Passenger Injuries in Car and Truck Accidents
Salt Lake City Personal Injury Lawyers
If You Are Injured as a Passenger in a Vehicle in Utah
Passengers who are injured in auto accidents in Utah are covered by the no-fault insurance of the person they were riding with. Secondly, they can pursue a negligence claim against the person who was at fault in the collision, whether that was the person they were riding with or the driver of the other car.
At the law office of Rasmussen & Miner in Salt Lake City, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about no-fault insurance, medical treatment, lost wages, disability or any other issue related to your accident.
For injured passengers, Utah no-fault insurance pays up to $3,000 in medical expenses with no co-pays or deductibles. Our lawyers will file your no-fault claim at no charge, just to ensure that you receive the medical treatment you are entitled to. Learn more about how Utah no-fault auto insurance works.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim Against the Negligent Driver
After no-fault insurance has paid $3,000 in medical expenses, you can file a personal injury claim against the person who was at fault in the accident (this can be done immediately if you have suffered a permanent injury). Even if you were riding with a family member who caused the accident, you may still file an injury claim to make sure that you can obtain what is necessary to make you whole again.
Some people are hesitant to file injury claims against friends or family members. However, you are not doing anyone a favor by not pursuing a claim. The insurance company of the driver has taken a premium and assumed the risk. If you don’t file a claim, you are only helping the insurance company.
You were not at fault for the accident. As a result, you are entitled to full compensation for all of the damages you have suffered as the result of an accident:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injury
Find out more about these motor vehicle accidents:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Trucking accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
Free Attorney Consultation
Come in with questions, leave with confidence that your passenger injury case will be handled properly. Call (801) 363-8500 or fill out the contact form on this website to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our Salt Lake City office.