Thousands of car accidents take place every year in the UK and in many cases, passengers sustain a personal injury. These can include spinal cord injuries, brain damage, whiplash, fractured and broken bones, wounds to the body and head and damage to internal organs, and these can result in long-lasting injury and death.
Emotional distress, such as that seen in post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety, can also add to the damage a passenger sustains in road traffic injuries.
Many people travel with friends, relatives and neighbours and commute to work with colleagues. This reduces the risk of being in a car accident but can leave you more susceptible to injuries that were partly or wholly the fault of another person, such as the driver.
Drivers have a responsibility to care for the wellbeing of their passengers and if they fail in this or behave in a negligent fashion, you have the right to pursue a compensation claim against them.
If you are friends with the driver of the car or have hesitations about making a compensation claim, you do not have to worry. Although their insurance company may remove their no claims bonus, they will also deal with your passenger injury compensation case and the driver may not be liable.
This means the driver will not have to pay for court costs or any other charges that are a result of your compensation claim. Furthermore, your reward for passenger injury damages does not need to be paid by the motorist, with personal injury solicitors able to apply for ‘after the event’ insurance.
Passengers in a vehicle have a responsibility to protect their own safety, such as by being properly restrained, securing any pets and ensuring the wellbeing of any children travelling with them.
You may be able to claim for compensation under a pet insurance policy for harm sustained during a road traffic accident to an animal you care for. Call our specialist team on 0800 8 101010 for professional legal advice.
If you suffer from passenger injuries caused in a car accident that was not your fault, you might have a good chance of winning a case for damages. Call Whitestone Solicitors now to start pursuing your claim for compensation and getting the money you deserve today.
Other passenger injuries can occur on public transport, such as a bus, a coach, a ferry or an aeroplane, which could be due to the negligent actions of a passenger or the driver. If personal injuries sustained in this event were not your fault, you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
We can give you professional legal advice for any injuries sustained as a passenger and will recommend the best course of action for you to pursue your compensation claim.
The expert legal team at Whitestone Solicitors can help you in your claim for compensation and make sure you get the damages settlement you deserve. Contact our specialists in passenger injuries now on 0800 8 101010.
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Client suffered a serious knee injury after a vehicle collided into his bicycle.
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Awarded £15,000 at Court
|Mr R. U
Our client was knocked down by a lorry door and Suffered injury to face and shoulder.
Hit in shoulder by wing mirror of a Royal Mail van while out walking.
Injured as a passenger in a vehicle when a tyre blew out causing driver to lose control.
Involved in an RTA with a Metropolitan Police vehicle, and they denied liability.
|Mr V. G
Our client was knocked over by a motorbike, and suffered injuries to her head and hand.
Client worked in a high street store when they slipped on wet floor and dislocated right shoulder.
|Mrs J. E
Suffered injury to her shoulder after and RTA that required ongoing treatment.
Our client was involved in a RTA suffering very serious injuries.
Awarded £137,000 following 3 day trial
|Mr M. R
Our client sustained injuries in an accident with a foreign lorry.
|Mr D. D
During and RTA, our client suffered injuries to their neck, back, shoulder and foot.
Sustained a whiplash injury when a taxi he was a passenger in was involved in a RTA.
Client injured after being hit on the side of head by bus wing mirror while waiting to cross the road.
After a fall off a ladder at work, our client suffered injuries to the head and abdomen.
Wheels of work trolley got stuck as floor was not level and injured wrist whilst lifting the trolley.
|Mr S. A
During an RTA our client suffered a knee injury
After an RTA our client client suffered a back injury which caused great difficulty.
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