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No win, no fee car passenger compensation claims

No win, no fee

Be represented by a highly-experienced car passenger accident lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win, No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Car passenger accident compensation claims

Car passenger accident compensation claims

When travelling in any vehicle as a passenger, your safety is the responsibility of of the driver of the vehicle you are in or other road users.

A car passenger claim may involve a number of scenarios including, but not limited to:

  • The car you are travelling in being hit from behind.
  • The driver of your vehicle causing the accident by their negligent driving.
  • The car you are travelling in being hit by a car emerging from a side road or pulling out when it is unsafe to do so.
  • A head-on collision caused by either the driver of your vehicle or an oncoming vehicle crossing the centre lines or negligently overtaking another vehicle.

Our personal injury lawyers are here to help you understand whether you may be entitled to claim compensation.

It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to get the answers you need surrounding the circumstances of your potential claim.

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Car passenger accident specialists

Car passenger accident specialists

We take all car passenger accidents seriously, working hard to secure compensation for you and your family.

For many people, making a car passenger accident claim can be a daunting process, so we’re here to help by offering professional advice and support throughout.

  • Our specialist personal injury solicitors can help you claim the best possible compensation.
  • Our experts are dedicated to helping with your recovery and gaining access to any rehabilitation or specialist treatment you may need.
  • The vast majority of our cases are settled successfully for clients without the need to go to court.
  • We are committed to supporting clients on ‘hard to win’ cases many other firms refuse to take on.
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Making a car passenger accident claim

Making a car passenger accident claim

Our dedicated team have helped many clients get the compensation they deserve and we will:

  • Assess your car passenger accident claim and gather information, contact any witnesses or obtain police reports if necessary to help support your claim and build up a case.
  • Assess your medical, rehabilitation, or ongoing support needs. We also liaise with the insurer of the responsible party to make sure that any ongoing medical support or rehabilitation is provided as soon as possible.
  • Work out your car accident compensation to cover medical costs, ongoing rehabilitation, damage to your vehicle, and loss of earnings to give you financial stability now and going forward.
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Why claim compensation?

Why claim compensation?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, compensation can help cover the cost of ongoing care and loss of earnings.

Our experienced personal injury solicitors can secure maximum compensation for those injured.

For a free consultation about your claim, get in touch today.

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How to make a car passenger accident claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

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Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
5 Stars
Megan
Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
5 Stars
Peter
Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
5 Stars
Darrel Fuentebaja
Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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Laura
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FAQs

FAQs

How much can I claim?

Each car passenger accident compensation case is different, and so the amount you can claim will vary depending on your circumstances. The final compensation figure will depend on the seriousness of the accident, the level of liability involved, and the short and long-term effects it has on you and the other parties.

Car passenger accident compensation tends to be split into two categories: general damages and special damages:

  • General damages are awarded based on the pain you experienced because of your injuries and the changes you’ll have to adapt to and endure as a result of the accident (including how it may affect your career and your relationships).
  • Special damages are designed to cover the extra expenses you have had to pay because of the accident, and any related costs that might arise in the future. This can include loss of earnings, medical treatment, and damage to your car and other property.

Our car passenger accident solicitors will be able to give you an idea of how much you may be entitled to, based on their experience and other cases that have similar circumstances.

How do I start my claim for compensation?

Call our team for free advice today or use our contact form to request a call back. One of our car accident lawyers will conduct a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your individual circumstances.

If we believe you have a claim, we’ll handle every step of the process and help you achieve the result you deserve.

Time limits do apply to road traffic accident claims – usually you have three years from the date of the accident to submit your claim, so get in touch with us as soon as possible to start the process.

How will Hudgell Solicitors help me with my claim?

Our car passenger accident solicitors will take the time to fully understand the circumstances of the incident, the extent of the injuries suffered, and their impact they have on your life.

From this, we’ll create a Personal Support Package that’s tailored to you, ensuring you are taken care of by an assigned, specialist solicitor who will be available to you at all times.

You can be assured we’ll act in your best interests, investigating the full circumstances of your accident, supporting you through the treatment you need while independently assessing the physical, emotional, and financial impact it has had on your life.

We place client care at the core of everything we do and are completely dedicated to helping people recover compensation following an accident on the road.

In cases involving serious injuries, we can obtain interim payments or arrange for some of your compensation to be paid early if you require things to aid your recovery, such as physiotherapy or specialist equipment.

What if I was partly to blame for the accident or my own injuries?

If you have sustained injuries and believe you may have been at fault, it is still worth discussing your case with a solicitor, as there may be the possibility of negotiating a ‘split liability’ claim.

It is not always the case that road traffic accidents are 100% one party’s fault, and the civil law recognises this.

We’ve secured vital financial compensation for many clients in cases where the injured party has had to accept some of the blame for the accident happening, or for the injuries they have suffered.

This, for example, includes cases where people have been injured when not wearing their seatbelt. The general rule in such cases is that the compensation will be reduced by 25% to reflect ‘contributory negligence’ for not taking this mandatory safety precaution.

What if I didn’t get the details of the driver who caused my injuries or they are not insured?

If you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver, or someone who failed to stop following an accident, you may still be able to make a personal injury claim for the injuries you sustained against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). This is an organisation which deals with claims by victims of accidents where either the offending driver cannot be traced, or, if identified, turns out to be uninsured.

Our team has handled many claims through the MIB, including securing a £22,500 damages settlement for a client left with injuries after an uninsured driver clipped the back of his car, causing it to mount the kerb and crash head on into a lamppost.

Our team also secured compensation for a pedestrian injured when struck by a van which drove off after dragging him to the ground as he was waiting to cross the road.

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