As a pedestrian, you are at risk of being involved in a road traffic accident.
The number of killed or seriously injured pedestrians in Scotland does not make good reading. Scottish cities have some of the highest incidents of pedestrian KSIs from road traffic collisions in the UK.
- Glasgow ranks 9th with 86.3 KSIs per 100,000 population
- Aberdeen ranks 12th with 80.6 KSIs per 100,000 population
- Dundee and Edinburgh are well above the UK average of 45.6 at 69.5 and 64.8 respectively.
Unfortunately, because you're not afforded the same protection as car drivers, you have a higher chance of sustaining serious injury. If you've been struck by a moving vehicle, you're likely to be frustrated because the accident was probably caused by the motorist who didn’t see you or may have been distracted in some way whilst driving.
There are many reasons why accidents occur and, whilst nobody ever intends to cause an accident, they do happen. If an accident is caused by the fault and negligence of another, the injured victim is entitled to claim compensation.
Every accident is different and each individual case is unique which is why we believe so much in personal service. We invest in our staff and staff training to ensure our clients get the best possible result.
The team at Pedestrian Law Scotland has considerable experience and expertise in investigating a wide range of pedestrian accidents. Based on our own experiences, both on the road and representing clients, we have identified some of the more common accidents involving pedestrians.
Learn more about common pedestrian accidents and how the team at Pedestrian Law Scotland can help.