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Can I Make A Vehicle Passenger Compensation Claim?

On this page, you will find a guide consisting of advice and information on the process of making a personal injury claim for vehicle passenger compensation. Road traffic accidents are the most common of all accidents in the UK. Just because you are a passenger in a car does not mean you have fewer rights with regard to claiming compensation than the driver of a vehicle. This guide is aimed at passengers who have been injured in a car crash and need to claim compensation for their injuries.

Alternatively, if you would rather not read all of this guide and simply move on to making a compensation claim, you can call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today and we will help you to get the ball rolling.

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A Guide To Vehicle Passenger Compensation Claims

Vehicle passenger accident claims

Vehicle passenger accident claims

This guide to making personal injury claims for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident as a passenger is aimed at anyone who finds themselves in the position of needing to make such a claim. It aims to provide you with all the information and advice you need to understand the legal process that your legal team will follow on your behalf, whilst making a claim. You won’t find any kind of online personal injury claims calculator on this page, as we feel they are inaccurate, and often give claimants the wrong idea of the amount of damages they could claim. Although you will find a table that lists typical compensation amounts for a wide range of injuries. This guide includes information such as:

  • A discussion of the situation whereby a passenger was injured in a vehicle, but there was no collision with another vehicle, the driver of the passenger’s vehicle caused the accident.
  • Information on the rights of passengers to claim compensation for injuries sustained whilst travelling on some form of public transport.
  • Details of the rights of a passenger who was injured in a road traffic accident, where the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was not insured.
  • A step by step description of the process of making a claim for a passenger injury caused by a driver with no insurance.
  • A more detailed description of the rights that every passenger has with regard to claiming compensation for injuries caused in a road traffic accident in the UK.
  • Information on claiming compensation as a passenger who has suffered a whiplash injury in a car crash.
  • Taking the opposite view, we take a look at the rights of a driver who has caused an accident to a passenger, and whether they can be sued or not.
  • A detailed table which shows the level of compensation paid to passengers who have been injured in a road traffic accident, for a wide range of different injuries.
  • An introduction to the No Win No Fee road traffic accident claims service offered by Legal Expert to all residents of the UK, as well as the reason why we believe this is the very best service you can find for claiming compensation as a passenger.

Once you have finished going over this guide, if you still have unanswered questions, you can call us on the number at the bottom of this page and we will do our best to answer them.

Can I Claim If No Other Vehicles Were Involved?

If you are the passenger of a vehicle, and the driver has an accident, such as veering off the road due to driving too fast, then a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you to claim compensation. However, you must fulfil certain criteria in order to be able to usefully make a compensation claim. Including making sure that you begin your claim within the personal injury claims time limit of three years.

Legal Expert can help you claim if the driver of a car you were riding in has had an accident, and you were injured. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to find out how.

Can I Claim Vehicle Passenger Compensation From A Friend Or Family Member?

If you were injured as a passenger while riding in a car that was being driven by a family member, then you will be able to engage a personal injury solicitor to make a compensation claim. The fact that the driver was a member of your family makes no difference to the legal process of making a claim, as compensation is sought from the driver’s insurance company, not the driver themselves.

If you need to make a compensation claim for a car crash while riding as a passenger with a family member, Legal Expert can help. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page so we can help you start your claim today.

I Was injured As A Passenger On Public Transport, Can I Claim Compensation?

If you suffer an injury as a passenger in a vehicle accident, even if the vehicle in question is a bus, taxi, coach, minibus or some other form of public transport, then you will be able to claim compensation as a passenger in a car accident. You will be claiming against either the insurance company of the driver of the vehicle or the company which operates the public transport service.

Legal Expert has the experience and knowledge needed to pursue claims against large organisations such as bus companies, call us on the number at the bottom of this page so that we can help you.

Can I Claim Compensation As A Passenger If The Driver Was Uninsured?

When we look at passenger in a car accident rights, the situation becomes complicated if the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was uninsured. The answer to the question, are passengers covered by car insurance? is usually yes. So, what happens when there is no insurance company to claim from?

The UK Government operates a special organisation, called the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB), which is in place to compensate the victims of uninsured drivers. The MIB is funded by a small percentage of every insurance premium collected in the UK, being given to the organisation. So, in effect, when the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident has no insurance, then the MIB takes the place of the insurance company in the claims process.

Legal Expert has plenty of experience in making MIB claims, and we can help you make a successful claim, call us on the number at the bottom of the page to find out how.

What Happens If The Other Driver Was Not Insured

Part of the answer to the question, how much money can a passenger in a car accident get? is it depends on whether the driver of the car that caused the accident was insured or not. This answer leads to additional questions, such as can my passenger sue me personally if I caused an accident and I wasn’t insured?

The MIB carries compensation claims for victims of road traffic accidents that were caused by an uninsured driver. If you were the uninsured driver, then no claim will be made against you personally, you will, however, likely be prosecuted for driving without insurance.

When a passenger is injured by an uninsured driver, your legal team will know that they need to contact the MIB and not the driver’s insurance company. Legal Expert is well versed in such claims, so call us on the number at the bottom of this page so we can help you.

What Are passenger In A Car Accident Rights In The UK

Vehicle passanger accident claims statistics

Vehicle passanger accident claims statistics

 

Looking at the graph above, we can see that 46% of all road traffic accidents in the UK involve people travelling in a car. A percentage of these accidents will involve one or more passengers that will have been injured in the crash.

