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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

    Guide to passenger injury claims

    Assuming that an accident during which you obtained a passenger injury was not your fault, you may be able to claim passenger injury compensation following such an accident. As passengers typically have no or very little impact on the control of vehicles, this is obviously true in most cases involving a passenger injury.

    Making such a claim for compensation is, by the way, possible if you were injured by accident involving any one of the following modes of transport:

    • Aeroplanes
    • Boats
    • Buses
    • Motorbikes
    • Private cars
    • Taxis
    • Trains
    • Vans

    In other words, whichever vehicle you happened to be in or on when receiving an injury, you may be eligible for passenger injury compensation.

    What to do after road traffic accidents

    After a traffic accident, you should gather as much information as possible from everyone involved. This includes names and addresses, phone numbers, insurance details and vehicle registration numbers. Naturally, names and contact details of potential witnesses should also be secured.

    If you are able to do so, it also helps to take pictures of the scene, injuries received by you, damages to cars, and so on. If there is a possibility that road conditions may have contributed to the motoring accident, those conditions should also be recorded.

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    Seeking medical attention after traffic accidents

    Then, of course, you should seek immediate medical attention. Whiplash and some head injuries may not be immediately apparent, but can have serious consequences at a later date if not detected and dealt with as soon as possible.

    In addition, your medical report will be required as evidence of your injury. It’s extent and potential impact on your life should you decide to file a claim for personal injury compensation.

    Claiming for accident injury compensation

    In order to claim against a passenger injury, you should get legal assistance within 36 months of the accident. Naturally, the sooner you initiate a claim, the better your chances of receiving compensation quickly.

    Legal assistance can be obtained on a no win no fee* basis by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Calls are free, advisers are available for confidential case discussions 24/ 7 and your claim for compensation will be dealt with by lawyers with years of experience in passenger accident claims.

    Dealing with every aspect of your claim, these lawyers often ensure it is unnecessary for a claimant to attend court in order to get the compensation they deserve. Cases are dealt with in a swift and professional manner.

    Time frames and potential amounts of compensation differ from case to case, depending on circumstances, severity of injuries, and so on. It is therefore not possible to state in advance exactly how long a case will take or how much compensation will be payable.

    Date Published: November 1, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.