Passenger Accident Claims
Most people are aware that if a driver is involved in an accident which was not their fault, or not entirely their fault, they can usually claim for accident compensation. However, there’s much more confusion about the rights of passengers in vehicles. If you have been injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle, whether it be a car, bus, taxi, train or motorbike, then you are very likely to be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
In cases where the driver of a vehicle is injured in a road accident they are only able to claim for compensation if it can be demonstrated that at least part of the blame was attributable to a third party. In cases where the accident was entirely the fault of a third party then compensation is almost always assured. But if the driver of the vehicle was to blame themselves, then compensation will not usually be available. However, as a passenger in a vehicle you will almost always be able to make a claim for compensation, regardless of whose fault it was that the accident occurred.
Often it is the passengers in an accident who suffer the most injuries, with whiplash being the most common injury sustained in a road accident. The reason for this is because whilst the driver will be looking about them at the traffic on the road, and may have at least some warning in advance of an accident occurring, the passenger may not be paying much attention to other vehicles, and may even be reading a map or a book. For this reason they will have less warning, and so will be likely to suffer from injuries such as whiplash more severely than the driver.
Passenger Accident Compensation specialists In Manchester
If you have been injured as a passenger whilst in a vehicle accident anywhere across the Manchester region then call us today. We are Manchester based specialists who operate on a no win no fee basis, which means that whether your case is successful or not, you won’t pay a penny. If your claim is successful then you will be entitled to keep Maximium Compensation amount awarded.
It doesn’t matter whether you were a passenger on a motorbike, riding pillion, or in a taxi, train, bus, coach or car, if you were a passenger and you were injured, call us today. Many people worry in situations where the driver of the vehicle is known to them, perhaps a friend, a work colleague or family member.
However, it is important to remember that even if the accident was their fault, whilst they will very likely lose their no claims bonus, they won’t actually have to pay a single penny in compensation.
This is because any compensation which you are awarded is paid for by their insurance company. In many situations we find that where a passenger has sought compensation as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident that was the fault of someone they knew, gaining that compensation actually helps to heal any ill feeling or guilt between the two. Whatever your concerns, call us today and we’ll l be happy to answer any questions you may have.