As a passenger of a vehicle it is very unlikely that you would be at fault if a road traffic accident occurred but sadly innocent passengers are often injured during road traffic accidents. Unfortunately there are a large number of road traffic accidents each year in the UK, and although safety cameras have helped to reduce the number of incidents they sadly still happen. In a road traffic accident there are many people who could end up injured such as the driver of a car, a pedestrian, a cyclist or a motorcyclist and of course passengers.
There are numerous ways in which a passenger could end up involved in a road traffic accident; the most common way of course is if they are the passenger of a car. While it is possible for anybody inside a car to be harmed during a car accident, it is more likely that front seat passengers will suffer significant injuries. As well as this you may be injured as a passenger if you are travelling on a bus, coach or taxi as well as a train that is involved in a crash. Whatever form of transport you are travelling on, if it is involved in a crash and you are injured as the passenger of that car then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
If you are a passenger of a car or a mode of public transport that is involved in a road traffic accident then you are in a strong legal position to make a claim for compensation. This is because the driver of a vehicle has a duty of care to ensure your safety and if this duty is breached and you are injured as the result of it then you can make a claim for compensation.
In a successful compensation claim the amount of compensation that you will receive varies on the extent of your injuries and by the length of time that you have been affected by them. You will also receive compensation based on any medical expenses that you have encountered and any loss of earnings that you have suffered as the result of being out of work whilst your injuries are healing.
There are however instances where your compensation claim may be reduced, for example if you are not wearing your seatbelt your compensation claim could be reduced by as much as 25%.
If you are one of the many people who end up suffering personal injury as an innocent passenger of a vehicle that gets caught up in a collision then it is important that you contact a solicitor as soon as possible. This should be done regardless of which driver was at fault. Whether the driver of your vehicle or the driver of another vehicle was at fault you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. As a passenger even if your own driver was fully to blame and is a close relative or friend you can still claim compensation from the insurers.
So if you want more information or you wish to get your claim for compensation under way, get in touch with a legal team today and start your compensation procedure today.
Paul Barry is the web master of Accident Claim Aid, who are expert solicitors in all aspects of making a No Win No Fee compensation claim. So if you were injured as a Passenger , contact us here at Accident Claim Aid today.