Pedestrian injury compensation claim - what's involved?
If you have suffered injury in a pedestrian accident due to the fault of another, you may have a personal injury claim for compensation as a result of your loss, injury and/or damage.
Entitlement to a compensation claim for personal injury means that you (or a loved one) must have been injured due to the negligence of another.
If a driver left the scene following a “Hit and Run," don’t assume you can't claim because, with our help, we can claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) under the untraced drivers agreement.
The type and cause of the injury will depend on the circumstances of each individual case.
No two cases are the same which is why we believe in personal specialist representation.
One of our team of specialists will assess your prospects of success at the outset and will provide you with clear options as to how best to recover the maximum monetary value of your claim for your pedestrian injury compensation in the shortest possible time.
Gathering the evidence
Once you've given Pedestrian Law Scotland the go-ahead to proceed with your claim, we will consider the evidence and fully investigate your case.
Photographs, eye-witness accounts and Police reports will all be taken into consideration and we might also ask you to undergo a medical examination so we can determine the extent of any injuries or long term damage you may have sustained in the accident.
Submitting a claim
At the outset, we will submit a claim to the party at fault or their insurance company detailing your case against them and requesting they admit liability. It may be that you are already suffering financial loss for things like treatment and being off work so we can look at getting an upfront payment to ensure you are not out of pocket. We can also get early access to specialist rehabilitation and medical specialists to aid with earlier recovery.
If liability is admitted, we will value your claim based on your own quite unique injury and loss.
This will be carried out in consultation with you.
We will submit our valuation of your claim to the other side/paying party.
We will invite them to make an offer based on our assessment of your claim.
Receiving an offer
When an offer is received, we will provide you with clear advice on whether to accept or reject the offer.
If we feel the offer is too low, we will recommend that you raise proceedings in court, at no cost or risk to you.
If liability is disputed and we consider you have a 50% prospect of success, we will raise proceedings in court which, thanks to our "no win no fee" policy, would be undertaken at no cost or risk to you.