify what care you need, both now and in the future.
Rehabilitation is one of the most important aspects of our service, and we'll work with you to understand what support you need from the beginning of the claim process. This could involve physiotherapy, surgery, mobility equipment, or modifications to your home.
Depending on the severity of your injury and the length of the claims process, it may be possible to secure early compensation payments to assist with your rehabilitation costs.
Learn more about how we can help you gain access to rehabilitation support.
Stage Three: Compensation
We’ll work out how much compensation you’ll need for your injuries, losses, and for any medical care and support you require both now and in the future. The compensation amount will either be agreed with your opponent as a settlement, or determined through court proceedings.
The majority of cases settle out of court, so court proceedings are rare. However, if you do have to go to court, our team will be there to support you.
Stage Four: Conclusion
Your claim is concluded, and you’re awarded compensation if you’re successful. If your claim is funded using a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't need to pay anything if you lose the case, while the opponent will pay most of our fees if you win.