Passenger Accident Claims
What Is A Passenger Accident Claim?
If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you might have been offered compensation by the insurance company. These offers are often far, far less than you are entitled to. Our dedicated passenger accident claims specialists have years of experience, allowing us to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Passenger Accidents
Experiencing a passenger accident is stressful, especially if your injuries take a long time to heal, or if you have to take time off work while you recover. Not only is there considerable pain and discomfort, there can also be an emotional consequence from what has happened to you and you may even be placed in financial difficulties if you have additional expenses or are unable to work following your passenger accident. Our team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help.
We know that the idea of making a passenger accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, but our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors have been helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve year after year, with almost no paperwork to complete by you.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of making a passenger accident claim, or if you are ready to begin the process, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Making A Claim For Your Passenger Accident
We want your passenger accident claim to be as simple and straightforward as possible. We know that the period after your accident or injury is likely to be a deeply stressful period, so our personal injury solicitors are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to ensure that you are able to get expert legal advice when you need it. You can call us or apply online to arrange a free call back at a time that suits you.
Our highly trained teams of personal injury solicitors take the time to listen to what has happened to you and ensure that we fully understand the details of your accident or injury. Over the course of a short conversation, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your passenger accident (including who you believe was to blame), the exact nature of your injuries and also the ways in which has impacted your life. This means that we can give you accurate, personalised advice from personal injury solicitors.
Our personal injury specialists are also able to handle all of the admin and paperwork involved in making your passenger accident compensation claim. All legal action can require a significant amount of paperwork, including letters and forms that must be submitted within strict deadlines. Once we are employed as your solicitors, we are able to complete almost all of this. We are also able to offer free home visits, to help you complete any of the paperwork that we can’t fill out on your behalf.
Making a passenger accident compensation claim doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. All you need to do is call our personal injury solicitors today and get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Compensation For Passenger Accidents
The amount of compensation you are likely to receive for your passenger accident might seem like an easy question to answer, but all compensation payments are specific to your personal situation, so the only way to get an accurate assessment is to discuss your passenger accident with our highly-trained legal professionals. There are some common aspects across all compensation claims, however.
All compensation claims are divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by the Judicial College (a governing body). The judicial college creates and updates a list of all types of personal injuries, along with a range of compensation payments that are typical for this type of injury. The ranges are deliberately wide, to allow the individual nature of your specific injury to be taken into account. Whilst this is helpful for personal injury claims solicitors and for the courts, it can make it very difficult for people like you to know how much compensation you are entitled to. This is one way in which our highly experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are able to help. Our years of experience in passenger accident claims just like yours allow us to give you the best estimate for how much compensation you are likely to receive.
The other part of the compensation claim is based on the ways in which your passenger accident has impacted your life. This part of the compensation claim for your passenger accident is there to help you get your life back as close as possible to the way it would have been if your passenger accident had not happened, so it is important to ensure that you claim for every cost and expense you have incurred as a result of your passenger accident. This could be additional medical support that is difficult to obtain on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, or even making modifications to your home if necessary. If you need to take time off from work in order to recover from your passenger accident, your loss of earnings would be included in this aspect of the compensation.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert passenger accident claims solicitors have years of experience making sure that you are claiming for everything you deserve, giving you the best possible compensation claim to help you get your life back on track following your passenger accident.
How Long Does It Take To Make A Passenger Accident Compensation Claim?
It can be hard to know how long a particular passenger accident compensation case will take, as some can be settled very quickly, while others will take much longer to be decided. We know that you want to put your passenger accident behind you as quickly as possible, so we do everything that we can to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
Some cases can be settled very quickly indeed, with many taking just a couple of months and the very fastest needing only a few weeks. For cases to be resolved this quickly, they will usually be for more minor injuries and, therefore, smaller compensation amounts. If you are claiming a smaller amount of money, there is less incentive for the other side to reduce your claim through lengthy negotiations. Personal injury compensation claims that are resolved this quickly as also the ones where the other side accept liability almost immediately, removing the need for evidence gathering and offering proof, both of which take time.
If your case is more complicated, for example if there is more than one person or organisation responsible for your injury or if the other side refuses to accept that they were liable for what happened, your case may take much longer to be resolved. The cases that take longest to complete are those which cannot be settled out of court and which require a judge to make the final decision.
Can I Make My Passenger Accident Compensation Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients, as we don’t believe that anyone should have to put themselves at financial risk or make large, up-front payments in order to access the legal they need to get the compensation they deserve.
When you take on a no win no fee personal injury claims solicitor, you don’t have to pay anything until we get you the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure your compensation payment, you won’t have to pay anything. This is important, as it means that you will never be left financially worse off for seeking the compensation you are entitled to. We also cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know in advance how much you will receive when you are offered a compensation amount and you will always receive the vast majority of any money paid out.
Although we do our best to offer a no win no fee payment option to as many of our clients as possible, there are a few situations in which we are not able to do so. If this is the case for you, we will make sure that you understand that in advance, and will discuss other possible funding arrangements with you to ensure that you can afford the legal help you need.
If you are thinking of making a passenger accident compensation claim, call now or claim online and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve for your passenger accident.
Will I Have A Large Bill For My Passenger Accident If I Lose?
We guarantee that you will not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to win you the compensation you deserve. The most important thing to understand about making a no win no fee passenger accident compensation claim is that it is utterly free from risk for you. If we don’t get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay a penny. This means that you can be completely sure that you will never be left worse off as a result of seeking justice for your accident.
What If My Passenger Accident Happened A While Ago? Is There A Time Limit On Making A Claim?
The deadline for making a passenger accident claim following an accident is two years from the date of the accident. Although this can be extended in very exceptional circumstances, almost all cases are resolved within this time limit and exceptions are very rare. If you are approaching this date, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors without delay.
