When it comes to staying safe from road accidents, the onus is generally on the driver of the vehicle to keep their passengers safe, meaning that if an accident does occur then it will be put down to the fault of the driver.
However, as a driver you may be able to make road accident claims in Erewash against your passengers if you feel that it was their fault that you had an accident or were injured. Here are some of the ways that you could make a compensation claim against a passenger after you have had a road accident.
If they were distracting you
One of the ways in which a passenger can easily cause a road accident is if they are distracting you when you are trying to drive. Although it is the driver’s job to make sure that they are driving carefully and cautiously, it is also the passengers job to allow the driver to pay attention to the road and their driving.
Passengers should stay still and quiet when they are in the car, and let the driver take the lead on any conversation. If they do cause a distraction and this causes an accident, you may be able to claim against them.
If they were not wearing a seatbelt
If the accident was caused by another person, and not your passenger, you may still be able to claim compensation from your passenger if they were not wearing a seatbelt and the force of the accident caused them to injure you. It is against the law to be in a moving vehicle without wearing a seatbelt, so injuries caused by a passenger who was not obeying the law should be easy enough to claim compensation for.
Making road accident claims in Erewash
If you decide that you do want to make road accident claims in Erewash because you have enough evidence against your passenger, the next step is to find an experienced injury lawyer.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims and works with experienced and dedicated injury lawyers who can work with you and on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about your claim and make a start on the claims process. Your lawyer will keep you updated as your claim progresses, so that you don’t need to chase it up, and you may not have to go to court.
Date Published: 16th May 2015
Author: David Brown