Car accidents can be devastating. There are many different types of injuries that a person can experience in an accident. From bruising to whiplash to more severe injuries like broken bones and head trauma, the damage caused by car accidents can change a person’s life forever. Accidents don’t just affect the drivers involved, they also affect passengers too.
Passengers who are injured in an accident are entitled to compensation to pay for expenses related to pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. If you have been injured as a passenger, there are legal options available to you that can provide financial support for your injuries.
What to Do If You Are an Injured Passenger
If you have suffered an injury as a passenger, you will need to determine who is at fault for the accident. When you are a passenger, determining fault is a bit different than if you were driving. This is because the person at fault can be the other accident party or the driver of the car you were a passenger in. Get the contact and insurance information from the other driver and the driver of the vehicle you were in at the time of the accident.
You can file an injury claim against one or both drivers involved in the accident. However, if you are related to the driver, you might not be able to file a personal injury claim. This is because most insurance policies cover passengers who are related to the driver. If there are multiple passengers in the vehicle, each one will need to file an individual claim against the driver or drivers at fault.
Are you a passenger who suffered an injury during an accident? Contact The Law Offices of David Henderson to speak an Anchorage personal injury attorney today.