A passenger who is injured in a car accident usually has an easier case than a driver or any other type of personal injury claimant. This is because the passenger does not have to worry about proving liability; one of the drivers is going to be liable.
As with any personal injury claim, in a car accident case the claimant must be able to prove two things: liability (the defendant’s fault) and damages (how badly the plaintiff was injured).
If the accident was a two car accident, one of the drivers is definitely going to be liable. It is almost impossible to have a two car accident without at least one of the drivers being deemed negligent in some way.
The Insurance Company is Liable to Pay for Passenger Injury
Often times, out of loyalty to the driver which many times may be a friend, accident victims may be reluctant to seek financial compensation. In truth, however, any compensation for damages would come from an insurance company rather than the driver’s pocket.
Proving Injury as a Result of Passenger Car Accident
As with any road traffic accident case, directly following the incident, it is important to get all the pertinent information about those involved as well as identifying any witnesses. If you are hurt, you and your loved ones will be occupied with your medical care, so getting legal help at this point is a smart decision.
At Rotsides & Co we work with our clients to ensure that we are on hand to get the necessary information about those involved and to verify it is correct. We make sure to get witnesses’ testimony while the incident is still fresh in their minds. Our experience allows us to see that you have the type of proof you need to get your just compensation.
Pursuing a Claim
Depending on the cause of the accident, the party legally responsible for injuries may be the driver of another vehicle, the driver of the vehicle in which you were a passenger, or a government entity, in case for example where the accident was causeδ due to faulty roads.
The types of compensation that you may be able to recover if you file a claim against the negligent person include:
Medical expenses: Medical bills including bills from the hospital, your doctors, prescriptions and bills associated with medical equipment. Medical bills will include not only bills you accumulated at the time you filed your claim, but future medical bills if it is expected that your injury will require treatment well into the future.
Lost wages: Lost wages includes not only loss of paychecks due to not being able to work, but also the value of lost benefits such as vacation and sick days.
Pain and suffering: Pain and suffering includes not only your physical pain, but the emotional suffering that you had to go through because of your injuries.
In this area of the law we work with clients that have suffered injuries while passengers in a car driven by another, with the sole purpose of safeguarding their rights and claim on their behalf the maximum attainable compensation. We have assisted many victims of road traffic accidents to get the compensation they deserve. Our office has secured for many road traffic accident victims fair compensation for their continued medical care, the loss of their income and the pain and suffering they have endured due to the negligence of others.
Call us today at our law office in Nicosia at +357 22 020130 or email us for a free assessment of your road traffic accident case. If you are unable to visit us at our office we may arrange for a home or hospital visit.
Our law office is in Nicosia and we take on cases and appear before all district Courts in all cities of Cyprus.
We do not charge for the initial consultation. The decision of whether you wish to proceed is entirely yours. We will advise as to the merits of your case, the chances of success and the amount you may expect as compensation. We offer no win no fee funding agreements which means there is no financial risk to you.