Few people imagine they will be in a road accident whenever they go out and about, no matter how they travel. You might think you would be at less risk if you don’t drive, but you might still travel as a passenger in a car or possibly even on a bus or a coach from time to time. As such there is still the possibility that you might be involved in an accident at some point, even though you won’t be behind the wheel.
Obviously there is a chance that the passengers in a vehicle can be injured just as the drivers can be. A lot will depend on how the accident happens and how serious it is. In any event there could be one or more injuries suffered by an individual in the vehicle.
You may already know this first-hand if you have been in an accident in the last three years. This is the period in which you must make a claim if you want to try and get road accident passenger compensation.
Could you be entitled to make a claim like this?
It all depends on the circumstances of the accident. The vital thing is to prove who was at fault for causing the incident in the first place. However, if you are a passenger you could technically prove the person driving the car you were travelling in was negligent in their actions. For example if they were speeding and crashed with you inside the vehicle and you were injured, they would have been negligent in causing your injuries to happen.
As you can see, this can all start getting very involved very quickly. As such you may think it would be a good idea to seek some expert help. This is particularly good to consider when you realise you will have bigger things on your mind, especially immediately following an accident.
What should you do next?
Even if your accident hasn’t occurred in the recent past, you may still have suffered injuries in a car accident in the last three years. This may mean you could claim road accident passenger compensation.
If you think this could be the case, call Accident Advice Helpline now. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and this is a 24/7 enquiry line provided completely free of charge. Make the most of it right now.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead