Claiming for Injuries following a Passenger Accident
When you think of car accidents, you automatically think that the driver would end up being the one claiming. However, passengers in the vehicle can be just as severely injured, if not more depending on the circumstances of the accident. If you have been injured as a passenger in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Why not contact us and learn more about how we can help you claim compensation after being injured as a passenger.
Drivers who are carrying passengers have a responsibility to drive safely in order to protect those who are in their care. They must pay due care and attention to the road at all times and drive within their limits to ensure the safe transport of all passengers. This is particularly important in the case of drivers of public transport vehicles such as buses and taxis.
There are cases where this doesn’t happen and the actions of a driver have resulted in an accident which has caused you injury. In other cases, another vehicle may have collided with you and caused you to have an accident through no fault of the driver of the vehicle you are travelling in. In either situation, if you have been injured it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation from whichever party was at fault.
Types of Passenger Accidents
It’s not just car accidents that affect passengers. Innocent people can be injured in:
- Car Passenger Accidents
- Taxi Passenger Accidents
- Van or Truck Passenger Accidents
- Riding Pillion on a Motorbike Passenger Accidents
- Bus Passenger Accidents
- Train Passenger Accidents
- Boat or Ferry Passenger Accidents
The injuries people can suffer in passenger accidents can vary in severity. From whiplash injury to broken bones or even disability or death, passenger accidents affect people’s lives every single day.
Making a Passenger Accident Compensation Claim
Many people are reluctant to make claims for compensation for a passenger accident, especially if the driver of your vehicle is at fault and they are a friend or relative of yours. However, if you are injured and suffering as a result then this should not stop you claiming what you are entitled to. What many people do not realise is that making a claim against someone will not affect them financially, as any compensation is awarded from the person at fault’s insurance company.
Call 08000 93 33 93 or contact us now and talk to one of our team about your passenger accident.
At Ashley Ainsworth we can assist you if you’ve been hurt in a passenger accident. With a number of specialised accident solicitors at our disposal, we can put you in contact with the best legal professional for your case.
It would benefit your claim to have the contact and insurance details of the party at fault, whether that was the driver of your vehicle or of another car. Also take any pictures of the accident scene and your subsequent injuries as evidence to being involved.
Read some examples of successful passenger injury compensation claims at Ashley Ainsworth here.