What Can Injured Passengers Recover?
An injured passenger may have more options for recovering compensation than a driver has after a car accident. Sources of recovery may include one or more of the following:
- Coverage by all insurance available to the driver of the vehicle that the passenger was riding in (including uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, if applicable)
- The ability to pursue compensation from the driver when the driver was negligent
- The ability to pursue compensation from any negligent individual or entity that caused conditions outside the car that led to the crash
- The passenger’s own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, if applicable
Passenger Injury and Passenger Rights
An in-depth investigation into the causes of the crash and mechanisms of injury is crucial to obtaining the full compensation available for your injuries. Preserving and documenting evidence is vital, and in almost all cases, this step cannot be delayed without risking damage, destruction or other alteration of important evidence.
If you were injured while riding as a passenger in the front or back seat of a car or truck, you likely need help determining who will pay your medical bills and replace your lost income. You may also be eligible to make a claim for compensation for your pain and suffering. A detailed investigation is a first step toward a vigorous pursuit of compensation. Konicek & Dillon has years of experience and a strong track record of results for our injured clients and their families. We welcome the opportunity to review your case and let you know how we can help.