Accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles are tragically common, accounting for 15 - 20% of all road deaths in Australia. While most pedestrians are injured while crossing the road, accidents can also occur while walking along the side of the road, standing on the footpath or working on the road.
In Australia, drivers have a duty of care to pedestrians to drive carefully and to avoid causing harm or injury. If that duty of care is breached and you’re injured as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to claim compensation to help cover the cost of things such as lost wages and medical expenses.
Accidents involving pedestrians
As a pedestrian, there are a number of road accidents you could be involved in. As well as car accidents, these include incidents involving bicycles, trains, buses and even accidents caused by pedestrians, such as choosing to ignore the “walk” and “don’t walk” signals at pedestrian crossings.
Pedestrian accident lawyers
At Shine Lawyers, we're experts when it comes to accidents involving motor vehicles. Through our obligation-free initial consultation service, you can speak directly to a lawyer about your rights and the viability of your claim. We'll guide you through the legal process step-by-step, and put you back in control of your life.
For more information on what's involved in the legal process, watch our guide to compensation claims below:
Our offer to you
Common questions about Pedestrian Compensation Claims
It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Why you should choose Shine Lawyers to handle your motor vehicle accident claim
Hear from some of our clients
History of Shine Lawyers
The Shine Lawyers team
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important.
We provide all of our motor vehicle legal services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won't have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.
Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.
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