Have you been injured in a car, taxi, bus or other vehicle in which you were just an innocent passenger?
If so, you will have a claim against whoever caused the accident whether it was the driver of the vehicle you were in or the other driver. Sometimes this means making a claim against a friend or a family member but they will normally be insured.
If you injured on a bus or coach, you should take the driver’s name and number and make sure he or she knows that you were injured in the collision. In cases where you suffer an injury because the bus driver braked too hard or moved off too quickly before you were safely sitting down, it is particularly important that you report the injury to the driver and, if at all possible, take details of any witnesses to what happened.
Sometimes people are injured while travelling in taxis – if this happens to you, take the driver’s name and registration number.
If you don’t have information about the driver concerned, you can still claim as we can normally get the details from the police or by doing searches with the DVLA and the motor insurance database.
If the driver turns out to be uninsured, we can still help as you can make a claim to the Motor Insurers Bureau who will pay out of a fund paid for by all motor insurers.
We have successfully recovered compensation for many clients injured while travelling as a passenger and our lawyers can help you get the compensation you need to get on with your life.