If you’ve been knocked down, we can help you get back on your feet. Our specialist lawyers handle all types of pedestrian injury compensation claims on a no win no charge basis
There are stark contrasts in legislation from state to state. For this reason, if your incident took place in one of the States below, we recommend following the relevant link to read accurate information.
To speak to a pedestrian injury claims specialist regarding your experience call 1800 106 107. We can quickly help you understand your rights and make you aware of any entitlements.
Who is eligible to make a pedestrian compensation claim?
You will be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses under the compulsory third party insurance scheme if you are not found to be at fault. When you call us we will be able to make this determination for you. If you’re not at fault and wish to make a claim they will submit it to the relevant compulsory third party insurer such as TAC, MAIB, SIRA, MAIC or ICWA.
For a pedestrian compensation claim to be valid, generally, the accident must have been:
- Caused injury or loss
- Been no fault of your own
- Happened due to someone else’s negligence
Learn more about CTP insurance claims here.
Is there anything I can do to help my claim?
There are many things you can do to help your case which your lawyer will discuss with you once things have progressed. The main thing we say to plaintiffs after a pedestrian accident is:
- Keep details of your claim private
- Keep all records
- Be patient
- Be yourself
The strength of your claim relies on evidence and facts that can be backed up, just be honest with our team and they will advise on what to do next.
Common types of pedestrian compensation claims
Our specialist road accident practitioners can help you with a variety of pedestrian accident compensation claims. Some of the most common types of pedestrian accidents we help people with are:
- Hit by a drunk driver
- Hit and run incidents
- Hit by a reckless driver
- Hit at a pedestrian crossing
- Hit by a driver on the phone
- Hit by a driver under the influence
Please don’t worry if we haven’t mentioned your accident in the list above because our solicitors can probably still help. To find out where you stand call us free on 1800 106 107. All calls are confidential, and you won’t be pressured into claiming.
What is a pedestrian compensation claim worth?
The amount of compensation owed to you for injuries suffered as a pedestrian will depend on where your accident took place and the extent of your injuries.
Some of the main variables to be considered when calculating your compensation include.
- Any time off work and lost earnings
- Any future lost earnings
- Any changes in your ability to work
- Care or support, even if given to you for free by family or friends
- Any adaptations you might need to your home or motor vehicle
- Travel and accommodation expense
- Pain and suffering
Although at this stage we can’t give you an exact figure you can make your own assessment using our pedestrian accident compensation calculator here.
What if I lose my pedestrian accident claim?
If you lose your case depending on who you instructed to handle your claim, you could be left with a hefty legal bill. One of the main things to consider when making a claim is whether you can do so via a conditional costs agreement. Utilising a CCA ensures that you won’t be left out of pocket if your claim is not successful.
Millner and Knight only handle matters via CCA’s so if you lose your case with us you won’t owe anyone a penny.
How long does a pedestrian accident compensation claim take?
Claims made against insurers can take anything from months or even years to settle. There is no set time when it comes to compensation claims as no two cases are the same. However, lots of time can be wasted in the assessment and lodgement stages of a pedestrian accident claim. If you hire a lawyer who doesn’t have experience in claims like yours, the process could be delayed.
Millner and Knight specialise in these types of accidents, so your claim will be assessed and lodged in as fast as possible.
We have streamlined the process making it easier than ever to make a claim.
Can I claim on behalf of someone else?
There are many instances where you may need to claim on someone else’s behalf. Pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable road users and when struck by motor vehicles travelling at speed injuries can be very serious and sometimes fatal.
Instances in which you can claim on behalf of someone are:
- The victim is a child
- The victim is deceased
- The victim has suffered brain injuries and can no longer claim for themselves
If you someone you love has been seriously injured or killed as a pedestrian we would firstly just like to say how sorry we are and we can’t begin to understand what you are going through.
If you need help with claiming for your loved one, we can help. We have experience handling these types of sensitive claims and can provide you with immediate legal representation and support anywhere in Australia.
Call our compassionate experts on 1800 106 107 free today. All calls are strictly confidential, and you won’t feel pressured at any stage during the call.
What to do next?
The best way to start your claim is to call us direct free and have your case assessed by a specialist for free.
You can also use our website for more information regarding your accident and injuries then start your pedestrian injury claim online using our secure online form.
Why Millner and Knight?
We are committed to getting you maximum pedestrian injury compensation. Every day we help people injured through no fault of their own start their journey to compensation.
When you call us, we’ll never ask or pressure you into starting your claim with us. You will receive expert legal advice from a specialist who has experience winning cases like yours.
At the end of our phone call, it’s up to you whether you decide to take things further or not. If you wish to proceed, we can provide you with first-class legal representation anywhere in Australia.