Have you been a passenger in a car accident?
If you have been hurt as a passenger in a car accident, you may want to pursue the person responsible and make a claim for compensation against them. Although it’s not always easy to prove who or what caused your injuries, when a car accident takes place often it’s possible to establish who is legally responsible for the harm you suffered.
If you want to make a claim for injuries you suffered as a passenger in a car accident, you will need to show that you weren’t responsible for your injuries. One way to do this is to highlight who or what else caused your injuries, so it can be crucially important to establish who caused the incident if you want to make a successful claim for your injuries.
When more serious road traffic accidents occur, the police and emergency services often spend a lot of time and money to find out exactly what happened and what caused the incident. In some cases, tests may even be carried out to find out whether the incident was caused by mechanical failure, an electrical fault with the vehicle or driver error.
If this type of investigation takes place following the incident, it can often be used as evidence to prove who was responsible for the injuries you suffered as a passenger in a car accident, and your personal injury lawyers could use this to help support your claim.
However, due to the number of resources that are required to complete this type of investigation, they aren’t always carried out, particularly if the incident was less serious. If there was no investigation following the incident, don’t worry, as it is often still possible to tell who was responsible for injuries which occurred.
In some cases, the positioning of the vehicles may give an indication as to how you suffered injuries as a passenger in a car accident, and in others CCTV may have even recorded the collision, which could shed light on who was responsible.
If you’re been hurt as a passenger in a car accident, and you know you weren’t responsible for the incident, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim for compensation? We even offer free no-obligation advice, so it’s easy to find out everything you need to know without paying a penny!
Our dedicated team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can contact us whenever you need to and we’re always on hand to help. To find out more, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile, to get your claim started as quickly as possible.
Date Published: 1st March 2014