It is very rare for passengers involved in road traffic accidents to be liable, even in part, for their personal injuries. As such, if you have suffered personal injury as a passenger in a car accident you should be able to claim full compensation.
In the vast majority of car passenger accident claims, the insurance company of the at-fault driver will pay the appropriate amount of compensation. However, if that person was uninsured or an untraceable “hit and run” driver, a personal injury solicitor can help you claim through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
It may sometimes seem difficult to claim compensation against a friend or family member’s insurance cover. However, the reality is that in many situations making such a claim may be an unavoidable reality.
It is worth remembering that claiming is your legal right and can usually be done without damaging your personal or familial relationship, particularly if you have a skilled and sensitive lawyer handling your claim.
Furthermore, it is very unlikely that your family member or friend will be left out-of-pocket as a direct result of your claim, although his or her negligent driving may result in a higher insurance premium or the loss of a no-claims bonus.
Exhilarating as travelling pillion may be, pillion passengers are a particularly vulnerable road user. If you have sustained injuries in a passenger accident while riding pillion, you can claim compensation against the insurance policy of the road user responsible for causing the incident.
Buses may be, in statistical terms, one of the safest modes of road transport. However, it is relatively common for passengers to suffer mild injuries in bus accidents, whether they have been thrown forward as a result of sudden stopping, been thrown from a seat or slipped or tripped on a stair or slippery surface.
All bus companies have liability insurance policies in place to meet the needs of people who have been injured in the above circumstances.
Since its creation in 1966, George Ide has helped secure millions of pounds in compensation for its personal injury clients, and over that time has forged a reputation as one of the leading firms in the region.
Our service is sensitive, provided in plain English, and flexibly priced – various funding options are available.
Not only do we strive to obtain financial security for our claimants, but we always try to attain a settlement which will assist their road to recovery by providing medical treatments and therapy through expert case management services.
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