Pedestrian Accident Claims in Western Australia

If you have been the victim of an accident as a pedestrian, you may be unsure what to do next. The good news is that there is legal help available to you. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can file a pedestrian accident claims on your behalf and help you get the support and compensation you deserve.

The Road Safety Commission of WA classes pedestrians as vulnerable road users frequently exposed to dangerous situations. Some groups are more likely to be injured than others, such as children under seventeen, seniors over sixty, intoxicated people, pedestrians with disabilities, and those using mobility aids. However, anyone can be an unsuspecting victim of a traffic accident. 

When pedestrians are hit at speed, their injuries are often devastating. If you were injured, you might be facing high medical bills, loss of income, and a painful recovery. You should not bear the financial burden of being injured as a pedestrian. Contact our team at CLP Legal today to learn more about your rights, injury entitlements, and options.

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Types of Pedestrian Injuries

Some of the most common pedestrian injuries include broken bones, head injuries, and soft tissue injuries. While some pedestrians walk away with minor injuries after an accident, many suffer severe or catastrophic harm that requires emergency hospital treatment. Sadly, pedestrian fatalities are higher than any other motor vehicle accident victim.

 There are many situations where a pedestrian may unexpectedly find themself a victim of an accident, such as: 

  • Struck by a vehicle at a pedestrian crossing or while navigating an intersection.
  • Injured by shrapnel or objects flung from a nearby traffic accident.
  • Hit by a car door opening onto a pathway.
  • Harmed by a vehicle in a car park. 
  • Knocked over by a bicycle, e-scooter or other e-rideable. 
  • Hurt due to a lack of appropriate pedestrian infrastructure in an area. 

No matter the situation, you are entitled to compensation, even if you were partially at fault. Whether you were injured recently or some time ago, the best time to make a claim is now. Contact CLP Legal today to begin the pedestrian accident claims process and get the compensation you are entitled to. 

Assistance with a Pedestrian Hit by Car Claim

What you need to know

You may think that the largest group of road users are car drivers; however, pedestrians are the group using roads the most. Sadly, pedestrians are overrepresented in road fatalities, and most Australian states are continuously working on upgrading infrastructure and laws to make roads safer for pedestrian use. While pedestrian deaths have decreased thanks to this safety work, pedestrian hospitalisations and injuries have remained at similar levels.

What you should consider

Over seventy-five per cent of pedestrian hospitalisations involved a passenger car or light vehicle, and more than ten per cent involved a heavy vehicle such as a truck. These traffic crashes often occur at intersections and might involve more than one vehicle. All of these factors can complicate personal claims made by pedestrians, which is an onerous burden while trying to recover. 

Get help from experts

If you have been harmed by a car as a pedestrian, CLP Legal can help you. We have the extensive knowledge of WA road rules and laws needed to navigate the Insurance Commission and successfully get you compensation. Contact us to discuss your case. 

Help with Your Pedestrian Hit by Cyclist Claim

Annually, a small percentage of pedestrians are injured by pedal cycles while using Australian roads. These crashes may require the hospitalisation of both parties due to pedestrians and cyclists lacking the protective shielding other road users have. Importantly, shared paths are considered part of road infrastructure in WA, and any person injured using a shared pathway is entitled to make an pedestrian accident claims. 

Pedestrian Accidents and How to Claim Compensation

If you were hurt in a collision with a pedal cycle as a pedestrian, you might be unsure how to make a claim. You may not have gotten the other party’s name or information, and there might not have been any witnesses to the accident. However, if you were harmed and received medical treatment, you may still be able to access compensation. 

CLP Legal is expert in pedestrian-related injury claims

We understand how being hurt as a pedestrian can make you feel afraid, alone, and upset. Our team can help you by going over your case and determining the compensation you may be entitled to receive due to the accident. Time is of the essence in these cases, so it is best to get legal assistance as soon as possible. You can contact our friendly team today. 

Perth Lawyers for Pedestrian Accidents

Western Australia has specific laws pertaining to compensation for people harmed in traffic accidents. Pedestrian traffic injuries often make complex claims involving multiple people, vehicles, and unique circumstances. When seeking legal help with your pedestrian accident compensation claims, it is best to talk to local lawyers experienced in WA’s insurance system.

 CLP Legal has been operating in Perth and Fremantle for more than two decades. We know the ins and outs of making personal claims in WA and have a fantastic success rate for our clients. You can contact our team anytime for friendly advice over the phone. 

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