Pedestrian Accident Compensation Calculator
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, whether it was while crossing the road or in an incident where a car has mounted the pavement, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors, we are committed to making sure that you receive the optimum medical care and expertise, calling on our established network of medical healthcare professionals, from leading consultants and physiotherapists to counsellors and rehabilitation specialists, to help you on your road to recovery.
Once your immediate medical needs have been evaluated and catered for, or, in the case of more serious injuries, once any long-term requirements for ongoing care and support have been organised, then your thoughts will understandably move on to the level of compensation you may be entitled to claim and how it can best be used to ensure you make the best possible recovery.
Whilst only a guide, our Pedestrian Accident Compensation Calculator can offer a useful insight into the potential ‘general damages’ element of your pedestrian accident compensation award.
How Pedestrian Accident Compensation Calculation works
Estimating the final settlement value of a Pedestrian Accident Compensation Claim is seldom straightforward, certainly at the outset of the claims process. Every pedestrian accident is unique, as are the injuries they cause and the people they affect.
The general damages element of your claim is largely proportional to the nature and severity of your injuries, whilst also being affected by the anticipated effects your injury is going to have on your immediate and future life. These figures are calculated by using your medical reports to assess your injury against the guidelines provided by the Judicial College, thus allowing your injury to be classified into the appropriate compensation bracket and giving an indication of the level of general damages you may receive.
Where the injuries sustained are of a serious nature, it is sometimes practical to allow a reasonable amount of time for the true scale of the physical, and, or psychological impacts of the injury to be understood. In cases such as these, further medical reports may sometimes be required to allow an accurate assessment of your injury, your potential medical needs and therefore, the value of your claim. Where appropriate and where liability is clear and without question, we can also seek to arrange interim compensation payments to help you with your medical expenses and to cover any loss of earnings.
With all of this in mind, Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can assure you that we will be there to support you and guide you through every stage of the process, starting with ensuring you have access to the best medical expertise and treatments to help promote the best recovery possible.
Considerations that impact the value of compensation paid when a Pedestrian is injured
There is a multitude of different types of pedestrian accidents that happen on Britain’s roads, with every resultant claim having its own set of unique circumstances. Whilst some accidents are caused by the negligence of other road users, such as a driver not paying attention and colliding with you on a pedestrian crossing, others are caused by environmental factors, such as potholes, blind spots, pavement obstructions, etc.
In cases where the accident was caused by an environmental factor, rather than the negligence of the driver, your claim would need to be made against those with legal responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the road or pavement where you suffered your injury.
When evaluating any form of compensation claim, the following factors are considered:
- how severe is the pedestrian’s injury?
- what is the anticipated recovery time of the injured party?
- to what degree is the injured person likely to recover?
- what changes to their physical and mental ability has the injured party sustained?
- what medical treatments and therapies have they already received and what are they likely to require going forward, and what are the historic and future cost implications?
- what is the age of the claimant?
- is there a requirement for ongoing care, and if so, will this be at home or will it require specialist residential care?
- are they able to return to work, and if so, how quickly and in what capacity?
How much compensation can you expect for being injured as a Pedestrian?
The total amount of compensation you will receive will consist of both general damages and special damages. The value of the general damages element of your compensation award will differ according to the severity and extent of your injury, your anticipated recovery time, and the degree to which you will make a full recovery.
The special damages are intended to recompense the injured party for the financial losses suffered and the financial expenses they have incurred as a result of the accident and will include such things as:
- past and future lost earnings
- medical expenses - historic and anticipated
- adaptations to your home or vehicle
- specialist equipment such as hoists, stairlifts, mobility equipment or daily living aids
- prescription costs
- travel expenses to medical appointments
In your free initial consultation, we will gather the information required to allow us to build a more detailed picture of your claim, thus enabling us to provide you with a more accurate idea of the potential compensation amounts.
The table below reflects those compensation levels set out by the Judicial College guidelines (JCG), and provides insight surrounding general damages only:
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