What To Do If You Are A Passenger In A Car Accident

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What To Do if You Are a Passenger In A Car Accident

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, and you were a passenger, contact us as you should be able to make a claim. You could have been a passenger in a friend or relative's car.

You are just as likely to be injured in a road traffic accident as the passenger as the driver is, therefore, you could be able to claim compensation for your injuries. There were 24,470 killed or seriously injured casualties in reported road traffic accidents reported to the police, for the year ending June 2020. This figure includes drivers and passengers. Therefore, if you have been injured in a road traffic accident you should not feel afraid to claim as a passenger. Trust us to take expert care of everything for you. To assess your claim, contact us on 0800 808 9740 or online.

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Legal Rights as a Passenger

When the driver of a car that holds an injured passenger is believed to be at fault for their injury, the passenger has a legal right to make a claim for compensation against that driver’s insurance provider. A claim can also be made against the insurance provider of the other vehicle if it is believed that they were at fault. Whether you are a personal friend of the driver, a family member or they are a stranger to you, you are entitled to make a claim. 

If you are worried about incurring costs against a friend or a family member you should note that the costs for paying your compensation will not come directly from them. Instead, the insurance company will pay for any compensation you are owed. The person you are claiming against may lose their no claims bonus or face higher insurance costs in the future due to causing an accident. However, if you have experienced an accident you should not fear making a claim as it is important that you do not greatly suffer or experience a lower quality of life for an incident that was not your fault.  slip gif (9).gif

Claims and Insurance Companies

An insurance company does not automatically provide compensation once a claim is issued against them. An investigation will first be launched by the insurance company to examine the exact cause of the accident, which will include looking at evidence such as witness reports and police files. A personal injury lawyer can greatly assist by issuing the initial claim and providing legal representation. First Personal Injury has a team of experts on hand.

Calculating Compensation

Compensation is awarded for the severity of your injuries and the impact that they have had upon your life. However, other costs such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work or travel expenses relating to your accident may be able to be recuperated through compensation.  To find out how much compensation you could potentially be owed use our compensation calculator. image.png

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have experienced suffered a road traffic accident as a passenger then you could be eligible to claim compensation. First Personal Injury are here to assist you and help win any compensation that you deserve.  First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.