We understand that when a pedestrian is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the pedestrian will always come off “second best”. The injuries are often severe and in some tragic cases, fatal. It is for that reasons that the duty of care of a driver to pedestrians is a very high one.
You could be walking across a road, at a shopping centre carpark, on a pedestrian crossing, or even on a footpath. If you have sustained injuries as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle while you were a pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation.
You can even make a claim if you were involved in “hit and run” and therefore you don’t know the identity of the driver that caused your accident. We can discuss the process with you.
Strict timelines apply for these claims so it is vital that you contact us as soon as you can to discuss making a claim.
Questions & Answers
What the Law says
At Accident Legal, we are acutely aware of the road rules relating to pedestrians.
Whether you are walking, jogging, roller blading, running, skateboarding, pushing a pram or walking a dog, there are special road rules that apply to you.
Speak to one of our expert injury lawyers now for more information on these special laws and how they may or may not affect your case! Our expert knowledge of these special laws can help you win your case.
Are there time limits in bringing a claim?
Yes. Strict timelines apply to bicycle injury claims. Contact us immediately to see whether you are still within time for making a claim.
How long will my claim take?
This will depend on the severity of your injuries that you have sustained in the accident and the complexity of your claim. As a general rule, most claims take between 12 months to 18 months to complete. There is often an initial delay while your injuries stabilise.
What can I claim for?
You are entitled to claim compensation for the following:
- The pain and suffering you have experienced.
- Your past and future loss of income (including superannuation).
- Your past and future out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. medical expenses, travel expenses, rehabilitation expenses).
- The past and future paid care or services (i.e. cleaning, gardening, personal care needs etc.) that you had to pay someone to do as a result of your injuries.
- The past and future care provided to you by others (usually family members) for no charge (i.e. cleaning, gardening, personal care needs etc.) that you required as a result of your injuries.
Do I need to pay a fee?
You don’t pay us a cent unless you win your case and you are paid compensation.
Book your free, no-obligation expert pedestrian accident case review here
How do I contact Accident Legal?
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Brisbane QLD 4000
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Loganholme QLD 4129
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Southport QLD 4215
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Maroochydore QLD 4558
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