Claim for an Accident as a Passenger in a Car

No matter whose car you were in, if you suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

The personal injury solicitors at YouClaim are experts in road traffic accidents involving passengers of a car and can help you claim damages for any expenses incurred as a result of your injuries. Call us today on 0800 10 757 95 or use our online chat feature to speak to us about your claim. Alternatively, fill in the contact form located on this page and we will get in touch with you.

Accidents involving passengers

In a private car

If you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident that was caused, even partially, by a relative, friend or someone else you know, you can make a compensation claim regardless of your relationship with them or how well you know them.

Many people have made claims against their friends and family, mainly because it is often a necessity - you may have had to take time off work to recover from injuries and need help to cover the cost of your lost earnings, for example. In addition, compensation is awarded from a driver’s insurance company and not the driver themselves. In fact, we once handled a case where a passenger made a claim against her husband.

However, if you have suffered injuries while riding as a passenger in a company car, your compensation claim will usually be against the company’s vehicle insurance rather than the driver’s insurance.

Accidents caused by passengers

Most car accidents are seen as the responsibility of the driver. However, in some cases, the actions of passengers may have caused a driver to become agitated or distracted, heightening the risk of an accident.

There are many ways a passenger can distract or agitate a driver, from a simple conversation to acting irrationally, but arguments with the driver are the most common passenger cause of car accidents. Other common causes include:

  • Smoking
  • Singing
  • Making sudden unexplained movements

Disconsolate child passengers may also significantly reduce a driver’s ability to concentrate.

Whether you were the driver of the car responsible for the accident or the vehicle that was hit, if the accident was caused by a passenger distracting or agitating a driver, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

How YouClaim can help

Our team of personal injury solicitors has handled many claims for people who have been involved in accidents of this nature, so we understand how distressing it can be if you have suffered an injury as a passenger of a car.

We will use our many years of experience and expertise to get you the outcome you deserve, and make sure the compensation you receive goes as far as possible to improving your quality of life.

Get started today

If you have suffered an injury as a passenger in a car, or your injuries were as a result of a passenger, we can help you make a claim for compensation. Speak to a solicitor today by calling us on 0800 10 757 95, by using our online chat function or by filling in the contact form on this page and letting us know a convenient time to get in touch with you.