Claiming compensation if you are a pedestrian that has been involved in an accident with a car is possible by making a motor vehicle personal injury compensation claim, also known as a CTP claim.
It is not unheard of for pedestrians to be the secondary victims of car accidents, injured by negligent drivers riding up onto the kerb, being hit by intoxicated drivers or being injured when a car fails to give way at the lights or a pedestrian crossing. In fact, most circumstances require by law for motorists to look out for pedestrians, and because of this, when there is a car and pedestrian accident, the motorist will most likely be determined to be liable.
Pedestrians are exceptionally vulnerable road users. With no seatbelts, airbags or any other safety features that are available for motorists, pedestrians can be critically injured even in a minor accident. At Revolution Law, our personal injury lawyers have the expertise and experience to confidently make a pedestrian accident claim to obtain you the compensation that you deserve.
As a pedestrian, you have the right to walk without being injured by a motor vehicle and we will be with you every step of the way, handling your claim with sensitivity and awareness of how it has impacted your life.
Steps to Take if You Have Been Injured as a Pedestrian
It is important that after an accident, and if you are capable of doing so, you move to a safe location away from other traffic. If you or anyone else has been critically injured or if anyone is trapped, then you or a witness will need to call 000 and seek assistance. In some cases, you may be hospitalised and you may receive a visit from the police to record and report the incident.
In other circumstances where you do not need to seek medical treatment straight away, then it is important to:
- Exchange details with the at-fault driver.
- Obtain details of any witnesses.
- Record down what happened and take photos of the accident.
- If the police attend the scene, make a statement.
- Report the accident to the police.
It is also important that you make an appointment with your doctor to determine what type of rehabilitation or treatment will most suitably help you recover from your injuries. We will be able to obtain funding to cover the cost of the medical expenses required to recover, so make sure you contact our expert personal injury lawyers to take the stress and hassle out of your claim and obtain the compensation you deserve and require.