On a daily basis, pedestrians and vehicles (including cars, buses, motorcycles, trains and trams) share environments where, unfortunately, an accident may occur.
This may be at designated pedestrian crossings controlled by traffic signals, school zones, crossing roadways where there is no designated crossing, in shared zones such as car parks at shopping centres or in off-road situations.
A myriad of factors come into play in any collision involving a pedestrian including: speed and direction of travel of the vehicle, the location, the weather conditions, visibility and attention. Whatever the situation, as a pedestrian it is important that you understand that you have entitlements and rights.
The scheme surrounding transport accidents and your entitlements is complex and there are strict time limits that apply. It is important that you get appropriate legal advice from the outset to ensure that your rights are protected.
We can help you navigate the scheme, maximise your entitlements and make the decisions that are right for your future.
If you have a query, please do not hesitate to contact our expert Transport Accident Team for a no obligation chat.