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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can you claim if you were a passenger in a car accident?


    We are often asked whether it is possible for passengers hurt in motoring accidents to claim for compensation. The answer to this question is simple. If you were injured as a passenger in a car accident, you can make a passenger injury compensation claim to cover your losses and injuries.

    Hurt as a passenger in a car accident

    Passenger injuries can range from minor scrapes, bruises or whiplash to life-changing, even fatal, head and spinal injuries. In addition to physical pain and suffering, such injuries may also cause serious psychological and emotional problems and financial hardship. Passenger injury compensation will take all these factors into consideration.

    Other incidents

    In addition to claiming as a passenger in a car accident, you can also make a claim if you were injured as a passenger in a taxi, bus, train or plane. Either way, you would claim against the individual or authority responsible for causing your accident.

    Who was to blame?

    This means it is essential to determine who was responsible for the accident that caused your personal injury. This could, for instance, be:

    • The driver or pilot of the vehicle you were in
    • Another road user (in case of car, taxi or bus accidents)
    • A person who caused a train accident or plane crash in some way
    • The person or authority responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle
    • The authority responsible for the maintenance of signals, etc.

    If a road accident was caused by a defect in a new vehicle, for example, the manufacturer or retailer of the vehicle may also be held liable.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    Thanks to our experience as a long-established law firm dealing with passenger and travel accident claims, we can help you establish who was responsible for your injuries. Handling most cases over the phone, our in-house solicitors can also ensure you get the compensation owed to you fast.

    How much to expect

    Cases can vary significantly, as can outcomes of compensation claims. We can therefore not tell you exactly how much compensation you will get or how long it will take to settle your claim. Any predictions we may make concerning time frames and/or amounts will be estimations based on previous cases only and cannot be guaranteed.

    Call us

    If you believe you may have a claim as a passenger in a car accident call now. Phone 0800 689 0500 (from a UK landline) or 0333 500 0993 (using a mobile). Speak to one of our sympathetic advisors now.

    Date Published: March 8, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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