There can sometimes be an advantage in waiting a little while before making a passenger accident compensation claim. Some injuries may take a while to fully appear or they may take far longer than expected to heal. It is always worth having conversations with our personal injury specialists as early as possible, however, as this gives you the best chance of forming a strong case and getting the compensation you deserve.
How Do I Make A Passenger Accident Compensation Claim?
Making any passenger accident personal injury claim for compensation follows the same, simple process.
Getting legal advice before starting your passenger accident compensation claim can dramatically increase the likelihood of you receiving the compensation you deserve, and can also help you to make a claim for the full amount that you are entitled to. Our personal injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day or you can claim online and we will call you back at a time to suit you.
We will write to the person to blame for your passenger accident on your behalf. We inform them that you are making a compensation claim for your injuries and that you hold them responsible. We give them a deadline by which they need to either accept that this is true, or provide an explanation as to why they disagree.
If the other party does not accept that they were to blame for your accident, we will prove this to them. We will provide them with evidence and supporting documentation to demonstrate that we can present a convincing case in court. It is extremely rare for an employer to continue to dispute liability beyond this point.
When the other side have agreed that they are liable for your personal injury compensation claim, we will then begin to negotiate the settlement (this is how much money you will be given). We will make sure that you know about every offer that is made, and also whether we believe that it is a fair offer or not. The decision as to whether or not to accept an offer of compensation will always be yours, but we will help you and give you the information you need to be confident in your decision.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your personal injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
How To Begin Making A Passenger Accident Compensation Claim
Many clients feel daunted at the idea of making a passenger accident compensation claim. They are unsure as to whether to go ahead with making a claim at what is often a difficult time. Fortunately, our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Our years of experience mean that we can make the process of making a passenger accident compensation claim as simple as possible.
If you are thinking of making a compensation claim for your passenger accident, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. Call us or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. We can call you back at a time of your choosing, or even arrange a home visit if that would make your claim easier for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits you.
In order to give you the best possible advice, we will need to understand the full details of your passenger accident. It is important that we know the circumstances surrounding your passenger accident, who you believe was responsible for it, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your life has been affected by what has happened to you. Once we understand all of this, we are able to give you the accurate, personalised advice that you deserve.
How Do I Know Whether I Can Make A Passenger Accident Claim?
If you have suffered a passenger accident, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a passenger accident compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.
The most basic requirement for making a passenger accident compensation claim is that you must have suffered a passenger accident and had some form of damage or loss as a result. Your injury could be either physical or mental, but you cannot make a compensation claim if you have not experienced any negative consequences from your passenger accident. Although experiencing a near miss can be alarming, you are only able to claim for accidents that actually happened, not those which you narrowly avoided.
The next criteria for making a passenger accident compensation claim is that there must be someone else who was responsible for your passenger accident. There must be someone else to blame. This doesn’t need to be a specific person, it can be an organisation, such as the council, or a company, such as your employer. The important thing is that there must have been someone with a legal responsibility to look after your safety. Your employer has this responsibility for all accidents that take place in the workplace.
It is also essential that the other party could have reasonably been expected to anticipate your passenger accident. This is not the same as saying that they must have known that it would happen, but it must have been something that could have been predicted with enough thought and careful attention.
The final requirement is that the other party must have failed to take sufficient steps to protect your safety. This doesn’t mean that you can’t claim unless they did nothing. You are still able to make a compensation claim if the measures they put in place were inadequate.
If you are considering a passenger accident compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help you get the payment you deserve. There’s no need to wait. Call us or claim online today. We’re available 24/7 to give you the help and advice you need.
What Can You Do In The Period Immediately After Your Passenger Accident?
The most important thing in the immediate aftermath of your passenger accident is to ensure that you are safe and that you have the medical attention that you need. This must always be your first priority. Once you have done this, however, you might want to think about taking a few simple steps to help with a passenger accident compensation claim, should you decide to make one.
It is essential that you are clear in your own mind about the details of the events surrounding your passenger accident. The best way to do this is to make sure that you write down everything that you can remember. Even the smallest details might be useful, and will go a long way to making sure that you come across as a convincing witness, should that be necessary. The sooner you are able to write down this information, the more valuable it is likely to be.
It can also be extremely helpful for your passenger accident compensation claim if you have noted down the contact details for anyone who witnessed your passenger accident. Having access to supporting evidence from others who witnessed your passenger accident can be a powerful tool in convincing the person responsible for your passenger accident that they should settle your passenger accident compensation claim before it gets to court, as well as for convincing the court to rule in your favour if the case does go all the way to court.
If you have access to photographs or videos of the place that your passenger accident took place, these pieces of visual evidence can also be very helpful. Please do make sure that you don’t put yourself at risk to obtain these though. Anything showing any features of the location or the situation that made your passenger accident more likely, or which increased the severity of your passenger accident, should be documented if you can.
Although taking these steps can make it easier to support your passenger accident compensation claim, none of them are essential and we fully understand if these are not your first priority in the period immediately after your passenger accident. The biggest thing you can do to help your passenger accident compensation claim, however, is to call us or claim online. This will allow you to get the expert help you need to support you throughout your passenger accident claim without having to pay anything up front.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me Following My Passenger Accident?
Making a passenger accident claim can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. At we, we want to take the stress and worry out of making a passenger accident compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. Whether you prefer to call us or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help.
During the short conversation that begins your passenger accident compensation claim, our team of claims specialists will listen carefully to what has happened to you, making sure that we fully understand the details of your case. This includes what led to your passenger accident, the full details of your injuries and the way in which these have impacted your life. We can then give you the kind of personalised advice and service that you deserve.
Our expert teams are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your passenger accident compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
If you have suffered a passenger accident and are considering making a claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
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