Rear seat passenger receives road accident compensation after driver allowed too many passengers
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21st March 2011

Rear car passenger receives road accident compensation

When our client in this road accident compensation claim was injured, she was only a minor. As a rear seat passenger, she had been put in the position of travelling with too many passengers for the car and forced to share a seatbelt. Had she not been using any seatbelt at all, her injuries could have been even worse. In spite of that, she still suffered serious and life-changing injuries.

Our specialist road traffic accident lawyers were able to secure substantial road accident compensation for our client's injuries, though this will never fully compensate her for having the real possibility of a lucrative and high-profile career cruelly crushed.

Interim payment for liability for the road accident

The defendant admitted liability, and we were able to secure an interim payment to alleviate the immediate financial burden on our client's family. However, our road accident lawyers recommended rejection of several derisory offers and had to issue court proceedings before the other side's insurers made an offer that we believed was appropriate for our client's serious injuries. The case was then settled before the trial date.

Serious injuries to rear seat car passenger

Although the use of the shared seatbelt prevented our client from being thrown from the vehicle, on examination and X-ray at hospital, it was discovered that she had suffered serious pelvic and other internal injuries. She underwent immediate surgery to stabilise her injuries and was virtually wheelchair bound for several months until the external fixator could be removed. It was some further weeks before she was able to become mobile without the wheelchair and another extended period before she could walk without the aid of crutches.

Two years on from her road accident, our client still suffers from significant back pain and has been advised that this is now a condition that she will suffer for the rest of her life.

Road traffic accident

The driver of the vehicle in which our client had been a rear seat passenger, had overloaded the car and then lost control, causing the car to roll several times before coming to a stop.

Making a road accident compensation claim

If you or a member of your family has suffered a personal injury in any type of road accident, it is vital that you seek specialist legal advice as quickly as possible. Clear Answers' specialist personal injury solicitors can give guidance and assistance on whether it is possible to make an accident compensation claim.

Our team of expert road accident lawyers is waiting to help you, and will be happy to explain the claims process in plain English, and to answer any questions you may have regarding your accident claim.

If you would like Clear Answers to help you receive the accident compensation to which you are entitled, please telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete our online accident compensation claim forms and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the circumstances of your accident and injury.

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