Legal Options for Injured Passengers
Experienced Minot car accident lawyers explain your rights
The majority of the advice you will read online about legal options after an accident will be directed at the driver. But what about when you are the passenger and are injured in an accident?
In some cases, the driver may not even be injured, but the passenger is. That means that the driver might not bring a case, but the passenger should. Often, the driver’s insurance policy — whether the driver of the vehicle you were riding in or the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident — does not cover the passenger’s injuries or does not provide enough coverage for the full extent of medical treatment that is needed. If you are the passenger in any of these types of cases, it is important that you work with an experienced Minot accident lawyer to protect your legal rights and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses.
The Minot car accident lawyers at the Larson Law Firm help passengers get compensation for losses including:
Your medical care after an accident can go far beyond the checkup or hospital stay you have immediately following the accident. You could have injuries that require ongoing medical care or rehabilitative treatment. You could require multiple surgeries to resolve your injuries or to reconstruct your appearance. In the most severe cases, you could require ongoing home health aides, medications or medical equipment to help you enjoy the same quality of life. Our attorneys fight to get you the compensation to cover all of those expenses.
Your future medical care can often be a matter of debate, so we will work with the right experts to prove your needs beyond a reasonable doubt.
Your injuries may keep you out of work or may impact your ability to work in the future. You may even lose time from work for legal consultations and court appearances. Our attorneys will fight to get compensation that covers your lost wages and any future wages that you may lose as a result of the accident and your injuries.
Pain and Suffering
You may have nightmares for months after the accident, or you may become anxious or depressed as a result of your accident. You may have chronic pain that makes it hard for you to enjoy the same quality of life. Physical and mental pain and suffering can be included in your settlement, and our attorneys will fight to prove the extent of your losses to maximize your compensation.
An experienced Minot car accident lawyer from our firm will not only fight to get you the right settlement, but will also help to protect your legal rights. That will include guiding you through the legal process and conducting an investigation into the accident to prove liability. In some cases, that may mean showing that the person driving you was liable, which can be tricky if it is a friend or family member.
Call the skilled Minot accident lawyers at The Larson Law Firm today at (701) 839-1777, or fill out our secure online form to set up a free consultation. As a passenger in a car accident, you have legal rights, and we are ready to help you protect them.