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Injury as a Passenger in a Car Accident

If you are travelling as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle and are involved in an road traffic accident then you may be able to claim compensation for any personal injury you suffer and related financial losses from the driver responsible. There can be different issues involved depending on which driver is at fault. 

Our specialist Personal Injury Solicitors are on hand to advise you on what you need to do if you have been a passenger in a road accident that was not your fault.

Driver at fault

You may have grounds for a compensation claim whether the accident was the fault of the driver of another vehicle or the driver of the vehicle you were in.

If possible, try to obtain as much information about the responsible party as you can, including their name and address together with their vehicle and insurance details.

It can also be helpful to note down the names and contact details of any witnesses who can confirm the accident circumstances. Photographs taken at the scene are also useful in showing any vehicle or property damage and the road position of any vehicles involved.

There are occasions where the collision may be the fault of the driver of the vehicle in which you are travelling. In such cases, you can pursue a compensation claim against that driver as your safety on the road is their responsibility, for example if they collide with another vehicle at traffic lights.

You may feel concerned about raising a claim against someone you know but our specialist Personal Injury solicitors will help to address any concerns you may have and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How can Thorntons help?

Thorntons’ friendly and experienced Personal Injury team are here to help you through this worrying and often confusing time. We are specialist Personal Injury Solicitors who can guide you easily through the process of making a claim for personal injury compensation because of your involvement in a car accident when travelling as a passenger. Usually, we deal with these types of cases on a no win, no fee basis so that you have no financial risk in pursuing the claim and to help make the process as worry free as possible for you.

You can start your claim today by calling us free on 0800 731 8434 or complete our enquiry form. We will talk through your situation, answer any questions you may have and advise you if you can make a accident compensation claim. Our discussion will be confidential and you are under no obligation to make a claim. You can also take a look at our Claims Calculator to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to.