Rob enjoyed a couple of post work drinks

Rob was involved in a road traffic accident in March around midnight.

He was on his way home after having a couple of drinks in an Edinburgh bar with friends after work.

Work had finished for him at 9pm. He left the bar early and on his own because he was due back at work the next day.

He walked along George Street in an Easterly direction towards the zebra crossing at Frederick Street and crossed the first section.

He paused at the island in the middle because he noticed a taxi approaching. The taxi slowed and so he nodded at the taxi driver before proceeding to cross the road as he had a clear right of way.

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Fracture and ligament damage as a result of the collision

Astonishingly, the taxi driver continued forward and hit Rob when he was almost on the other side. Rob suffered a flake fracture to his right wrist and ligament damage to his left wrist when he fell onto his outstretched hands.

It seems that even zebra crossings aren't safe havens for pedestrians when they should be.

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Pedestrian Law Scotland achieve a good result

The street was well lit and the taxi driver had seen Rob. Even a small bump at low speed can result in pedestrians sustaining significant injuries as Rob found out.

We acted for Rob after he contacted us. Thankfully, the taxi driver's insurers admitted liability and Rob was awarded £6,250 in damages.

However, it was a traumatic event and a rather nasty end to a rare night out.

Our Award Winning Team

Brenda Mitchell - Senior Partner

Brenda Mitchell

Senior Partner

Brenda has been a Personal Injury Lawyer for over 35 years and for the last 20 years has specialised representing injured motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.



Jodi Gordon - Partner

Jodi Gordon

Partner

Jodi has predominantly represented cyclists involved in road traffic collisions and specialises in assisting those who have suffered very serious and complex injury.

Thomas Mitchell - Associate

Thomas Mitchell

Partner

Thomas represents clients who have been involved in road traffic incidents and he specialises in representing vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

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