The most recent data released by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners shows a 57% fall in passenger fatalities from an average of 634 deaths per year 1994-1998, to an average of 270 per year 2004-2011.
The figures are encouraging. However, statistics taken from the same report show that there remains an average of 40,548 passengers either killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads each year.
Debunking the Myth
There is a common belief that you are unable to claim if you were in the vehicle that caused the accident. This is untrue:
- Which Vehicle – regardless of which vehicle you were the passenger in, we will make sure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
- Friends and Family – you may feel uneasy about making a claim against the driver of the car, especially if they are a friend or family member. However:
The compensation will be covered by the driver’s insurance policy – the driver does not pay out of his or her own pocket.
Thinking of Starting a Claim?
If you have been a in a Road Traffic Accident as a passenger, you may be entitled to claim compensation for any injuries sustained.
If you, or someone you know, has been a passenger in a Road Traffic Accident and would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email