If you have been involved in a car accident which was caused by a family member, the relationship you have with that person is irrelevant and a compensation claim for injuries suffered will still be possible.
Whether the driver at fault is a family member or a friend they will need a valid insurance policy in place, which is a legal requirement. If the driver does not have valid insurance in force a claim may then be possible against the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) Uninsured Drivers Agreement.
It is important to remember that whilst a claim will be made against your family member or friend, it is their insurance company who will deal with the claim and not your family member. The purpose of car insurance is to compensate others for the loss or injury caused by the policy holder.
Injured on the roads? Help and compensation is close at hand.
If you’ve been injured on the roads in the last three years, Thompsons Solicitors' expert road traffic accident solicitors can support you with making a road traffic compensation claim.
Whether you were the driver or passenger in a car, lorry, coach, van, bus, truck, on public transport or were injured as a pedestrian or cyclist, you may be able to claim for damages.
If you have suffered injuries such as whiplash, bruising or a more serious injury following a road traffic collision on the motorway, country lane or city roads, our solicitors across the UK are ready to help you to make a claim and access any rehabilitation you require.
Unlike other firms, Thompsons only ever acts for the injured person – never for insurance companies. This means we will fight harder to secure the maximum level of compensation for your injuries, and don’t need to please motor insurance paymasters.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation assessment of whether you have a claim for compensation following a road accident.
For further information, visit our How to Make A Compensation Claim page.