When it comes to claiming compensation for passenger in road accident, then it should be noted that passengers have exactly the same rights as drivers when it comes to claiming compensation. This stands true even if the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was uninsured. Passengers have the same rights of access to MIB claims as drivers.

Legal Expert can help you to make a compensation claim if you are a passenger that has been injured in a road traffic accident. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page so we can begin your claim today.

Can I Make A Passenger In Car Accident Whiplash Claim?

If you were a passenger in car accident whiplash is a very common medical condition that results from the force of the accident, causing the neck to whip forwards and backwards, causing potentially very serious damage.

A whiplash injury can range in severity from simply stiffness that will clear up in just a few days, all the way through to severe damage to the top of the spine, that could cause permanent damage. Making a claim for whiplash is something that every legal team that handles road traffic accident cases will make frequently.

You will need to get a medical opinion on your injury, and a full prognosis of your recovery, so that you can make a successful claim. Legal Expert can help with this, we can arrange for a local medical examination, call us on the number at the bottom of this page to find out more.

As A Driver Who Caused The Accident, Can My Passenger Sue Me?

If you are the driver who caused a car accident, and a passenger of either your own vehicle or one of the other vehicles involved in the accident is injured, then yes, the passenger in question can sue you.

The law is in place to protect all victims of a road traffic accident, drivers and passengers. If you caused the accident, then every victim of the accident has a legal right to be able to sue you for damages.

If you have caused a road traffic accident, and your passenger is attempting to sue you, then Legal Expert might be able to help in your defence. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to find out how.

What Is Included Average Settlement For Passenger In Car Accident?

Part of the answer to the question, how much is the average payout for whiplash? is it depends on the types of damages you can claim as part of your settlement. Whether you are claiming against the driver’s insurance company, or the MIB as an injured passenger in a car accident without insurance, the types of damages you can claim will be the same, they include:

  • General damages – into this category fits all of the aspects of your injury that are physical in nature. So, this means the initial pain of the injury and accident, as well as pain during treatment, phycological trauma and damage, as well as compensation for any long-term effects of the injury or permanent disabilities.
  • Special damages – into this category fits all the aspects of your injury that are non-physical in nature. So, this means out of pocket expenses such as travel costs and medical fees, as well as lost income both current and future, as well as any other ad-hoc financial losses.

To find out what types of damages you might be able to claim as part of your settlement, call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this page.

Calculating The Average Settlement For Passenger In Car Accident Claims

It is very difficult to give an idea of the average settlement for passenger in car accident, as every claim is different. The table below gives a fairly accurate indication of compensation amounts for a range of injuries:

Injury TypeHow Severe?CompensationInformation
ThumbFrom minor up to severeUp to £48,080This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of a thumb.
ToeFrom moderate to severeUp to £49,180This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of every toe.
AnkleFrom minor up to severeUp to £61,110This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of use of the ankle.
FootFrom minor up to very severeUp to £96,150This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of a foot.
LegFrom minor up to severeUp to £119,210This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of use or amputation of a leg.
NeckFrom minor up to severeUp to £130,060This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to a permanent neck disability.
BackFrom minor up to severeUp to £141,150This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to a permanent back disability.
HandFrom minor up to SeriousUp to £54,280This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of use or amputation of a hand.
WristFrom minor up to severeUp to £4,160This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of use of the wrist.
ArmModerate to severeUp to £114,810This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of use or amputation of an arm.
FingerMinor to severeUp to £21,910This covers everything from minor injuries such as damage to the soft tissue, cuts and burns, all the way up to the loss of every finger.

For a more accurate estimate of how much you might claim as a passenger injured in a road traffic accident, call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this page.

No Win No Fee Vehicle Passenger Compensation Claims

Legal Expert offers our No Win No Fee road traffic accident claims service to all residents of the UK. This is a financially risk-free way for passengers who have been injured in a car crash, to make claim for damages against either the driver’s insurance company or the MIB.

Under this kind of agreement, there is no charge to start a claim, no charge as we pursue your claim, and no charge if we fail to win damages on your behalf. The only time you pay is when you receive a compensation payout.

Why Claimants Use Legal Expert

Legal Expert has a wealth of experience in claiming the maximum level of compensation for passengers who have been injured in a road traffic accident, and we can do exactly the same for you.

We keep you regularly updated about the status of your claim, using plain English and not legal speak. Any questions you may have will be answered, and we will do all we can to make sure you have the best chance of making a successful claim.

Call us on the number at the bottom of this page to begin your claim for compensation as a passenger injured in a road traffic accident today.

How To Get In Contact With Us

Are you a passenger that was injured in a car accident? If so, are you ready to begin a compensation claim? If you are, then please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today. We will ask some questions about your case, then give you some free legal advice on what you should do next.

Useful Links

At this link, you will find a full guide to making compensation claims for road traffic accidents, for passengers and drivers:

A guide to claiming for road traffic accidents

At this link, you will find a full guide to making compensation claims for road traffic accidents caused by a drunk driver, for passengers and drivers:

A guide to claiming for road traffic accidents caused by drunk driving

At this link, you will find the website of the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB):

Motor Insurers Bureau website

At this link, you will find UK Government published statistics relating to road traffic accidents in the UK:

UK Government statistics on road traffic accidents

At this link, you will find information on the cause and treatment of whiplash injuries published by the NHS in the UK:

NHS information about whiplash injuries

If you have any other questions about making a vehicle passenger compensation claim, please get in touch.

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