Passenger Injury Claims
If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a road traffic accident, the process of claiming compensation can be complex and daunting – especially if the vehicle was being driven by one of your friends or relatives. We help make the process as clear, simple and stress-free as we can and will give you the professional advice that you need.
If you were injured on public transport, such as a bus, train or taxi we can also help you to claim. See the relevant pages for more information.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in workplace accidents. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
Can I really claim for compensation if I’m a passenger?
If you’re involved in an accident as passenger, it’s important to remember that you’re almost certainly not to blame for the accident. Whereas the driver might have their injury compensation reduced if they contribute to the accident through careless driving, there are no such restrictions for passengers.
If the driver was a friend or relative, you should also remember that they will have insurance in place to cover injuries to passengers. You’re therefore within your rights to claim and your friend or relative will not be out of pocket as a result.
It may be that the other driver is at fault for the accident – and therefore your injuries – in which case your claim would then be against them and funded by their insurers. If the other party is not insured, or could not be traced, we can also advise on claims against uninsured and untraced drivers.
What type of injuries can I claim for?
We can advise on any injury, ranging from minor ones right through to catastrophic, life-changing injuries. We can also advise on fatal injuries if you have suffered the loss of a loved one or family member in the accident.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive for your injuries can vary significantly, based on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the specifics of your accident in more detail.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of the accident:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to any property you had with you at the time
- Travel expenses incurred if you are unable to drive as a result of the accident
We can help you determine any costs and financial losses you’ve incurred and will prepare your compensation claim to cover them as comprehensively as possible.
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claims. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for my injuries as a passenger?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call usually takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.