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Have you been injured as a Passenger in a Road Traffic Accident?

 

If you are a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone else, then usually you can make a compensation claim.  This is because, unlike the driver of a vehicle, passengers cannot be legally responsible or at fault for road traffic accidents in England and Wales.

There are various types of road vehicles that could be covered:

1.      A car

2.      A bus

3.      A motorbike where you were a pillion passenger

4.      A taxi

5.      A van.

TIP:  As a passenger, you are not legally responsible for the road traffic accident and therefore are not to blame for the accident.

 

What types of injuries can passengers claim for?

There are a whole range of many different types of injuries which can occur because of a road traffic accident and here are some examples:

  • Head injuries or Brain Injuries
  • Serious back injuries or neck injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Bruising to the face or scarring
  • Damage to the teeth or jaw
  • Whiplash
  • Fatal injuries
  • Psychological injuries

We can assist in obtaining rehabilitation for these injuries including physiotherapy and counselling to help you get better quicker.

What should I do next?

You may be worried about making a claim because of legal fees cost or because you do not know who will pay the compensation.  There is no need to worry because usually the responsible driver will be insured and so their insurers will pay most of your legal costs.  There is a common misconception that it is only the driver who can make a claim but this is simply not the case.

1.      You could make a claim against the Other driver’s insurers

2.       You could make a claim against the Car Driver’s Insurance Policy

3.      You could make a claim against both Drivers’ insurers.

TIP:  It is likely that the driver who has caused the accident is insured and will not personally pay your compensation.

Will it cost me a lot of money if I instruct a Solicitor to help me.

No, as most of your legal costs will be paid for by the driver’s insurers.

We are no win, no fee Solicitors.  A no win, no fee agreement is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.  You can enter into a no win, no fee agreement with us, as your personal injury solicitors.  This means that if your compensation claim is not successful you will not pay us anything for our service.  If you are successful, most of your legal costs will be paid for by your opponents.   However, we have a high success rate and only take on cases we know where we know we can be successful

TIP:    If you enter a no win, no fee agreement with us most of your basic legal costs will be recovered by the insurers of the driver responsible for your accident.  

 

Will I be in safe hands?

Our Founder and Principal Helen Grieves is not only a qualified Solicitor with many years’ experience acting exclusively for victims of accidents, she is also a member of the SRA personal injury Panel and is an APIL Senior Litigator.

TIP:    Instruct a Specialist Solicitor.

What do other people say about Grieves Solicitors?

Grieves Solicitors specialise exclusively in obtaining compensation for road traffic accident victims.  We are specialist in what we do and do not dabble in other areas of law.  With us you are in safe hands and if you instruct us you can be sure of an excellent result.  Do not just take our word for it but listen see what our clients say about us.

 

Don’t hesitate, call us today for a free, no obligation chat today about how we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.  What have you got to lose?  You may have much to gain ….