Passenger Accident Claims

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Passenger Accident Claims

Drivers owe a duty of care to their passengers, so if you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation, even if it was the driver of the vehicle you were traveling in who was at fault.

Whether it was your own driver or another road user at fault, claiming compensation is often the only way to fund the support you need to deal with the consequences of the crash. Compensation can be used to pay for private medical treatment, physiotherapy, counselling and other types of treatment, as well as replacing lost income and covering other unavoidable costs.

Such claims can be complex, however, especially when there is substantial compensation at stake, or questions over who was responsible for the crash. It is therefore essential to have specialist legal guidance from the outset, so your claim can be put together in the right way, giving you the best chance of a fair outcome.

IBB Claims personal injury lawyers can support you with all types of passenger injury claims, including high value, complex claims related to serious injuries. Your wellbeing is at the core of our service. We offer friendly, compassionate support combined with clear, pragmatic advice, making the claims process easier on you while maximising your chances of a fair settlement.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Law in recognition of our expertise in this area. Our lawyers have also been recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two leading client guides to the legal profession, for our expert skill of personal injury claims.

Our road traffic accident lawyers offer a free initial consultation for all serious injury claims. This gives you the opportunity to tell us all about your situation, so we can give an honest assessment of whether we think your claim is worth pursuing.

We represent most of our clients on a no-win no-fee agreement basis, meaning there is normally no upfront cost to start a passenger accident compensation claim with IBB.  

To start a passenger injury compensation claim, call us today on 0333 323 1640, email enquiries@ibbclaims.co.uk or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.

 

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Our expertise in passenger compensation claims

Our road traffic accident lawyers are able to help people all over England and Wales to claim compensation if they have been injured as a passenger in a car accident.

We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients in relation to issues such as:

To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.

How we handle passenger accident compensation claims

If your passenger injury claim is valued between £1,000-£25,000, we can often secure an out-of-court settlement within a matter of months by using the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents.

For higher value and more complex claims, the process will be slightly different and typically takes longer. Even so, our experienced road traffic accident lawyers can usually reach a fair settlement through negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, allowing you to avoid the need for a court hearing.

However, where court action is required, we have the experience and expertise needed to effectively represent you and achieve the best available outcome. We have a strong track record of success pursuing passenger accident claims through the courts, resulting in substantial damages for our clients.

Our no win no fee passenger injury claims service

Your ability to claim compensation when injured in a road traffic accident should never depend on your financial situation. We offer no win, no fee passenger accident claims, so there is no upfront cost or financial risk in starting a claim.

More properly known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, this type of funding arrangement means you will only have to contribute to our legal costs if your claim is successful. Our fees will be based on a percentage of some of the compenation secured, so the cost of a claim will always be proportionate to the settlement you receive.

We will make the likely cost of a passenger accident claim clear from the outset, by providing a transparent breakdown of how our fees will be calculated and any other expenses that are normally involved. That way, you will be able to make a fully informed decision about moving forward with your claim.

To find out more about starting a no win, no fee passenger accident claim, please speak to a member of our team now.

How much can a passenger claim for injuries caused by a car accident?

The value of a passenger injury claim will depend on various factors, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • How those injuries are affecting your life
  • Any specific costs you have incurred as a result of your injuries
  • The level of liability the defendant admits to or is found to have by a judge

You can typically claim two types of damages for injuries sustained as a passenger in a road traffic accident:

Financial Losses and Expenses – For specific financial losses.  This includes things such as paying for private treatment and care, as well as lost income due to having to take time off work and not able to return to work, or perhaps not able to command the same level of income enjoyed before the incident.

General Compensation – For non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.  

Our passenger accident claims lawyers will provide a realistic estimate of your claim’s likely value at the earliest opportunity, giving you a clear idea of how much compensation you may be able to achieve.

How long do you have to claim compensation if you were injured as a passenger in a car accident?

You will usually need to bring a claim within 3 years of the accident occurring.

However, the time limit may be different depending on the circumstances, so we always recommend getting in touch with our expert personal injuries lawyers so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to claim.

Examples of situations where different times limits may apply include:

If the passenger was under 18 – Then their parents or guardians will usually have until they turn 18 to make a claim for them. If this is not done, the injured party will be able to bring their own claim once they turn 18, with a final deadline of their 21st birthday.

If the passenger has been left without the mental capacity to make a claim – Then there is usually no time limit for someone else to make a claim for them.

If the passenger died as a result of their injuries – The representatives of their estate will normally have 3 years from the date of death to bring a claim.

Can passengers claim compensation for a hit and run accident?

If you were a passenger injured in a hit and run accident or where the responsible party was an uninsured driver, you may be able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

We will be happy to advise you on whether you may be eligible to make a claim through the MIB and guide you through the process of doing so where required.

Get in touch with our expert passenger accident claims solicitors today

To arrange your free consultation on starting a passenger injury compensation claim, please call us on 0333 323 1640, email us at enquiries@ibbclaims.co.uk or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.

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