Been injured in a road traffic accident as a passenger that was caused by the negligence of the person driving the car you were travelling in?
Then you might well be in a position to take Wrexham car accident action against the driver and his or her insurer.
This may be the case regardless of your relationship to the driver concerned. As long as you had no part in causing the incident, you could well be in line for a pay-out.
Passenger injuries and Wrexham car accident solicitors
It will be worth bearing in mind that any pay-out you might be entitled to could be cut if you knowingly got into a vehicle with somebody you knew to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You might also experience problems making a Wrexham car accident claim if it could be proved that you travelled in a vehicle knowing that it was not in a roadworthy condition.
Over and above these quite particular circumstances, the behaviour of the person driving the car will be pretty much outside of your control. You might even be entitled to compensation if the driver was doing something illegal at the time of the accident, such as texting or using a smartphone without being on hands-free.
Typically, the company providing insurance for the car you were travelling in would meet any compensation you were entitled to, bar any excess the driver was expected to pay, but it will be worth bearing in mind that the driver would almost certainly lose any no-claims bonus he or she had and would likely see his or her insurance costs rise. Nevertheless, this should not be a reason for you not to take action.
It will also be worth considering that taking action could well damage your relationship with the driver who caused the accident. If this was to happen, the best you could do is explain why you are taking Wrexham car accident action. It would be most likely that the driver would have done damage to his or her car and possibly somebody else’s, so no-claims bonuses and excess charges shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
Call the experts
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault while travelling in a vehicle as a passenger and would like to look into taking some form of Wrexham car accident action, it will be a very good idea to call a top-notch no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline on one of the numbers at the top of this page.
Calls are free of charge and lines are open around the clock, so you can call right now.
Call our friendly team now on: 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone if you’d like to discuss your claiming options.
Date Published: 7th June 2014
Author: David Brown