Auto accidents are sources of anxiety, confusion, anguish, and stress, especially when injuries are involved. If you’re a passenger who has been in an accident, it’s vital that you know your rights and options.
Assigning Liability for Passengers’ Accident Injuries
Accidents are, at best, unpredictable. If you’ve been in a collision as a passenger, your injuries may be as severe or worse than those of the drivers involved. Passengers can take multiple courses of action when they are hurt in a car accident, and fortunately they are very rarely held liable.
Minnesota, like some other states, has no-fault laws for auto accidents. That means there may be more than one claim for the same event, including liability (filed against the at-fault driver’s insurer) and no-fault (where each driver files a claim with their own insurance company). An injury attorney can help with your claims and tell you when to file.
Recovering Damages as a Passenger
An injured passenger may be able to recover certain damages after an auto accident, including lost wages, medical bills, lost quality of life, emotional distress, pain, suffering, and more. If you’re a passenger who has suffered injuries in an accident, you are eligible to file a claim against the at-fault driver.
What Happens When a Friend or Family Member is Responsible?
Some people are understandably reluctant to file claims against those they know, and many assume that they’ll have to pay everything out of pocket. That’s simply not true, though. In Minnesota, every driver must carry a minimum level of insurance coverage.
Experienced injury attorneys negotiate with at-fault parties’ insurers, making sure their clients are treated fairly and their current and future costs are covered. Accident-related expenses add up quickly, and it’s a victim’s right under state law to request compensation for their losses.
Filing a claim against an at-fault driver, even if it is someone you know, shouldn’t be difficult. Our firm’s attorneys will help you through the process and do everything possible to obtain the compensation you need. Request additional information via our online form or call us today to book a consultation. We’re here to help injured passengers get what they deserve.
Holding Other Drivers Accountable
If another driver is responsible for your accident injuries, you can file a claim with their insurer. Liability is a complex subject, and it’s something victims shouldn’t have to think about after an accident. Let our attorneys help you get back on track. Call or email us today to learn how injured passengers can hold at-fault drivers accountable.
Insurance Coverage for Passengers’ Injuries
Of all aspects of an injury claim, insurance coverage is one of the hardest to handle. Injury attorneys handle the entire process so victims don’t have to worry about assessing coverage, negotiating with adjusters, and determining liability. Contact one of our injury attorneys to learn how to get the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Consult a Passenger Injury Lawyer Now
For injured passengers, the claim process goes a bit differently than it would for a driver. That’s why it’s so essential for passengers to have attorneys who understand Minnesota’s laws and associated procedures. We will work with the insurance companies so you don’t have to! To schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation online or in the office, contact us today.