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:
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Common questions about Pedestrian Compensation Claims
If a driver or other road user breaches their duty of care and you sustain an injury, you have the right to bring a claim for compensation. Even if the vehicle that hit you didn’t stop at the scene of the accident, you’re still eligible to bring a hit and run claim.
Alcohol is often a factor in pedestrian injuries. Generally, the driver is still at fault if the pedestrian is drunk at the time of the accident. Part of a driver’s duty of care is taking intoxication into account.
If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian road accident, it’s important to keep as much evidence as possible, including photographs of the scene and medical records. If possible, record the names and home addresses of witnesses. Keep evidence of doctors appointments, any treatment you’re receiving and receipts for expenses related to your injuries.
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, Shine Lawyers can help. Our lawyers are experts when it comes to accidents involving pedestrians, and can help you get the compensation you need to get back on track. We offer our compensation services on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. If we don’t win your claim, you don’t have to pay us anything.
Get in touch with a member of our team today to start your pedestrian accident compensation claim.
Where you are located isn’t necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We’re experts when it comes to motor vehicle related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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
Shine Lawyers are expert motor vehicle lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need following your injury on the road. Click on the link below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you today.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest motor vehicle injury litigation firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies and get you the result you are looking for.
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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