If someone else’s action, or inaction, caused you to suffer injuries as a passenger, you are legally and morally entitled to claim compensation. In most cases, car passenger injury claims are successful because they could neither cause nor prevent the accident.
Car Passenger Injury Claims FAQs
Important Changes to Road Traffic Accident Whiplash Claims 2021
If you were injured in a road traffic accident which happened on or after 31st May 2021, Truth Legal may be unable to help you with your claim. This is because changes to the law now prevent legal fees from being recovered where the person claiming was injured INSIDE a vehicle (i.e. as a driver or passenger) and they suffered whiplash injuries to their neck, shoulders, or back.
These changes do not stop you from making a claim, but you must instead do it through the Official Injury Claim portal and, in all likelihood, without legal support.
This can apply if you were the passenger of a car, van, lorry, bus, or other kind of motor vehicle, where you generally sit inside.
If you were a passenger on a scooter, motorbike, or bicycle, however, Truth Legal can still help you to claim, as the changes to the law do not apply in those circumstances.
Similarly, if you have suffered serious, non-whiplash injuries, as a passenger of any kind of vehicle, Truth Legal can still help you to make a claim as normal.
To find out more about these changes, and whether they will affect you, read our Whiplash Reforms 2021 FAQ/guide.
Making a compensation claim can help you in many ways. A claim can allow you access to treatment to aid your recovery, without the need go on an NHS waiting list or pay for it privately. You can be compensated for the injuries which you suffered and financial losses which you incurred as a result of the accident.
Claiming for your injuries with Truth Legal
Car passenger injury claims can offer many benefits to the victims of an accident. Although it cannot undo the events, it can give you financial redress and amend the financial losses you have suffered.
To stand the best chance of realising these benefits, you need legal representatives who will fight your corner, do everything they can to secure your compensation, and who will inspire you with trust.
Truth Legal has helped many people recover the compensation they deserve. We are Personal Injury specialists with technical skill and extensive experience.
We pride ourselves on providing an ethical, honest service to all of our clients.
In most cases, Truth Legal can offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis so there is no financial risk to you.
We will always explain funding your claim in more detail before your claim begins. You can read more on No Win No Fee Agreements here.
We’re not like other law firms
Truth Legal was founded on the idea of putting ethics at the centre of legal services.
Ethical working is at our core: in treating people fairly, being open and honest, and taking social responsibility. We sponsor a large section of woodland near Harrogate, planting a tree for every one of the clients we represent.
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We believe a good lawyer shouldn’t just offer technical expertise, but a real understanding of what you’re going through and how best to help you.
Above all, our team are dedicated to their clients – whether that is guiding them through legal complexities, securing compensation, or simply fighting for what’s right.
We won’t blind you with jargon – we give advice clearly. And when technical terms can’t be avoided we explain them in full.
In contrast to some firms, we don’t overload our lawyers with cases. Our team provide clients with a more personal service, meaning we can dedicate the proper time to your matter.
Just read our client reviews to see what a difference this can make.