What Are My Rights as an Injured Passenger in a Car Accident?

Accident victims know more today than they did twenty years ago. They know when to call the police, notify their insurance companies, and even call a personal injury lawyer for advice.

But many people don’t understand that the rights of injured passengers are comparable to the rights of injured drivers. Passengers who understand their rights and the personal injury process should call a car crash lawyer to achieve better settlement results.

As a Passenger, You Have a Right to Compensation

Passengers have the same rights to be paid for their injuries as drivers. Malzahn Law, Ltd. is a car accident law firm that can help you file a lawsuit if the responsible driver’s insurance company refuses to pay.

  • Lost Wages – Minnesota law allows accident victims to recover lost wages when someone else was responsible for their injuries.
  • Compensation for Medical Bills – You can seek compensation for injuries such as doctor’s bills, emergency services, surgical expenses, diagnostic tests, in-patient care, medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, among others.
  • Pain and Suffering and Non-Economic Damages – Minnesota law provides for the recovery of pain and suffering and other non-economic damages, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of society and companionship, inconvenience, and loss of reputation.

A commonly asked question is whether an injured passenger should call a car accident law firm. A better question would be what can happen if you don’t contact a car accident attorney. An experienced car accident law firm can collect the evidence needed to prove your case and fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Contact Mark W. Malzahn at 763-421-2160. Mr. Malzahn understands Minnesota accident laws and the complexities of passenger injuries.

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