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Pedestrian Accident Claims Solicitors in Northern Ireland

We are pedestrian accident claims solicitors with 50 years of experience helping injury victims in Belfast and across Northern Ireland.  Our friendly experts are will ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. No case is complex for our personal injury team.

Our solicitors will listen and guide you through the personal injury claims process. If you sustained a pedestrian accident, contact us for a free consultation with a qualified solicitor on seeking compensation for your accident. Paschal O’Hare is here to help you get your life back on track.

Helping With Pedestrian Accident Claims in Belfast & Northern Ireland

Nearly 1000 pedestrians are injured each year on roads in Northern Ireland. They are among the most vulnerable of groups that can be involved in a Road Traffic Accident.

Pedestrians often get struck by a vehicle whilst crossing the road or walking through a car park. The majority of the time, the accidents are caused by inattentive drivers that fail to look out for potential pedestrians.

Our solicitors are pedestrian accident specialists that have been helping victims recover compensation for being hit by a car. If you have any questions related to your pedestrian accident claim or concerns about the personal injury claims process, our injury solicitors are standing by to help. We also put together a helpful guide that may answer some questions about pedestrian accidents in Belfast. 

Claiming for common pedestrian accident injuries in Northern Ireland

Even at low speeds, pedestrians hit by vehicles can suffer serious injuries. Over the last 50 years, our solicitors have successfully helped pedestrians claim for the following types of injuries:

  • Soft tissue injury
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Brain injuries 

If you are interested in learning more, this blog examines different types of pedestrian injuries in greater detail.

Frequent causes of pedestrian accidents in Northern Ireland

There are various causes of pedestrian accidents across Northern Ireland. Some of these include: 

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Failing to yield
  • Jaywalking
  • Poor visibility 
  • Unmarked crossing
  • Weather conditions

Please note that this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident and need advice, reach out to our personal injury solicitors.

pedestrian accident claim in Northern Ireland after accident in Belfast

Who can claim for a pedestrian accident in Belfast and Northern Ireland?

If you were a pedestrian involved in an accident in Northern Ireland, you will likely be able to claim for your injuries. It is important to note that you need to bring your claim within 3 years. If you are unclear about whether you qualify, please visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus or contact our pedestrian accident claim solicitors on 0800 020 9311.

How long will my pedestrian accident compensation claim take?

The length of time it will take for you to receive your pedestrian accident compensation will depend on the complexity of your case. Each accident is different and needs to be carefully examined by a qualified solicitor. If you would like to know how long your claim will take, please contact our expert pedestrian solicitors today. 

How long do I have to make a claim after a pedestrian accident in Northern Ireland?

You typically have 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim for personal injury compensation in Northern Ireland. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, such as if the accident involved a minor. 

What is my pedestrian accident claim worth?

Each pedestrian injury claim is different and needs to be calculated differently. Various factors, like the seriousness of your physical and psychological injuries, need to be carefully examined by specialists. Our website features a helpful personal injury compensation calculator that provides general guidance. However, if you require more information, feel free to contact our solicitors who are experts in their field and would be able to provide you with a more detailed answer.

How to claim for a pedestrian accident in Belfast and across Northern Ireland?

If you sustained a pedestrian accident in Belfast or anywhere else in Northern Ireland within the last 3 years, begin the claims process by contacting our solicitors. No matter the severity, we’re experts in handling claims for the often overlooked pedestrian involved in an accident.

We have helped countless accident victims and we can pursue claims for injury compensation and for special damages such as loss of earnings, treatment, and aftercare. We understand your needs and we understand the law. 

If you are interested in making a pedestrian accident claim, your first step is to get in touch with Paschal O’Hare Solicitors. Contact us or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus. 

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Pedestrian Claims in Northern Ireland FAQs

If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident in Northern Ireland, seek medical attention right away. Symptoms may appear days or weeks after it’s important to see a doctor. You should also report the accident to the police and gather as much information as possible, including the name and contact information of the driver involved and any witnesses to the accident. 

Yes, it may still be possible to claim compensation if you were partially at fault for the pedestrian accident. However, your compensation may be reduced to reflect your level of responsibility. Our solicitors can guide you through the whole claims process and help you understand how contributory negligence may affect your claim.

Yes, you may still be able to claim compensation even if the driver who hit you was uninsured or untraceable. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) operates a scheme to compensate victims of accidents caused by uninsured or untraceable drivers. Our solicitors can help you make a claim through the MIB and we’ll guide you through the whole process.

If the driver who hit you was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. However, the process for pursuing compensation may be different in these cases. Please reach out to our solicitors today so that we can help you understand your options and pursue compensation on your behalf.

Yes, you may be able to make a claim for a pedestrian accident that happened on private property in Northern Ireland, such as a shopping centre or car park.