If you are unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident that was not your fault and suffered any kind of injury, then you may be entitled to No Win No Fee car accident compensation through Michael Lewin Solicitors.
- No Win, No Fee available
- You can claim up to 3 years after an accident
- Dedicated and highly skilled claims team will deal with your case
- High success rate for clients
- National coverage
Car Accident Claims
To help you further we offer a free initial consultation service, so contact us first for a chat, and one of our accident solicitors will be able to give you the best advice and might be able to give you an idea of how much your claim is worth.
Can a passenger claim compensation for an accident?
It is wrongly assumed by many that compensation is only paid out to owners of vehicles or drivers involved in accidents, this is not the case; you have the legal right to seek compensation if you were any way involved in a road accident, but were not responsible.
This could include:
- Being the passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a road traffic accident
- A pedestrian struck my any moving vehicle
- A motorcyclist involved in a collision with any another vehicle
- A cyclist being hit by a car
Compensation Claims for Passengers
In a road accident, it doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you were a passenger in, you could have been in a car, motorbike, public transport or taxi, if someone else negligence led to you been injured then you have a valid claim for compensation.
Usually the passenger in any road accident is the innocent party, but the injuries suffered as a passenger can be severe, which is why we will fight hard for your claim.
If you have been injured in a road accident as a passenger you should be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. To find out more and to get free advice from our legal team, get in touch with us today.
Injuries suffered by Passengers in Road Accidents
Unfortunately as a purely innocent party the injuries suffered by a passenger can be just as severe as the Driver of the vehicle. Injures can range from whiplash to cuts and bruises, broken bones and more severe injuries like spinal and brand injuries, burns and amputations. Unfortunately some road accidents can also lead to fatal injuries for passengers.
Obviously the law expects passengers to do as much as they can to help prevent accidents and injuries (i.e. wear seat belts, relevant protective clothing and equipment if on a motorbike etc.) and not to distract the driver or rider; but failure to undertake any of this does not mean that you may not be able to get compensation.
Car Accident Compensation Claim Advice
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident then get them to contact us as soon as possible, we will be able to advise whether there is a compensation claim that we can pursue and what the likely compensation amount could be.
Helping car accident victims
Not only are we dedicated to providing the best possible service to our clients and the best compensation, we also support numerous road traffic charities and campaigns.
We support Brake and are proud of the hard work they put in campaigning for improved road safety, we also support RoadPeace and their work in helping to put families impacted by road incident back together again.
You will also see us campaigning through Road Safety Week and other road safety campaigns and events.
Yes! You have a right to claim compensation for an injury that has been caused by someone else. You may not have been driving but the injuries suffered by a passenger can be just as painful as those suffered by a driver.
The right to claim compensation for road traffic accidents extends beyond being the driver of a vehicle and compensation can even be claimed if you are one of the following:
- A pedestrian who is struck by a moving vehicle.
- A cyclist that is hit by a car.
- A motorcyclist involved in an accident with another vehicle.
No, compensation is assessed in the same way regardless of your position in the vehicle. Compensation is assessed by the severity and duration of your injuries.
Your claim for compensation will be made against the driver who is considered responsible for causing your accident. If there are multiple cars involved in your accident and more than one driver is considered responsible, each of the responsible drivers will be required to compensate you and your claim will be divided between them.
If you were a passenger in an uninsured vehicle and the driver of that vehicle is considered responsible for your accident, you can still make a claim for compensation if you were unaware that the driver was uninsured.
In cases like these the Motor Insurers Bureau will deal with your claim however they will not accept your claim if you knew or ought to have known that there was no valid insurance.
As well as your injuries your claim could also include:
- The cost of any treatment you have had to pay for yourself e.g. physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment
- Loss of earnings if you were not able to work or had to reduce your hours after the accident and
- The cost of any items that were damaged in an accident and need repairing and replacing
- Any prescription charges or painkillers you have purchased as a result of your injuries
This is not an exhaustive list and if you have had a road traffic accident and would like to find out more about what you could claim for, please contact one of our specialist advisors.