Passengers in road and traffic accident, compensation claims.
by Walker Law Group
Just because you are not driving the car, does not mean you won’t be injured if the car you are travelling in, is involved in an accident. Passengers in road and traffic accidents suffer as many accidents as drivers of cars and are usually placed in a more vulnerable position such as the back seat where safety features like air bags are not present or where other safety features are not as good as those available in the drivers seat.
If you are a passenger in a car and are injured in a road and traffic accident you need to talk to a Personal Injury accredited specialist so that you get the best legal advice and the best compensation payment possible. Steve Walker & Antonin Sebesta are Accredited Specialists and the team you want on your side fighting for your entitlement to compensation. If you had a brain tumour you’d see a specialist not your normal doctor and the same holds true if you’re injured in a road and traffic accident – you need to see a specialist who has years of experience in getting compensation for road and traffic accident victims.
Passengers who are injured in road and traffic accidents are often unaware that they are entitled to compensation or they may believe that making a claim for compensation would get the driver of the car into trouble.
This is not right.
In New South Wales the Road and Traffic Compensation Scheme has been set up to allow passengers injured in a road and traffic accident to receive compensation. The claim for compensation is made to an insurance company and will not get the driver of the vehicle into trouble and will not cost the driver of the vehicle any money.
Passengers in road and traffic accidents suffer a wide range of issues, such as:
- Physical trauma
- Psychological trauma such as the development of a phobia of travelling in cars
- Spinal and brain damage
- Cosmetic damage to the face, which may need plastic surgery including dental damage.
If you were a passenger in a motor vehicle and have suffered an injury because of an accident you need to make your claim for compensation as soon as possible. There are strict time limits for making a claim for compensation under the Road and Traffic Compensation Scheme so the sooner you get legal advice on your claim the sooner you will receive your compensation. This compensation means money for the damage and loss you have suffered as a result of being injured in a road and traffic accident and can include the following:
- Payments to cover your past medical expenses.
- Payments to cover your anticipated future medical expenses.
- Payments for any past economic loss, such as not being able to work due as a result of the restrictions you now suffer.
- Payments for any future economic loss, which can include compensation if you can no longer do your job or if your working life will be shortened as a result of the restrictions you now suffer.
- Compensation for your pain and suffering which may include a payment acknowledging the trauma of the accident and your lengthy rehabilitation period.
- Compensation for any permanent impairment, which means any injury you have that is not going to return to its pre-injury state.
If you have suffered an injury as a passenger in a road and traffic accident, contact Walker Law Group Compensation Lawyers we can organise your claim for compensation as soon as possible. No Win No Fee