Everyone has the right to be safe on the road; especially if you are a cautious driver who does not put others at risk. If you are hurt in a road accident you are entitled to hold the person at fault responsible. This means that, if you have taken all reasonable precautions to be safe in your vehicle or another’s vehicle, then a third party could be held legally liable to pay you personal injury compensation.
When you are hurt in a road accident
Road accidents tend to be common on motorways due to the high speeds driven, but they are also common on the road, in highly populated areas and in areas of high congestion. They can also occur in country roads rather frequently. However, no matter where you were at the time of your road accident, you may still have a claim if you were not the one at fault. Unfortunately, many drivers are not as cautious as they ought to be and they may cause accidents because of this. If you were hurt in a road accident, it is your right to make a claim as it is your right to be safe while on the road. Accident Advice Helpline is manned by a team of fully trained advisers who can help you work out how much you may be able to claim.
On public transport
The drivers of public transport should be fully qualified to drive their vehicle, meaning that they have a responsibility to keep you as safe as they possibly can. They have a duty of care to the passenger which means that, if they are in any way negligent, the company may be responsible. Of course, this depends on the accident, the driver of the vehicle you are travelling in could also be held responsible. As a passenger, you have a right to be safely transported to your destination and remain free from harm. If you are hurt in a road accident while travelling on public transport, you can still make a claim.
As always, we operate on a no win, no fee* basis which means that our adviser helpline is free for you to call. Many are deterred from picking up the phone as they are not aware that there is no charge unless you decide to pursue your claim and we win a monetary award for you. We will take our fee from this so there is no need to worry about upfront charges if you were hurt in a road accident that was not your fault.
Date Published: September 24, 2013
Author: David Brown