Omaha Passenger Injury Lawyer
Lost wages, disabilities, and even loss of enjoyment of life: that is the harsh reality facing many passengers involved in car accidents. More often than not, passengers suffer similar, if not more severe injuries than the drivers themselves. However, most passengers are unaware that they’re entitled to compensation for injuries they sustained in the crash.
Don’t face an overwhelming situation alone. By seeking our car crash attorneys, you have a much greater chance of receiving full payment for your injuries and losses.
As a passenger in a car accident, you may have a number of questions, such as:
- Am I entitled to compensation?
- Does my insurance protect me?
- Whose insurance company do I file a claim with?
Are Injured Passengers Entitled to Compensation?
A car accident is rarely the fault of the passenger, which means they are generally in a strong position to claim compensation. Passengers who are hurt in car accidents have an easier time in getting a settlement because they don’t need to worry about liability.
In a passenger accident, one of the drivers involved in the accident will be held responsible. Once liability is established, passengers will know which insurance company will be responsible for the claim.
Still, many car accidents involving passengers are often under-settled. Fortunately for injured passengers, there are a number of possible avenues for recovery of damages for the injuries and losses suffered in a car accident.
Injuries Suffered by Passengers in Car Accidents
The surprise impact of an accident can lead to serious types of car accident injuries. Soft–tissue injuries such as whiplash and other neck injuries are common in accidents involving passengers.
According to the law, serious injury may include the following:
- Severe disfigurement
- Loss of limbs
- Injuries resulting in wrongful death
- Loss/limitation of body functions
However, you don’t have to be a victim of serious injury to be entitled to compensation. Any injury can impact your life. If you are a passenger in a car accident and have been injured as a result, you have the right to make a claim for compensation.
Was the driver a family member or a close friend?
Being a passenger in a friend’s or relative’s car can bring up delicate issues. You may be hesitant to file a claim with a driver’s insurance company if that driver is a close friend or family member. What insurance companies don’t want passengers to know is that in most cases, the settlement that is recovered will be paid by the insurer, not the friend or relative who was driving.
Injured passengers are entitled to compensation from a variety of different areas. Depending on the circumstances of a case, an injured passenger may file a claim under:
- The insurance policy of the driver who caused the accident;
- The insurance policy of the owner of the car that caused the crash;
- The insurance policy of the driver of the car you were in;
- The insurance policy of the owner of the car you were in;
In all of those cases, an attorney will have to establish that the drivers and owners of the vehicles responsible for the accident are at fault.
How Inkelaar’s Law Attorneys Can Help
We do not act for insurance companies. We act only in the best interest of injured claimants to make sure that you receive the full amount of compensation and any entitled financial losses.
Based in Omaha, we are local attorneys who have worked closely with families and businesses in the region for decades. We have a full understanding of the personal injury legal issues that injured car accident victims must address.
If you were in injured in a vehicle while you were a passenger, you may be entitled to compensation.
Find out about your legal rights today, FREE: Call 1-877-537-4665 or contact us online now.