Can I File a Claim for Being a Passenger in a Car Accident?

When a passenger sustains an injury during a car accident, they are entitled to compensation for medical expenses and related damages. In some cases, a claim can be filed with the responsible driver’s insurance company. In others, a personal injury attorney may be needed to determine who is liable and pursue compensation through legal action as well.

The best way to find out if, as a passenger, you have a right to file suit following a car accident, is through a private, one-on-one consultation with Jonathan Sar or Sean Leventhal. During this free consultation, we will listen closely to your experience, provide honest information about your rights, and help you understand all of your options.

Call us at 720.667.3030 to set up your complimentary consultation today.

Determining Liability

With car accidents, the party responsible for the accident is typically held responsible for all related damages. In cases where liability is clear, this process may be simple, but more often than not, fault can prove difficult to establish.

At Leventhal Sar LLC, we take time to thoroughly investigate car accidents. This may include a comprehensive review of relevant records, working with accident reconstruction experts, and any other steps deemed necessary to determine who caused the accident. With this information, we can begin to build your case and seek the compensation you are due.

If fault is shared, multiple parties can be held accountable for car accident damages. In these cases, claims may need to be filed with several different insurance companies. However, without assistance, this process can quickly become overwhelming and is often unsuccessful. It is important to remember that insurance companies are not in the habit of making large payments to victims of injury. It is often necessary to have a lawyer on your side who is willing to fight for your rights even if it means taking a case to trial – although most of these claims are settled out of court.

What Damages Can I Seek?

As a passenger injured in a car accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for:

  • All current and future medical expenses related to the accident
  • Wages lost during recovery or due to permanent disability
  • Any adaptive technologies that will be required for you to function
  • Modifications to your home made necessary by your injury
  • Any other expenses related to your accident
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering that have resulted from your accident

Insurance companies may pay for your medical expenses if you are persistent and keep on top of your claims. The only way to seek compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering, however, is with the help of a car accident lawyer. It is always a good idea to discuss your case with an attorney before attempting to settle with an insurance company. You may be entitled to significantly more compensation than your initial insurance offer.

Call Leventhal Sar LLC at 720.667.3030 to schedule your complimentary case review at our Cherry Creek office. We serve victims of serious injury living in Denver, surrounding Metro communities, and throughout Northern Colorado.

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