Injured Passengers Have Rights Following Accidents
We Represent Passengers In Third-Party Claims
A passenger who is injured in a motor vehicle accident has the right to pursue compensation for medical costs, lost wages and all other damages that a driver may recover in a personal injury lawsuit. In fact, a passenger may have rights in some accidents where a driver has limited options or no case at all.
An example of this is when a passenger is injured in an accident in which the driver of the vehicle he or she was riding in is partly or wholly responsible for the accident. The injured passenger is entitled to seek full damages, while a driver who shares responsibility for an accident may be limited in what he or she can recover under Minnesota’s comparative fault law. If the driver is more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, no recovery is possible for that driver.
In addition, a passenger may have reason to file a lawsuit against all involved drivers. This is an important element if a passenger is seriously injured and one driver’s insurance does not cover the full amount of medical costs, lost wages and other damages.
A Lawyer Who Understands Complex Injury Claims
The legal team at Vukelich Law Firm, PLLC, understands the complex scenarios that affect personal injury claims. We take the time to explore every angle of a case to ensure we are pursuing every possible strategy for our clients.
Sometimes, passengers are reluctant to file a lawsuit against a friend or family member following an injury accident. It is important to emphasize that in most cases an insurance company and not a friend or family member will be funding any financial recovery. Insurance companies go to great lengths to minimize the amount they pay out to accident victims. We hold them accountable. Attorney John E. Vukelich has more than 40 years of experience in personal injury law.
Ready To Represent You
We want you to know your rights as an injured passenger. We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and explore your options with you during a free consultation. Call 218-461-9950 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.
We represent clients on the Iron Range and throughout Minnesota from our office in Duluth.