It is not only the driver of a car that is able to claim compensation because passengers are also able to get compensation for road traffic accidents in Durness. Accident Advice Helpline will be able to assist you to get the compensation that you are entitled to following the accident that you have had. As the passenger of a vehicle you can get compensation even if the driver of the vehicle that you were in was at fault for the accident.
Claiming compensation when a family member of friend has been driving
Research has shown that people are less likely to claim compensation if a friend of family was driving the car because they do not want to be out of pocket. The amount of compensation that you get can help your recovery as it could allow you to have valuable time off work to recover rather than trying to work whilst injured, which can make the injuries a lot worse. When you claim compensation the driver will not personally pay compensation because as long as they are correctly insured the insurance company will pay the compensation.
Can I claim for road traffic accidents in Durness
It is even possible to get compensation for accidents where the driver was not insured. It is a legal requirement to have insurance for driving however there is still some people driving around without the correct insurance. If the driver of the vehicle that was at fault does not have insurance it is still possible to get compensation but it would need to be claimed from the Bureau of Motor Insurers. This bureau is a company that has been set up in order to ensure that victims of accidents are not left out of pocket due to the negligence of someone else. This company will also take responsibility for compensation for accidents where the other driver has fled the scene or if the other driver cannot be traced for whatever reason.
Compensation claims with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured whilst being a passenger on public transport then you will be able to claim compensation as the driver has a duty of care towards the passengers that he carries. You will be able to make a claim for a number of different accidents including public transport and these include collisions with other vehicles, falls due to erratic driving or in the case of buses if the driver pulls away when you are getting on or off the bus and this causes you to fall.
Making your case for compensation
Accident Advice Helpline have trained advisors who can tell you if you are able yo make a claim or not. You just need to call them and tell them about your accident. You can call free on 0800 689 0500 or call from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown