Have you been a Passenger During a Road Traffic Car Accident?
Thousands of road traffic accidents are caused each year as a result of dangerous driving or negligence. Many of these accidents cause injuries not only to the drivers of the vehicle, but also to the passengers.
As a passenger in a car accident, you have the same entitlement to claim for compensation as anyone else. You may even be in a stronger position to claim as being a passenger, it would be very unlikely that you would ever be found to be anything other than an innocent party.
Whether you are the travelling in a taxi, on public transport, or in the vehicle of a friend or relative, if you are injured as the result of someone else’s negligence you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
The Driver’s Responsibility
Every driver owes a duty of care to their passengers. If you are a passenger involved in a road accident, it is important to understand that your case will be covered by the vehicle’s insurance policy. Even 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).
The insurer of the vehicle that has been involved in a car crash is responsible for paying out compensation to injured passengers. Even if the driver is a friend or relative, you shouldn’t be worried about making a claim, as it is the insurer of that driver who pays 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 specialist road traffic accident solicitors, who are waiting to get you the compensation you deserve.
Injuries that are Suffered by Passengers in Road Traffic Accidents
Although passengers can help to prevent or minimise injuries by wearing their seatbelts at all times, there is only so much that they can do. Injuries suffered by passengers can include:
How to Make a Passenger Car Accident Claim
What’s My Claim Worth lawyers have extensive experience dealing with passenger injury claims. 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.
Get an instant estimate of how much your claim could be worth using our Claimometer or call our specialist road traffic accident solicitors who will be happy to advise you on the facts of your own case.
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Our client was an unrestrained passenger in a friends vehicle which collided head on with another vehicle.