In some road traffic accidents, it may be the case that a passenger is injured as a result of negligence from the driver of the vehicle they are in.
If this is the case, it is not difficult to envisage a scenario in which you may be injured as a result of an accident caused by a friend or family member.
Claiming from an insurer
People who find themselves in this situation may be reluctant to make a personal injury claim if they think it will mean entering into a legal dispute with a relative or someone they know very well.
In fact, this would not be the case at all, as road traffic accident claims are made against the driver’s insurance company, rather than the individual concerned.
This means it is still perfectly possible to pursue all the same options as you would in any other road traffic accident claim, such as medical costs or compensation for loss of earnings.
Importantly, the same three-year time limit in which to make a compensation claim remains in place as it would for any road accident case.
At Croftons Solicitors, we fully appreciate the sensitivity of these situations, and will work hard to ensure you are kept up to date throughout the process.
Our aim is to provide you with a successful conclusion, while also managing your case very carefully to minimise any possible tension between you and the driver of the vehicle.
Contact Croftons Solicitors
Victims in these cases are likely to have many questions, and the experienced team at Croftons Solicitors will provide all the reassurance you need before proceeding.
We can also assist if one of the injured parties was a child under the age of 18, as there are separate rules that apply in this case.
Call us on 0800 2800 094 or fill out our online contact form if you would like more information on this subject.