How to make a claim as a passenger in a road traffic accident!
Injuries to a passenger in a road traffic accident
As a passenger in a car accident, it can never be your fault for causing the accident and therefore you are able to make a claim.
Can I make a claim against a friend or family member?
Some people are hesitant to pursue a claim if the vehicle that they were in was being driven by a friend of the family. However important to remember that the compensation is paid from the driver’s insurance company and not from them.
Can I make a claim if the driver was drunk?
If you were unaware that the driver was over the limit, this will not have any effect on the compensation amount.
If you are aware when getting into the vehicle that the driver was drunk and they crash as a consequence, you may still be able to make a claim but the amount that you will obtain will be less than the full amount.
Can I make a claim if I have been injured on a bus?
If you have been injured as a passenger whilst travelling on a bus you could be eligible to make a claim. At Corries we have claimed for many injuries to passengers on busses.
- Whiplash caused due to a bus crash.
- Falls due to the bus breaking suddenly or pulling away too soon whilst you are exiting the vehicle.
- Head injuries are caused by banging your head off the seat in front of you.
Can I make a claim if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt?
If you’re injured in an accident and were not wearing a seatbelt, you may still be able to make a claim, but the amount of compensation that you could receive will be less.
How much will it cost to make a claim through Corries?
Corries Solicitors handle cycle accidents on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that you do not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful.
Our friendly experts are here to help you through the claims process
For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online
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