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If you were a passenger in a car, on public transport or riding pillion on a motorbike and involved in an accident which caused you injury, you may have a claim for injury compensation. The driver of the car or motorbike or public transport company has a duty of care for any passengers.

However an accident was caused, passengers can still sustain serious injuries as a result and are entitled to make a claim for compensation for their injuries and may be able to claim for any loss of earnings or other expenses resulting from the accident. Even common injuries such as whiplash can mean that the passenger had to take time off work or rely on friends or family for help.

If you were a passenger involved in an accident that resulted in injury, consider making an accident compensation claim. If it was a car or motorbike accident, the driver will most probably be making a claim for their own injuries and damage to their vehicle and, if the accident was another driver's fault, the claim will be against the other driver's insurance policy. Even if the driver was a friend or family member, it is still worth making a claim as you have been injured and are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

If you were a passenger involved in an accident on public transport that resulted in injury, any accident compensation claim will be against the public transport company's insurers. It is important that you keep your ticket as proof that you were travelling on public transport.

Contributory Negligence in a Car Accident

Although as a passenger you may have had no control over the circumstances of the accident, your compensation may be reduced if it is found that you were partly to blame for your injuries. For example, if you were not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred, your compensation may be reduced. If you were standing on a bus instead of using one of the vacant seats, the bus company may argue you were partly responsible for your injuries.

This is why you need specialist legal advice before making any accident compensation claim. Contact Mikhaila Grant on 0116 212 1143 now, complete one of the on-line forms or text 'accident' to 07968 88 88 57 now and we'll call you back. Lawson-West make passenger accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis which means Lawson-West have a vested interest in ensuring your passenger accident claim is successful. We successfully manage cases for people from across the UK: you don't need to be based in Leicestershire.