What to do if you’re injured on a Zebra Crossing

Crossing the road in the UK

Pedestrians using a zebra crossing expect to be safe when crossing the road, yet since they are usually without traffic lights, the likeliness of injuries occurring is high.  

In some parts of the world, the rules of a zebra crossing do not apply; cars will only stop if you boldly make the move to cross the road or weave your way through the traffic! Waiting politely for vehicles to stop will simply not work. Britain, however, has one of the best road safety records in the world. Despite this, approximately 400 people are killed annually as a result of being hit by a car according to government statistics, even though pedestrians have the right of way when using a zebra crossing.

 

Who is to blame for an accident on a zebra crossing?

When it comes to making a personal injury compensation claim, the question of fault usually causes commotion between the driver and pedestrian involved. Both driver and pedestrian must obey the rules of the road, especially when it comes to using a zebra crossing.

It may seem obvious who is at fault when it comes to an incident happening at a zebra crossing, but if it is taken to court, other contributing factors may be considered in order to come to a final decision.

Things that might result in the driver being held liable could include;

  • Failing to stop when a pedestrian is using a zebra crossing
  • Not slowing down on approaching a zebra crossing
  • Not giving the correct consideration to road and weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence

A factor that may result in the pedestrian being at fault is how safe they were when using the crossing; whether they took the proper precautions or not prior to crossing, and as a result, not giving the driver enough time to react and stop.  

 

What compensation could I claim?

The topic of personal injury compensation is a popular and debatable one when it comes to accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles such as an incident on a zebra crossing. Most people are likely to have heard of someone they know getting an instant payout of a certain figure after being involved in a similar kind of accident. Whilst pedestrians do have the legal right of way on a zebra crossing, there is not a pre-determined set amount for compensation awarded.  The total amount you receive really does depend on lots of factors, so the amount can range from low to high.

It mainly depends on the severity of your injuries and whether the incident has caused you to suffer physical and/or psychological pain. You can claim compensation for any financial losses that have incurred as a result of such an incident, like medical or travel expenses and any losses suffered due to being unable to work.   

How can Cute Injury help?

Cute Injury has a team of expert advisors that are ready to help you with any queries you may have. If you have been injured on a zebra crossing and you want to make a claim on a No Win No Fee basis, get in touch with us today.

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