How to claim on insurance after car accident being a passenger
If you are a passenger in a car and you have been injured due to the careless actions of the driver, Car Call UK and our partners can arrange legal assistance for you if you wish to claim compensation for your injuries.
We have helped thousands of people get the compensation they deserve following road traffic accidents. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you could be entitled to claim compensation ranging from several hundred pounds to many thousands.
The driver of any vehicle that carries passengers has a ‘duty of care’ to ensure that the people in the vehicle are transported safely to their destination. This means that should they put their passengers in danger by driving carelessly, they will be responsible for the consequences.
The solicitors we work with will provide you with the specialist help and support you need to pursue a compensation claim from the insurer of the driver responsible for the accident.
How is the compensation amount calculated?
The solicitors we work with will discuss the circumstances of the accident, your injuries and how they are affecting you.
A medical report is also likely to be needed from the hospital you attended or your GP.
From this information, a settlement will be sought from the driver’s insurer on your behalf.
The following factors will be considered: -
The discomfort you suffered at the time of the accident and your type of injury
How the injury is likely to impact on your life in the short/long term
Whether you may require specialist treatment or therapies to help with your recovery
Whether the injury could lead to a permanent disability
Costs of medical aids or equipment you may need
Any assisted living modifications you may need to your home
The cost of adaptions to a motor vehicle and mobility aid requirements
The recovery of lost earnings if you are unable to work
If the driver of your vehicle was clearly at-fault, it is very unlikely that you will need to go to court to secure your compensation settlement.
Your appointed solicitor will keep you informed at every stage of the process and ensure that the settlement awarded is in your best interests.
They can send a representative to your home to help you complete the necessary documents and you can of course ask any questions you may have.
To start your passenger injury compensation claim call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.
Any policyholder can use this service, and it is your legal right to choose who repairs your vehicle. All assistance offered and information given on this page is provided by Car Call UK and its partners , no association or affiliation to any particular insurer is intended in any way, and your statutory rights are unaffected.