Can I Claim Compensation if I was a Passenger?
If you are injured in an accident where you are a passenger, whether in a private vehicle, on a bus or coach, in a taxi, or on a train, you can claim compensation for damages if the accident happened because of another person’s error or negligence. You can also claim on behalf of a minor who was injured while a passenger in a car their parent was driving, or on behalf of a victim’s estate if their injuries were fatal.
The Compensation Experts work with some of the leading personal injury lawyers in the UK and will pair you with the one who has the most appropriate experience to help you obtain the highest amount of compensation for your claim.
Passenger Compensation Claims
Passengers are as easily injured as drivers in a road traffic accident, so it is only right that they should also be able to claim compensation. Our experience shows that passenger compensation claims can be easier to resolve as there is rarely any question that, having no control over the vehicle, the victim was anything other than an innocent bystander.
Injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents can include:
- Fractured bones
- Concussion and brain damage
- Spinal damage and paralysis
All successful compensation claims require the victim to demonstrate they were injured through no fault of their own, or that they were only partially responsible for the extent of their injuries. The other party may make a split liability offer if you were not wearing your seatbelt if on a car or coach, you were not wearing adequate protective clothing while riding pillion on a motorcycle, or if you were aware the driver of your car was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
There are occasions when an accident is caused by badly maintained roads, inadequate signage around roadworks, or lack of sufficient lighting at an intersection. In these cases, your personal injury lawyer will approach the council responsible for that stretch of road and ask them to compensate you for injuries sustained due to their negligence.
Claiming for an RTA Caused by a Family Member
We mentioned earlier that it is possible for someone to claim on behalf of a child injured in an accident in which their parent was driving. In this instance, the claim would have to be made by the child’s other parent, or another close relative or guardian, and not the driver. The money will be held in trust for the child until they reach their 18th birthday. The alternative is that the child raises their own claim after they turn 18 and before they turn 21.
RTA Compensation Claim Advice
Talk to The Compensation Experts now for expert legal advice on claiming compensation for passenger injuries. Our team can determine whether your claim has a strong chance of success and if you decide to proceed, put you in contact with one of a nationwide team of personal injury lawyers with the skill and knowledge of RTA compensation claims.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
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We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.