Many people are involved in road traffic accidents as pedestrians. It is not unusual for there to be disputes on liability, or responsibility for the accident, in such cases. Often the injuries can be severe, despite the improvements in vehicle safety technology of recent years.
It is essential to seek expert legal advice if you are injured as a result of an accident as a pedestrian. The liability arguments can be complex, and may involve the type of clothing being worn, the time of day, the type of road, what the crossing facilities were in the area and whether the pedestrian was taking all suitable care in crossing where and when they did. Guidance through the various stances taken by insurers and experience of previous case law in such circumstances is vital.
If your injury is serious and results in loss of earnings or the cost of medical treatment and other related losses, then it is important to seek professional help in recovering those losses, particularly if rehabilitation and future treatment is required.