Should a passenger file a personal injury claim after a car accident? Absolutely, yes, injured passengers almost always have a claim in Kentucky. Generally speaking, a passenger cannot be liable for the collision and associated injuries. However, the process of filing a successful personal injury claim can be a bit different for a passenger than it would be for a driver.
In most cases, a passenger in a motor vehicle accident involving two or more vehicles will file a claim against every driver associated with the accident. As an injured passenger, it is prudent to seek and write down the insurance information for all drivers. Kentucky is a comparative fault state, and the fault may lie with either of the drivers or all of them to the extend of their respective level of fault.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC understand the nature of the relationship you may have with the driver of the vehicle in which you were traveling. Recovering for your injuries is an insurance case, and our skilled trial attorneys have a proven track record of success in passenger injury cases. We work to preserve underlying personal relationships while seeking the full and fair compensation our clients deserve from responsible insurance companies.
Should a passenger file a personal injury claim after a car accident even if they are close to the driver who may be primarily responsible for the accident? The simple answer is yes. That is what insurance is for. You have suffered injuries and the attorneys at HLH work to ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your case so that you have the resources to cover all of your expenses as well as compensation for having to endure your injuries and recovery.
HLH invites you to review the recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact us or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation. You will speak personally with an experienced personal injury attorney with decades of experience. Learn about the steps which need to be taken to manage your injury claim.