Passengers are to get more benefits over the driver of the car. For example, if the accident is due to the rash driving, then the driver is not likely to get nothing as compensation. But it makes no difference for the passenger of that car and he or she will be entitled to compensation as it was clear that the passenger was not at fault and the claim will be settled by the drivers’ insurance. But if the accident happens due to the mistake of another car driver then the passenger will get compensation settled by the other drivers’ insurance.
The circumstances in which a passenger can be blamed are very rare and always get compensation for their injuries. In a car accident a person as passenger sustained whiplash injuries the most along with the spinal cord injury, broken bones, head wounds.
Although passenger can help in minimizing the injuries to themselves like wearing seatbelts, whether they are sitting at the front or back seat, not talking with the drivers when he is driving, taking all the safety measurements when riding as a pillion. It is also the responsibility of the car driver to make sure about the safety of the children of 14 years old by fastening their child seat belts properly.
Circumstances when the compensation to a passenger can be lower or delayed:
Here is an example to make it clear, if a passenger was fully aware about the dunked state of the driver at the time of initiating the journey and accident happens then the insurance company of the driver, who is likely to settle the claim can challenge the claim, arguing that the passenger was fully aware about the state of the driver, in this condition the amount of the compensation will be discounted slightly, it is passenger’s elementary right to get the claim.
If you were not wearing seatbelts, then you will be entitled to get lower compensation.
If you knew or should have known that the driver had an expired insurance policy, using stolen vehicle or driving even after the…