What If I Was A Passenger In A Car Crash?
In 2019, there were 630,665 occupants of vehicles involved in crashes across Michigan, up 0.7% from the previous year. This includes not only drivers, but passengers as well. If you are injured in a car accident where you are not the driver, it can be confusing to figure out which insurance company is responsible for paying benefits. At a time where stress is running high, our skilled office can help you navigate the issues presented by being injured as a passenger in a Michigan car crash.
Different types of crashes can affect how you may be able to recover lost wages or medical expenses, among other damages. If you were a passenger in a single-vehicle crash, for example, you may be able to hold the driver responsible, depending on the situation. If you were a passenger in a vehicle crash involving another driver, you may be covered under personal injury protection (PIP) through Michigan’s “no-fault” system. In other situations where you may have been injured, such as bus, Uber/Lyft, an employer-provided vehicle, there may be some exceptions that apply, and it is best to consult with someone regarding making a claim.
We at MichiganLawsuit.com understand that figuring out how to proceed in these situations can be daunting, especially after suffering from injuries due to a crash. Give us a call, we can help.