Car Accident Passenger Claims
Have you been involved in a car accident as a passenger?
If you’re involved in a car accident as a passenger, you may be wondering how to make a claim. Whether you were injured or not, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and losses.
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Making a car accident passenger claim
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents in the UK. If you’re a passenger in a car that’s involved in an accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
The amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact they have on your life.
Statistics show that car accident passengers are more likely to be injured than drivers, so it’s important to be aware of the risks before getting into a car.
As a car accident victim, you have certain rights.
These include the right to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company and seek compensation for your injuries, property damage, and other losses.
If you’re ever involved in an accident, make sure you seek medical attention as soon as possible and get advice from a personal injury lawyer to see if you could make a car accident passenger claim.
Did you know?
According to brake statistics car passengers comprise, by far, the highest number of road deaths in UK.
This is unsurprising as car traffic comprises around 80% of all travel on British roads.
Physical effects of a passenger accident
All car accident claims are different, and the physical effects of being a passenger in a car accident can vary greatly from person to person.
However, there are some common injuries that passengers often sustain in car accidents. These can include whiplash, cuts and bruises, broken bones and psychological trauma.
Whiplash is a neck injury that is caused by the sudden movement of the head, and it can be extremely painful.
Cuts and bruises are usually less serious, but they can still be painful and debilitating.
Broken bones can take weeks or even months to heal properly, and they can often result in long-term disability.
Psychological trauma caused by car accidents can sometimes be even more debilitating than physical injuries, and it can have a lasting effect on a person’s mental health.
If you have been involved in a car accident as a passenger, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible.
In addition to a serious physical injury, some car passengers suffer from psychological stress too.
During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).
Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about the crash can play out.
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Frequently asked Questions
How do I make an accident claim as a car passenger ?
Car accident passenger claims can be made if you have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault.
You may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses you have suffered, such as loss of earnings.
If the car you were travelling in was hit by another car, you may be able to claim against the other driver’s insurance company.
If the other driver was uninsured or untraced, you may be able to claim from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
You will need to show that the other driver was at fault for the accident and that you have suffered personal injury as a result.
It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after an accident so that your claim can be started within the time limit.
Road traffic accidents can be extremely stressful and it is important to get legal advice from experienced solicitors.
Personal injury solicitors can deal with your case sensitively and ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
what is the time limit for making a car passenger claim in the UK?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident as a passenger, you may be wondering how long you have to make a claim for compensation.
In the UK, the time limit for making a car passenger claim is three years from the date of the accident.
This is the case regardless of whether the accident was your fault or not. If you try to claim after this time limit has expired, your claim is likely to be rejected.
Making a car passenger claim can be complex, so it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after the accident.
A solicitor will be able to assess your case and help you to understand the claims process.
They can also give you an estimate of how much compensation you could receive.
If you decide to proceed with your claim, your solicitor will handle all aspects of the case on your behalf, including gathering evidence and representing you in court if necessary.
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*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
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