Passenger’s claims are a most simple type of injury claims to be have success with. Why? Well, in almost 100% of cases passenger injuries whether in a family or friend’s car, a taxi, a bus, a van a motorcycle or other types of vehicles; you as a passenger you cannot be held responsible for the negligence of the driver. A passenger compensation claim can be made as vehicle passengers are not to blame for the accident (with the exception of a few very rare cases, for example by taking control of a steering wheel or obstructing the drivers view).
As a passenger you should very feel confident about your chances of winning to a claim as any driver has a duty of care to his or her passengers as well as other pedestrians and road users Many people believe that the vehicle driver is the only one who can claim compensation following a car accident. This is not true and by seeking a good whiplash injury or car accident solicitor you will be taking the best step towards passenger compensation. Ensuring you have good accident claims solicitors at hand will mean that your case will have the best possible chance of maximum compensation.
Passenger Injury Compensation Claims & the No win no fee agreement
If you or a family member has been injured in a car crash recently then the other worry to most people when injured as a passenger, is that they feel they may upset the driver if they claim compensation when it is someone they know personally. It is a misconception to think that you are claiming from the drivers insurance if he or she was not at fault For example if hit in the rear whilst stationary providing you use an external solicitors then if the accident was not the fault of the driver in the vehicle that you were in then you can claim directly from the person(s) who caused the accident (the third party) using an external solicitor or compensation company and not the insurance firm of the driver.
Even if as a passenger the accident was caused by a loved family member, son, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, daughter, wife or husband you may feel that you do not want to claim because of upset it may cause if the accident was their fault,. It may be understandable to feel that way, but even if the driver was at fault of the vehicle you were in then the case for compensation is paid from the drivers insurance of the responsible party so it’s your call. Either way, as an injured passenger if you consult with no win no fee accident solicitors you will not have to pay win or lose.
Bus, Coach & Other Transport Passenger Claims
Insurance companies are required to insure business who provides public services to passengers in case of accidents and if you have been affected as a passmmger on a bus or coach accident then you should be able to pursue compensation providing you never caused the accident. The duty of care whilst traveling with these companies plain and simply means that if you are injured whilst in their hands you can claim if they have been negligent. Say for example on a busy bus you have to stand in the centre isle and the bus driver performs an emergency brake operation causing you to violently hit your head on a hard seat object or bar or other passenger and suffer injuries as a result, then you may in these circumstances claim bus accident compensation or claim against the negligent driver or company by making a passenger injury claim.
As well as bus passenger and coach passenger accidents, other passenger negligence injury compensation claims can be pursued for:
• Passenger car accidents injuries
• Compensation when injured in Taxi passenger accidents
• Truck or van accidents as passengers i.e. recovery vehicles
• Motorcycle accidents as a passenger
• Passenger train accident injuries
• Passenger ferry accidents or commercial airline flight claims compensation
• Passenger cruise liner ship / boat accidents compensation
Passenger Claim Injury Process How Long?
If you have been injured on the road in the UK then the claim will be submitted via a claims portal to the vehicles insurance company. The company then has only fifteen days to respond to any claim notification submitted in which to accept or deny responsibility. This fast track claims process introduced in 2010 means those claimants for claims between £1000 and £10000 get cash compensation much quicker than in previous years.
In the case of accidents abroad, or on other non road modes of transport then it can be more complex and each case depends on circumstances and location to establish what jurisdiction and laws the accident falls under. Either way don’t delay, contacting us can put you in the right direction and get you on the road to compensation.
Common reasons for passenger accidents
• Driving at too higher speed.
• Driver awareness, not being vigilant and exercising duty of care to other road traffic users.
• Driving not fast enough or braking too late.
• Not leaving enough stopping distance between vehicles in front.
• Not looking at others traffic lights, road signs and notices.
• The condition or state of the vehicle.
• Poor road conditions.
If you have been involved in any car or vehicle accident in the past three years as a passenger and who has suffered personal injury as a result of the accident, you should deploy the essential services of passenger claim injury lawyer to file a claim as soon as possible.