If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend or family member, we completely understand that you may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about making a claim against them.
You may be worried that your compensation will leave that person out of pocket. Please don’t worry, it’s their insurance company who will pay their compensation, so you can be sure that your claim will not leave them with a bill that they can’t afford, but will enable you to get your life back on track.
Car accidents can often happen because the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The legal alcohol limit for driers in England and Wales is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 mililitres of blood.
If your friend or family member was over the limit and you were aware of this, then this is likely to affect the amount of compensation you could receive, but there’s still a good chance you could claim. If you didn’t know they were intoxicated, then this will have no effect on your compensation.
If you’re still unsure about claiming or have any questions about our claims process, you can contact us on 0330 023 8000 for free confidential advice with no obligation to make a claim.