Passenger Accident Claims

If you are a passenger who has been involved in a road traffic accident, you have just as much right to make a passenger accident claim as a driver. You are just as likely to sustain an injury as the driver of the vehicle, and suffer as a result.

Hassle Free

“I’d like to thank Johnny Richardson in particular. He is very polite and friendly, and explained things in a way that I understood. He made the whole process hassle and stress free for me.”

L Duthie, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • If you have been a passenger in an accident that wasn't your fault within the last three years,

    you could be entitled to compensation.

  • Any claim made against the driver of the vehicle will be paid out by their insurance company,

    so don't worry about making a claim if the driver is your friend.

  • At Watermans, we employ expert personal injury solicitors to help you

    in seeking the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and providing Straightforward legal advice.

    It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Passenger accidents

    Passenger accident claims

    Passengers involved in a road traffic accident often don’t realise they have the same rights to claim compensation as a driver. Whether you are travelling via public transport such as on a bus, in a privately-owned car or in a taxi, you can pursue passenger injury claims if you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own.

    If the driver responsible for causing you an injury is a friend or relative, you may understandably be hesitant to claim compensation out of concern the person you know will have to cover all costs. However, the claim is against their insurer and any compensation pay-out will come from them. If the responsible party is uninsured, your compensation will be paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

    It is important to remember the injuries passengers suffer due to road traffic accidents may often only be minor, but they can also be severe and life-changing. Compensation is vital to support you throughout any rehabilitation and to cover any medical costs, lost earnings or other expenses as you recover.

    Drivers have a duty to drive safely and to protect passengers in their vehicle and other road users. If you have sustained an injury through no fault of your own, it is time to speak to a personal injury solicitor. Watermans employ an expert team of personal injury solicitors, who are experienced in handling claims related to injuries sustained in road traffic accidents. Whether you have sustained a minor injury, or something altogether more serious, speak to one of our advisors today.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a passenger accident claim?

    If you have been injured as a passenger in a road traffic accident within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation. Injuries sustained as a passenger in a vehicle can range from minor to severe and life-threatening, so it is only right that you receive compensation to cover the costs of your recuperation.

    If your injuries are serious, you may find that you need to make adaptations to your home, or that you require constant care and medical attention. If this is the case, you will require compensation not only for current loss of earnings, but also for future earnings lost, and costs of adapting your home.

    At Watermans, our expert team are here to help you. We offer straightforward legal advice, and take the hassle out of the legal process for you. Plus, we work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win, you don’t pay any solicitors fees.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a passenger accident?

    The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for as a passenger in a road traffic accident can vary considerably, depending on how severe your injuries are.

    When injuries are more significant, the compensation can be a lot higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships. In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout your recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


    Straightforward Legal Advice

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury