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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

    Compensation for hospitalised car passengers

    It’s likely that at some point or another, you’ve been a passenger in another vehicle, whether you regularly hitch a lift to work, occasionally ride in a car with friends to go shopping or even take a taxi to your destination.

    As a car passenger, your safety is probably the last thing on your mind, but if you’re in a car with a dangerous driver, you’re at risk of being injured, should they crash.

    Hospitalised car passengers could have been seriously injured in a car crash – here are a few examples of the types of injury which could be sustained:

    • Broken bones
    • Lacerations, minor cuts and bruises
    • Head injuries
    • Whiplash
    • Shock
    • Spinal injuries
    • Crush injuries
    • Burns (if the vehicle catches on fire)
    • Facial injuries

    Some of these injuries could be life-threatening, and you may be left dealing with ongoing symptoms or issues after your accident. Hospitalised car passengers may make a full recovery, or could need further treatment and physiotherapy to rehabilitate them after an accident.

    Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim personal injury compensation, and we could help you. Find out right now how much you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website.

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    A service you can trust

    Claiming personal injury compensation isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, but if the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in as a passenger – or the driver of the other vehicle – caused a collision which has left you injured, you’re entitled to make a claim.

    You want to work with a personal injury lawyer you can trust, and here at Accident Advice Helpline, our lawyers have 15 years’ industry experience – we’ve also been highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen. You can trust us to get you the compensation you deserve, and we work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.

    Three years to claim

    Don’t sit around wondering, “What if…”, get in touch today and find out if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, and if you miss the deadline, you could miss out.

    Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more – our expert personal injury advisors are here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice. Remember, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, but if you don’t contact us within three years of your accident, we won’t be able to help you.

    Date Published: June 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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