Pages On: Pedestrian Injuries
Walking is one of life’s great joys, and as humans, we have some of the greatest stamina when it comes to traversal. Walking is a great way to stay healthy and protect the environment, but it does but pedestrians at risk of other road users. Hit-and-run accidents, pavement trips, being knocked down by vehicles are all hazards pedestrians have to avoid, to prevent injury. Other road users have a duty of care to you for your safety, and when breaching this by causing an accident, they are considered liable. Whatever way you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
Posted: 3 June 2014
Posted in: Foot Injuries, Pedestrian Injuries, Pothole Injuries, Public Place Accidents, Road Traffic Accidents
Last year alone, Haringey Council paid out over £417,000 in compensation to pedestrians and motorists injured on the borough’s roads. The figures, which were released by the Liberal Democrats, found that a total of 19 people were awarded compensation in 2013/14, totaling at £417,635. Haringey Council received 194 claims for personal injury and damage, of which only 52 were settled without payment and 123 were outstanding. The borough’s roads have been repeatedly criticised by the public for not being poorly maintained. In the last six years, Haringey Council has paid…Read More