What Happens if You Were the Passenger in a Car Crash?

by Terry Bryant

Passengers in Car

Passengers in Car

If you were the passenger in a car crash, handling your claim can be very different than handling your driver’s claim. This is why it is important to consult with a board certified personal injury attorney to be sure your claim is handled properly.

A passenger in a car crash may be able to file a claim under the adverse driver’s auto insurance policy, his driver’s auto insurance policy, and his own auto insurance policy. In order to make that determination, you have to know which party was at fault for the accident and what kind of coverage each insurance policy affords to the passenger.

Although you cannot recover twice for the same accident-related expenses, one auto insurance policy may not be enough to cover all of your damages. Medical expenses and lost wages add up very quickly. It is best to have a professional evaluate the facts and circumstances of the incident to maximize your potential recovery from all available resources.

If you or anyone you know has been injured as a result of an auto accident, contact a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.