Pennsylvania Passenger Accident Injury
If you have suffered a passenger injury while traveling in an automobile, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle, you are likely entitled to maintain a personal injury claim to recover damages suffered due to the negligence or recklessness of others. You may be entitled to recover damages against the driver of the vehicle in which you were a passenger, the driver of another vehicle involved in the collision, or other responsible parties. You may be surprised to learn that you would likely be entitled to recover damages even if you, as a passenger, were partially responsible for causing the accident. An expert personal injury lawyer can counsel you about your rights under Pennsylvania passenger injury law.
Personal injury claims such as these can be complex, involving many responsible parties, with responsibility shared between them under Pennsylvania’s rules of comparative negligence. The stakes are quite high, as passengers endure high medical bills, lost time at work, property damage and pain and suffering.
Whether your personal injury case is large or small, we understand how important your personal injury claim is to you. Our Lancaster, Pennsylvania based Passenger Injury Attorneys have successfully settled, and in appropriate circumstances, brought to trial literally hundreds of personal injury claims such as these. We have represented passenger injury plaintiffs successfully for more than 50 years and have won judgments for our clients well in excess of $1 million.
Our personal injury attorneys have experience with even the most complicated and convoluted passenger injury cases. If you sustained injuries while you were a passenger traveling in or on a car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or other vehicle, in or around Lancaster, central Pennsylvania or southeastern Pennsylvania, Haggerty & Silverman is prepared to assist you from beginning to end with your passenger injury claim. To determine whether or not you have a passenger injury case please complete our online personal injury case form and a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney will contact you promptly. Alternatively, we invite you to call a personal injury attorney at 888.243.4326 for a free consultation. If you have additional questions please utilize the free personal injury information center provided by the American Justice Network.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I sue the person I was driving with if injured in a car accident?
A: You can always file a claim if the driver of the car was negligent. If you have insurance, you may be covered for medical bills and wage loss. If you do not the insurance company of the person you were driving with may be responsible.
Q: What can I do if my insurance does not cover all of my injury costs?
A: You can file a claim for bodily injury benefits from the at-fault driver. If the driver does not have these benefits available, you can try to get benefits under the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on the policy of the person whose vehicle you were a passenger in.
Q: What can I do if I do not have insurance and I was injured in a motor vehicle accident that my friend was driving?
A: It is not uncommon to not have any type of personal injury insurance. You can always file a claim against the driver’s insurance company.
Q: Are there any exclusions when it comes to a passenger claiming benefits from another person’s personal injury coverage?
A: The answer to this is not clear cut but in many cases a passenger may not be covered if the vehicle was used without permission or he or she contributed to the injury i.e. caused harm to one’s self purposely or was injured while committing a felony.