Passenger claim in a Road Traffic Accident

We represented a client who was involved in a R.

Our Client had accepted a lift from an acquaintance from a party who unbeknown to her was over the limit. The acquaintance driving at speed lost control at a roundabout and crashed the car.

A claim was brought and it was believed that it would be straightforward. The driver denied that our Client was in the vehicle at all and stated that she was involved in a different accident. The insurance company for the driver went to such extremes as searching our Client’s social media to try and prove she was lying.

Court proceedings were issued with the risk that the party found to be lying would potentially go to jail. On the eve of trial, the driver and her insurer folded and paid her compensation reflecting the injuries suffered by our Client.