The most common injuries sustained by passengers are whiplash and cuts and bruises but sometimes the passenger is injured more seriously or even fatally.
At Hattons Solicitors we have an experienced road traffic accident legal team that can advise you and answer any questions you have about making a passenger injury claim.
Many people are worried about making a passenger injury claim when the driver at fault is a family member or friend, but you must remember that providing they are insured their insurance company will cover any compensation awarded to you.
While some drivers might lose their no claims bonus through a claim being made other drivers will have their no claims bonus protected through their insurance.
If the driver of the vehicle you were in is at fault then it is likely that the driver of the other vehicle involved will also bring a claim for damage and/or injury, so your claim is unlikely to affect the drivers insurance any further.
However if another driver is at fault then your passenger injury claim would be made against their policy instead.
At Hattons Solicitors we can talk you through what information is needed after an accident and it is best to do this while it is still fresh in your head. It is important after being involved in any accident to get the name, contact details, insurance details and vehicle registration of anyone else involved. Also if you can get the details of any witnesses this could help your passenger injury claim success.
Taking photos can also be an important part of gathering evidence when an accident happens. If you forget to do it at the time, it is useful to go back and take photos of any damage or skid marks to help prove your case.
We understand that having an accident can be an upsetting and worrying time so our legal team works hard to put our client’s minds at ease.
We advise all our clients to seek medical attention immediately so their injuries can be assessed and appropriate medical treatment and advice is given.
To support your case we will later arrange for you to be medically examined by an independent medical expert, as it is also important to assess any long term injuries you may have, so that you get the right amount of compensation for the injuries you sustained.
As well as being compensated for your injuries it is also possible to recover financial losses incurred as a result of the accident such as medical bills and any loss of earnings.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you would like legal advice on making a passenger injury claim call our friendly legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now form to the right of this screen and we will call you back.