Is it possible to make a compensation claim for pedestrian knocked down at zebra crossing?
Eoin P. Campbell, LL.B., Solicitor
Editor in Chief
You may be eligible to make a compensation claim for pedestrian knocked down at zebra crossing, provided that the following criteria can be met. For one, the accident in which the injury was sustained must have been the result of the negligence of a third party. Additionally, the injury suffered must have been serious enough to warrant medical attention. By being treated by a professional medical practitioner, the details of your injuries will have been documented in your medical records which can later be used as evidence in your pursuit of pedestrian at zebra crossing accident compensation.
While proving liability is essential in any claim for zebra crossing accident with pedestrian, it is worth noting that in the majority of cases brought forth by pedestrians, the injured party was not typically to blame for the accident and claims filed by injured pedestrians have a high likelihood of being resolved successfully.
Drivers must be particularly attentive when driving towards a zebra crossing and should be highly alert for any pedestrians attempting to cross the road. When safe to do so, drivers should always stop to allow people to cross. It is the pedestrian’s responsibility to wait to cross the road until they are sure that the driver has seen them. There is the potential for being acknowledged as partly liable for the accident if you are found to have begun to cross the road without looking for approaching cars.
A compensation claim for pedestrian knocked down at zebra crossing would be supported by the collection of any eye witness accounts of the accident, which would help in establishing that a driver had been negligent and caused the accident. Your claim for zebra crossing accident with pedestrian would be further supported by photographs taken at the scene, if available.
An important procedure to complete in the pursuit of pedestrian at zebra crossing accident compensation would be to report the accident to the Gardai. If the Gardai did not attend the accident scene you should visit the local Garda station and have the details of your accident noted in the Gardai’s accident report book. The driver of the car that knocked you down at the zebra crossing should not be relied on to have reported the accident to the Gardai.
You would be strongly recommended to seek expert legal advice from a personal injury solicitor before you proceed with a compensation claim for pedestrian knocked down at zebra crossing. An experienced solicitor would ensure that you undergo a thorough medical examination for your injuries and that all standard procedures are completed. Your solicitor would ensure that all aspects of your claim for zebra crossing accident with pedestrian are included in the application for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland and that a comprehensive case file is prepared to maximise the potential of you recovering your complete entitlement to pedestrian at zebra crossing accident compensation.