Passenger accident claim
As a passenger, be it in a car, bus, train or taxi it is very unlikely that you’ve had any effect on the cause of the accident and therefore you are a innocent victim. If the driver was to blame, or a third party was negligent then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Compensation can include damages for your injuries, potential loss of earnings, physiotherapy and medication costs.
Shires law’s solicitors are specialists when it comes to a passenger accident claim and have many years of experience securing maximum compensation for our clients. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
Passenger accidents pose a wide variety of potential injuries, some of the most common including:
- Fractures and breaks
- Traumatic Head Injury
- Chest and rib injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Back injuries
Passenger accidents can also lead to you being off work, we ensure that we take everything into account whilst working to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your car accident.
If your accident is not mentioned here it does not mean you do not qualify for compensation, our passenger accident lawyers can help you to decide whether you have a valid claim.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM?
Claim awards are largely dependent on the circumstance and severity of the injury. As a guide, severe injuries, such as severe whiplash trauma (permanent damage) can be potentially worth £97,500, compensation for less severe whiplash, usually those that will fully heal in a matter of months are generally rewarded within the region of £850 – £9,000.
LENGTH OF CLAIM
The length of a claim is again widely dependent on the situation and the injury, although rest assured that our car accident lawyers will deal with your case in the most time efficient manner. Claims for less severe injuries can typically be resolved within a few months, whereas a more severe injury could potentially take up to a few years.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM?
We can help with your claim; our passenger accident claim advisors are on hand to talk to you by calling 0800 285 266 or via our Live Chat facility.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CLAIM
If you have been involved in a passenger accident, it is important to get as much information as possible. This will assist your claim and help obtain the best outcome at a later date.
Useful information to collect (if possible)
- Time and date
- Contact details of drivers, passengers, witnesses
- Vehicle details (name, make, model, colour, registration number)
- Insurance details of other person
- The weather, light conditions
- The collar number of the attending police officer
- Identify the damage to the vehicles
- Identify any injuries sustained