Can you make a car accident claim if you were injured on the road or as a passer-by?

Collisions can be caused in a huge number of ways and they account for most of the accidents that occur in the UK.

We act to work with claims in Derby as well as the rest of the UK and of course drivers are expected to have car insurance in place to make a vehicle road legal. You can choose fully comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party insurance which do give good cover for anyone who may be involved in an accident. Whilst some people don’t suffer a personal injury and only the car is damaged, others become a victim of injury and they are entitled to start a claim for compensation.

If a driver involved was negligent, you may have good reason to claim.

Can drivers make a claim for compensation?

If another party was responsible for an accident in which you received a personal injury, or in more serious cases a loved one was killed, you are entitled to make a claim against another driver.

There may, however, have been other reasons for the accident such as poorly-maintained roads or icy patches because the roads weren’t gritted. In this case a claim can be brought against the people or company responsible for looking after those roads.
Claims aren’t usually brought against pedestrians or cyclists who don’t possess insurance.

What if I was a passenger?

Personal injury claims can be made if you were a passenger in a vehicle. Where you have experienced injuries as a passenger, you are considered a blameless casualty. However you must have followed legal requirements also such as wearing your seatbelt. A child will have needed to be in a legally suitable child seat or booster seat and belted appropriately.

In summary if the law was not followed and this resulted in a personal injury then Accident Advice Helpline will look into your case to determine your entitlement to claim.

As experts in our field, whether you are looking at claims in Derby or further afield then our solicitors will talk to you about building a potential no-win no-fee* compensation claim.

Please feel free to call our experts on Accident Advice Helpline which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively you can contact us from your mobile: text “claim365” to 88010 or call 0333 500 0993.

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