Passenger Injury Claims
After you have been involved in an accident, it is normal to have a lot of questions and concerns. When you are the passenger in an accident whose driver caused the crash, you may not know where to turn. It is important to know you have options.
When a passenger is involved in an accident, they have the right to file a claim against any party that was at fault, even if it is the driver of the vehicle they were in. As a passenger you do not have to prove liability. This means you do not have to prove that you were not at fault for the accident.
If you were involved in a multi-vehicle accident, you would file a claim for your injuries against whichever driver was negligent, or who caused the accident. At times, both drivers may be at fault, and you can file a claim against both.
If the accident was a single-vehicle accident most likely the driver would be at fault. This means that the driver either hit something or failed to do something; however, there are exemptions to this rule. If a driver hit something such as a deer, they may not be at fault. A deer running out onto the road is not something to be expected.
When a passenger is injured in an accident, it is important to file a claim for your injuries even if the driver of the vehicle you were in was at fault. The claim will be filed against the driver’s insurance and will help alleviate the costs associated with an injury. These costs are known as damages. Damages may include medical bills, wage loss and pain and suffering.
While you may not want to file a claim against your friend or family member’s insurance, know that this is why car insurance is in place. Auto insurance is there to cover those in need after an accident.
Out-of-pocket expenses can rise after a car accident as well as missing time from your job.
Get the medical and financial help you need after an accident so you can proceed to live a healthy life.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident.
If you were a passenger involved in an accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green. It is important to hold those accountable for your injuries.