Can I Claim Compensation for a Pedestrian Accident?

Clients sometimes ask whether they can claim compensation for an accident they were in while they were a pedestrian. The answer to that question is: absolutely.

In most instances, a pedestrian has a right of way versus a vehicle driving in the street, with some exceptions. It’s very important to speak to a lawyer when you’re contemplating making a claim regarding a pedestrian collision, because determining who truthfully had the right of way at the time the accident happened—and whether you get proper compensation for your injuries—could involve engaging a traffic engineer to analyze the phasing of the lights at that particular intersection.