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Liability for Injuries to a Passenger after an Accident

Is it possible to determine liability for injuries to a passenger after an accident? I was recently involved in a road traffic accident in which I sustained a fractured bone in my arm. Although I am relatively certain that I am eligible to claim for compensation, I am unsure who to pursue, the driver of the vehicle of which I was travelling or the driver of the car which hit it?

Before determining liability for injuries to a passenger after an accident, you must first determine whether or not you are indeed eligible to claim for compensation. Although there is a strong likelihood that you do qualify, you must first speak with a personal injury claims solicitor and explain your circumstances to them to be sure.

Next, you will have to gather evidence. The medical report you received at the hospital when you had your fracture treated will serve as an important piece of evidence – if you were not provided with a report at the time you were discharged, you should contact the hospital and request one as soon as possible.

You may also need to gather statements from witnesses who saw what happened or CCTV evidence, if either can be procured. You should also speak with the driver of the car in which you were travelling as it is possible that they have already completed some of these steps and been to see a solicitor.

Determining liability for injuries to a passenger after an accident is best taken care of with the help of a personal injury claims solicitor. A solicitor will be able to determine from your account of the incident which driver should be pursued for compensation.

Pursuing a claim against a person you know – which is likely to be the situation if you must claim against the driver with who you were traveling – can often be an unwelcome prospect. It is important to remember however, that you are pursuing a claim against their insurance policy and not against them personally.

Determining who is ultimately liable for your injuries cannot be properly done without the assistance of a personal injury claims solicitor. Speaking with a solicitor will not just allow you to determine liability though, it will allow you to have your claim for compensation assessed by a trained legal professional, who may be able to tell you how much compensation you may be awarded. Determining liability for injuries to a passenger after an accident and subsequently pursuing a claim are always tasks that should be undertaken with the assistance of a personal injury claims solicitor.