Passengers can be severely injured in road traffic accidents, and it does not matter in what type of vehicle they are a passenger in. They could be in a car, a commercial vehicle, on a bus or on the back of a motorbike. All passengers are just as likely to be injured in accidents that were not their fault as the drivers, and they have the same rights to make a South Hams, no win no fee accident claim for compensation.
Passenger in the at fault vehicle? You can still make a South Hams, no win no fee accident claim
If you were a passenger in a vehicle that causes an accident, the accident would be the fault of the driver, and not yours. So if you have sustained injuries that needed medical attention in this way, some time in the last three years, you are entitled to make a South Hams, no win no fee accident claim.
If you were a passenger on a bus that crashed, it would not matter if your bus driver was at fault or not. The accident still would not be your fault, and you would still be able to make a South Hams, no win no fee accident claim.
If you were the pillion on the back of a motorbike, the same thing applies, just as it would for any injuries you sustained while the passenger in or on any other type of vehicle.
The injuries passengers can sustain
The injuries passengers sustain are just the same ones that drivers suffer from, and can include:
- Lost limbs
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Eye injuries
- Facial injuries
- Damage to joints
- Lost digits
- Internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Fatal injuries
On average, 5 people a day lose their lives on UK roads, and not all of these are drivers, this figure includes passengers and pedestrians.
Who you should be claiming your compensation from
This depends on who caused the accident, but if it was the driver of the car you were in, and this happens to be a friend or relative, do not let that sop you making a claim, and in fact they should encourage you to do so. The compensation does not come out of their pockets, but is settled by their motor insurance, and they pay for this as part of the premiums we all pay every year.
And do not feel sorry for the insurance companies, just think how many policies they sell every year that no claims are made against. This is why their profits are in the millions.
Making a compensation claim
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is the easiest way to make your compensation claim, as we will take all the stress and strain away from you, and make your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You can give us a call on 0800 689 0500 for free from your land line, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 5th November 2014