Can a Passenger in a Car Accident File a Personal Injury Claim?
- October 12, 2018
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Being injured in a car accident as a passenger is a frightening experience. If you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident, it is imperative that you take the right steps to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries and damages.
You can file a personal injury claim if you were a passenger in a car accident. Filing a personal injury claim is usually easier for passengers because proving liability is not necessary for an injured passenger. However, the driver of the vehicle must go through the usual process of proving liability with their claim. To file a personal injury claim for an accident that involved two vehicles, the driver must prove that the other driver was liable. However, if the accident involves only a single car, the driver is almost always liable.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer can help you during the entire process and get you the compensation you deserve.
How to File a Passenger Personal Injury Claim
In a single-car accident, an injured passenger can only file a claim against the driver involved. If multiple vehicles are involved, getting insurance information for both drivers allows you to file a car accident claim with both insurance companies.
For example, in a rear-end accident, if you are a passenger and in the lead car, you cannot file a claim against the driver of that car because the rear driver was most likely liable.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident and you need an effective and experienced car accident lawyer, Rockland Injury Lawyers can help. Our car accident lawyers have been handling car accident cases for over 50 years. You can count on us to fight on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us at 845-709-8005 or 800-940-1799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.