Passenger Car Damage Claim

    If a passenger is travelling in your vehicle and they cause damage to your vehicle and to another car, you could claim compensation to cover the cost of repairing the damage to your vehicle.Even the cost of repairing a small scratch could be covered. If the passenger causes more serious damage, this should also be covered by a successful claim.

    Damage could be caused by your passenger opening their side door and hitting a stationary vehicle when parked. Alternatively, they could be behaving recklessly and open their door when the vehicle is in motion.No matter how the damage is caused, a passenger in your vehicle is obliged to exercise due care and attention when handling your property and if they do not do so, this may result in a successful compensation claim.

    What is the impact on my motor insurance policy?

    You will be required to pay the cost of repairs up to the amount of your excess, but this will be refunded when the claim is resolved.Your no claims discount will also be frozen until the claim is successful. It will then be unfrozen if your compensation claim is successful.

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    When should I start my claim?

    Our team of highly trained personal injury solicitors will do their best to make sure you get the claim you deserve

    You should contact a solicitor as soon as possible after the accident to begin the process of claiming compensation. The deadline for claiming compensation is three years after the accident occurred, but is best to start the process early, while memories are still fresh. It may take several months to resolve the claim, so it is important that you do not leave it until close to the deadline.

    How long the claim takes to resolve usually depends on the complexity of the case, the scale of the damage, and whether or not the passenger admits responsibility. An estimate of timescales can be made during an initial consultation with your solicitor.

     

    The process of claiming compensation

    Our team of expert personal injury solicitors can help you start your claim today.

    When should I start my claim?

    You should contact a solicitor as soon as possible after the accident to begin the process of claiming compensation. The deadline for claiming compensation is three years after the accident occurred, but is best to start the process early, while memories are still fresh. It may take several months to resolve the claim, so it is important that you do not leave it until close to the deadline.

    How long the claim takes to resolve usually depends on the complexity of the case, the scale of the damage, and whether or not the passenger admits responsibility. An estimate of timescales can be made during an initial consultation with your solicitor.

    The process of claiming compensation

    Your solicitor will gather information on the damaged property and try to determine who was at fault. They will seek an admission of fault by the passenger who caused the damage, to get early compensation to cover your immediate costs such as hiring a car while yours is being fixed. They will negotiate a compensation amount if there is no admission of fault or take the case to court as a last resort. The majority of cases are settled out of court, but sometimes a settlement cannot be reached, or the value of the claim is disputed. They should support you throughout this process.

    Will my claim be successful?

    If your passenger caused the damage and you were in no way responsible, your claim would hopefully succeed.

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