If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident as a passenger and have been injured, you could be eligible to receive compensation. Passengers in RTA’s often suffer injuries, such as whiplash, yet rarely realise that they may be able to claim damages for personal injuries and to cover medical fees or household bills incurred during a period spent out of work.
In most instances a claim will be lodged against another road user, however, it is important to remember that in some compensation cases the party at fault may well be the driver of the car in which you were travelling – even if the person responsible is a family member or friend. For instance:
- Bob is driving Christie to the local supermarket; the route requires him to travel down a narrow country lane.
- There are no other cars around and it has been raining. When Bob takes a sharp corner at high speed he loses control and skids off the road into a tree.
- Bob and Christie are taken to hospital where Christie is informed she is suffering from whiplash and a minor back injury.
- Because no other car was involved, Christie initially believes she has no claim, but when she makes a call to Alkers ,our specialist lawyers inform her that she can may have a case against Bob, via his insurers.
If you were a passenger in a recent road accident and sustained an injury, you could have a valid claim for compensation. Get in touch with one of our specialist solicitors today for more information.
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