Yes, a passenger can also make a claim for compensation after an accident. If a passenger is involved in a collision on the road and they sustain injuries through no fault of their own, then they are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
All that’s needed for a claim is legal representation, sufficient proof of any injuries sustained and evidence that the accident was caused by someone else – be it the driver they were travelling with at the time or another motorist.
Injuries such as whiplash can be quite common in road traffic accidents, and this can affect drivers as well as passengers travelling in either the front or back seats. When a road traffic accident occurs, passengers can feel as much impact as drivers or, if there is no passenger airbag in the vehicle, even more.
If the accident was caused by the driver of the car the passenger was travelling in, then they can make a claim through the driver’s insurance. However, a claim can only be made within three years of the accident taking place. Our experts can assess the circumstances of your accident, and will advise if you have grounds to make a claim.
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident, but you’re unsure who was responsible and if you’re able to make a claim, then call one of our advisors or complete our online claim form.