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PASSENGER INJURY CLAIM SOLICITORS - ACCIDENT COMPENSATION LAWYERS

LEGAL HELPLINE: ☎ 0844 414 1982

Our passenger injury claim solicitors represent the victims of negligent drivers throughout the United Kingdom. Our layers operate the risk free no win no fee scheme. You do not have to fund or finance your legal action in advance and provided the negligent driver has been identified, compensation is paid in full. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.

Guaranteed Passenger Injury Claim Compensation

There is a very common misconception that passengers in a vehicle involved in a collision can only claim compensation for personal injury if 'their' driver was not at fault. Our passenger injury claim solicitors often come across potential clients who were passengers in a vehicle involved in a crash that did not claim because they thought that the fact that the negligent driver was a spouse, parent or child that they were precluded from claiming. It does not matter which car a victim who is a passenger was travelling in at the time of the collision they are, except in very exceptional circumstances, entitled to claim compensation against the negligent driver or against both drivers it both were partly to blame.

Our passenger injury claim solicitors will almost always succeed in their claims on behalf of passengers against one driver or another on a full liability basis and about the only time they may have reduced damages is if there is an allegation that they deliberately or negligently distracted the driver or in some other way interfered with or affected his driving.

Shared Liability?

Which of the two drivers the passenger proceeds against is often a matter of concern except in the most clear cut cases as accidents are often the joint responsibility of both drivers to a greater or lesser degree. The passenger is often not paying attention to the accident at the time that it occurs and back seat passengers are particularly disadvantaged by restricted vision.

If action is taken on behalf of the passenger against just one driver then that driver has the option of joining in the other driver to the proceedings in the hope that a judge will find both partially to blame thereby reducing the compensation burden on the accused driver or his insurers. Our solicitors will make a decision on which driver to sue based on the evidence available at the time and may in fact make claims or issue proceedings against both drivers simultaneously.

Early Payment

Whatever the outcome of any dispute between the drivers one thing is quite certain and that is, that any passenger who was injured will recover damages against either or both of them. In order to reduce the involvement of the passengers and thereby reduce legal costs in any subsequent court proceedings, the two insurance companies involved usually agree to pay the passengers compensation at an early date and thereafter continue in any liability dispute between themselves to establish which insurance company does in fact have to actually pay. Often these disputes result in split liability with each driver accepting a share of the blame on a percentage basis.

LEGAL HELPLINE: ☎ 0844 414 1982

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