According to the Department of Transport, an average of 468 road casualties and 5 fatalities are reported every day in the UK. In 44% of the road fatalities, the victims are in a car.*
Our leading car accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a car contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee car accident claims solicitors
Most of our car accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Passenger in a car accident explained
Even minor accidents can leave you with long-term injuries such as whiplash. As a passenger in a car, your injury is usually due to someone else's negligence. That’s why you should talk to a personal injury claims solicitor.
We can also help you with difficult cases such as an accident involving an uninsured driver.
Unfortunately, not all victims are lucky enough to recover from a car accident. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal road accident, we are here to help you claim compensation on behalf of your friend or family member.
Most common causes and types of car accidents
If your accident happened due to the driver’s negligence, we will claim for compensation from their insurance. However, there are all kinds of scenarios that can cause a car accident:
- From careless driving: where other road users are inattentive or fail to see you, then back up, collide or change lanes without warning
- By hitting potholes: where a local council has failed to keep the road in a good condition
- From spillages: diesel and oil can create slippery road conditions that can catch cars out and lead to accidents
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
- Whiplash injury claim
- Broken arm claims
- Broken leg claims
- Cuts and laceration claims
- Torn and strained muscles
- Back and spinal injuries
For more information about the different types of injuries, have a look at this article.
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured in a car accident, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
I have been involved in a car accident as a passenger but failed to wear a seat belt at the time. Can I still claim for compensation?
It’s worth bearing in mind that while the law says you must wear a seat belt in any car, the accident itself still happened due to someone else’s negligence. In these cases, you may still be able to claim compensation for your injuries even if you were partly at fault. Read more on common injuries caused by car accidents.
How much compensation can I claim?
Obviously, the level of compensation you can claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. If your accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online car accident claims calculator.