When a pedestrian walks out in front of a car it's the pedestrian who usually comes off worse. When a pedestrian walks or runs out in front of a motorcyclist, frequently the motorcyclist will sustain serious injury. Motorcyclists generally ride defensively and are on the alert for pedestrians who look as if they may suddenly emerge into their path.
If a pedestrian does cause an accident, you need to get their full name, address and contact number. If the pedestrian has a policy of household contents insurance, then you may be able to advance your claim against the pedestrian as they will have public liability cover for such situations. Please see below an important decision from the Scottish courts involving a pedestrian who caused a motorcyclist to sustain significant injury.
To find out how the Courts have approached cases involving pedestrians, please have a look at the decisions below.
Remember, no two cases are the same: your case is unique, the accident circumstances are unique and each case is fact sensitive.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a pedestrians, you need expert advice - contact Motorcycle Law Scotland on 0333 555 7782