If you are the driver of a car which is involved in an accident, it is generally accepted that it is most likely that you have caused the accident and any injuries sustained because of it. If you do cause an accident and people are injured, and you live in Tendring, then your insurance company may be liable to pay out on a car crash claim in Tendring.
However, it is possible for passengers to be at fault for a road accident, and if this is the case and you have been injured as well, you may actually be able to make a claim against the people that you were travelling in the car with. Here are some of the ways that your passengers may cause accidents.
Moving around in the car too much
Try to ensure that your passengers are sitting down and wearing their seatbelts at all times. If a passenger is moving around the car too much then this may be a distraction for you, and may also be a distraction for the drivers of any other cars on the road. If a passenger refuses to sit down and wear their seatbelt, you are within your rights and the law to pull over and refuse to drive any further.
Being too loud
Not only do you have to be able to see the road when you are driving, you also need to be able to hear it, so that you can listen out for any approaching sirens or other dangers. Passengers who are being very noisy could easily cause you to have an accident if you don’t hear a potential hazard before it is almost on top of you. Ask your passengers to sit quietly or at least to talk at a normal speaking level when they are in the car with you, and if they do cause an accident you should be able to make a compensation claim against them.
Make a car crash claim in Tendring with Accident advice Helpine
Call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline now to find out if you can make a car crash claim in Tendring for your injuries. You can call or text us at any time for expert claims’ advice. Although our phone lines are always open, sometimes our staff are busy and unable to answer the phone. If that is the case when you ring us, leave a message so that we can call you back.
Call us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from landlines. if you call us from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993.
If you prefer, we will call you to discuss your potential claim is you send us the text message “claim365” to 88010.
Don’t delay, call us today for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 5th May 2015
Author: David Brown