Pedestrian Accident Claims

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable of road users, and accidents with negligent drivers can occur on footpaths, in carparks, or when crossing the street. A pedestrian accident claim can help you cover the costs of potentially life-changing injuries.

More Compensation Than I Expected

"I would highly recommend Watermans to anyone who was pursuing a claim. I was kept up to date at all times through by email and phone calls, and I can't thank them enough for the compensation I received which was much more than what I had expected."

A Virdee, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident as a result of someone else's negligence,

    you may be entitled to compensation.

  • The injuries you can sustain in a pedestrian accident range from bruising, broken bones and fractures,

    to spinal cord and head and brain injuries.

  • At Watermans, we understand that making a claim may seem daunting,

    but our skilled team of experienced solicitors are here to help you every step of the way.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Pedestrian accidents

    Pedestrian accident claims

    Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately extremely common on Scottish roads. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, as outlined in the updated Highway Code hierarchy, and 2020 saw 34 pedestrian fatalities on Scottish roads.

    Pedestrian injuries caused by road traffic accidents can be particularly devastating. Even an accident where a vehicle is moving relatively slowly can still cause a range of serious injuries, including broken bones, fractures, head and brain injuries or spinal injuries.

    Pedestrians have little protection when involved in a road traffic accident. They are not sitting in a vehicle which could help to protect them, and they don’t wear helmets, which increases the risk of a potentially life-changing injury, or death.

    Drivers of other vehicles and cyclists have a responsibility to remain vigilant and aware when using the road, and if you or a loved one have been injured as a result of another persons negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

    Watermans employ an expert team of personal injury solicitors, who specialise in injuries sustained in road traffic accidents. Whether you have sustained a minor injury, or something altogether more serious, speak to one of our advisors today.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a pedestrian accident claim?

    If you have been a victim of a pedestrian accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you are most likely entitled to compensation. Injuries resulting from this type of road traffic accident can be devastating for you and your loved ones. It is likely that if you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you will have to take time off work, which will result in a loss of earnings for you.

    If you sustain serious injuries, like a spinal cord or head and brain injury, it is likely that your life will be changed forever. You may need constant medical attention, and around the clock care. You may not be able to work again, and you family and friends will also suffer from this traumatic event.

    This is where we come in.

    Watermans employ an expert team of skilled personal injury solicitors, who offer straightforward legal advice to guide you in your claim for compensation. We take the hassle out of the legal stuff, so you and your loved ones can concentrate on moving on with your lives and learn to cope with whatever consequence has arisen from your pedestrian accident.

    We understand that starting a claim can be a daunting prospect, but we take care of all of that for you, so that you can begin your recovery process. Plus, if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees, as we operate on a no win no fee basis.

    It should be that simple.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for pedestrian accidents?

    The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident can vary considerably. As a pedestrian, it is likely that your injuries will be more serious than if you had been a passenger inside a vehicle. The collision is likely to have caused you significant pain, discomfort and inconvenience.

    Where injuries are more significant, the compensation claimed can be a lot higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships. In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are your modern personal injury law firm in Scotland. Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident.

    We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “I enjoy the challenge of putting my clients back in a position they would have been in, had they not been unfortunate to suffer an accident through no fault of their own.”

    John Dillon, Head of Dispute Resolution