Head Injury Month – Road Traffic Accidents

Cause of Injury

What’s My Claim Worth lawyers have extensive experience dealing with compensation claims on behalf of passengers who have been involved in road traffic accidents.

As a passenger you have the same entitlement to claim for compensation as anyone else, and you may even be in a stronger position due to the nature of being a passenger.

The team at What’s My Claim worth work hard to help those who have been injured in an accident through no fault of their own to receive the maximum compensation they deserve.

The injuries suffered by passengers vary from whiplash to broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, scarring, back injuries and fractures.

Compensation claims for passengers may be made if;

  • you have been a passenger in a car;
  • you have been a passenger in a taxi;
  • you have been a passenger on a bus;
  • you have been a passenger on a train;
  • you have been a passenger on a motorcycle

Every driver owes a duty of care to their passengers.

If the passenger has been involved in an accident where the driver was uninsured and/or untraceable, it may still be possible to make a claim via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

If you are a passenger involved in a road accident, it is important to understand that the case will be covered by the vehicle’s insurance cover, or in the case of an uninsured driver, the MIB will cover it.

The insurer of the vehicle that has been involved in a car crash is responsible for paying out compensation to injured passengers. If the driver is your wife, husband, daughter, son or even a close friend then the passenger may and should be able to claim against the driver, and the insurer of that driver should pay out compensation to injured passengers.

If you are a passenger and have been involved in a road traffic accident, do not hesitate to contact our road traffic accident solicitors.

Why Make a Claim for Compensation?

What’s My Claim Worth specialise in Road Traffic Accident claims, whether you were a passenger, the driver or a cyclist, we try our best to achieve the best outcome for your claim. Do not hesitate to contact us on our free phone number – 0800 025 00 00, where you can speak directly to our lawyers for advice.

We understand that the injuries that you have suffered can have severe consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account if you have had to take time off work, if you have had to pay for medication and any other losses that you may have incurred.

Our team will keep you up to date at every stage of the claims process, offering you and your family the best possible support and service.

To speak to a member of our specialist team of personal injury lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

Case Studies

What’s My Claim Worth successfully recovered damages for a client who was involved in a serious road traffic accident in which he sustained a head injury. 

Mr B enjoyed dancing; this was a hobby he participated in with his wife.  On the night of the accident Mr and Mrs B had been to a dance, they had a wonderful evening and were on their way home when the accident happened.  Immediately before the accident they were stationary at traffic lights when their vehicle was hit head on by another vehicle.  The driver of the other vehicle had been drinking and was over the limit to drive.  It later transpired that he had had a row with his partner and was very angry and upset, resulting in him driving dangerously.  The other vehicle came to rest on the roof of their car.

After the accident, Mr B’s eyes were open and there was blood coming out of his ears and nose and he was unconscious. The emergency services came to the scene and cut him out of the vehicle.  He was immediately taken to the local hospital.

Mrs B, who was also in the vehicle, suffered relatively minor injuries, however, Mr B suffered a severe head injury, he had a bleed on the brain and his brain was swollen.

Mr B made a steady recovery and was discharged home a month later.  Remarkably, Mr B continued to make good progress, to the extent that he was able to return to work, albeit on a very limited basis 4 months year. As a result of the accident Mr B suffered on-going problems with loss of memory, cognitive function and change in personality.

In support of his personal injury claim, medical evidence was obtained from a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Consultant Neurologist and Consultant Psychiatrist.  In addition to his head injury, Mr B also suffered fractured ribs and clavicle.  In support of this, medical evidence was obtained from a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Mr B made a full recovery from his orthopaedic injury but continued to have problems with his memory and personality changes which continue. Prior to the accident, Mr B was employed as an Electrician.  Fortunately, his employers were extremely compassionate and understanding in relation to his injuries and limitations upon his return to work.

The accident had a huge impact on both Mr B and Mrs B and his family both physically and emotionally. 

Mr B received £172,730 in compensation.

 Have you suffered a head injury caused by a road traffic accident?

For an expert legal assessment of your case, please contact us on Freephone 0800 025 0000. A Solicitor is waiting for you call.

There is Hope…

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About Headway

Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

Through a range of frontline services run from its Nottingham base and via a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

A brain injury can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families, affecting every aspect of life. Although we all think ‘it’ll never happen to me’, a brain injury can affect anyone at any time. When it does, we’re here to help.

Our Mission is:

To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

Our Objectives are:

  • To increase awareness of brain injury and its consequences
  • To initiate activities and campaigns which will reduce the incidence of brain injury
  • To provide information and support for people with brain injuries, their relatives and carers and concerned professional people
  • To promote improved approaches to brain injury screening, acute care, assessment, rehabilitation and social re-integration
  • To assist people with brain injuries to return to community living, including access to appropriate accommodation, social outlets, and productive activity
  • To support and help to establish Headway groups throughout the UK in furtherance of the charity’s mission statement

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