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What Are Injured Passengers’ Rights After a Vehicle Collision?


When a vehicle collision occurs, the injuries may not be limited to the people behind the wheel. Also, the drivers involved in the crash do not have to be injured for passengers to pursue the financial compensation they deserve after being hurt in the same crash.

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our Las VegasNevada vehicle collision attorneys will provide the legal representation you need to understand how you — the passenger — can pursue financial results that ensure you receive the proper medical care while taking the time you need away from work to heal.

Who Is Responsible for Passengers’ Injuries After a Vehicle Collision in Las Vegas?

If you were a passenger who was hurt in a vehicle collision, you’re not at fault for the crash taking place — but you are still a victim of the injuries caused by the impact that requires expensive medical care.

The potential options in seeking recovery for your injuries as a passenger can include:

  • Making a claim against the policy of the driver or owner of the car you were riding in when the collision occurred either because the driver of your vehicle was at fault or because there are other coverages, such as medical payments coverage, that may be available to you.
  • Making a claim against the policy of the driver and/or owner of the other vehicle(s) who caused the collision

If your injuries are severe, and the driver’s liability policy does not provide sufficient coverage for your losses, you may need to make multiple claims. Insurance limits can play a large role in delaying your recovery, especially if there are multiple people injured in the crash.

In certain cases the insurance companies may disagree with which driver was at fault, which could delay how quickly you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. More likely, since insurance companies use proven tactics to avoid paying injury victims, chances are they may deny your claim outright.

Do not let them intimidate you, delay your financial recovery, or deny your claim altogether. Contact our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys today to get the help you need to produce results.

How Can Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen Help Simplify My Recovery Process?

Our Clark County and Las Vegas vehicle collision attorneys provide straightforward legal representation that places pressure on the insurance companies to either settle your case with the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries — or face us in court.

Moreover, we simplify the legal process, so no matter what type of vehicle you were a passenger in when the collision occurred, we will pursue the maximum amount from the operator or owner’s coverage, including:

We take the lead in communicating with the insurance companies, removing the time and energy it would take for our injured clients to get the recovery amount they deserve for their complete medical care, lost wages, and additional expenses that accompany their injuries.

If you were a passenger who was injured in a vehicle collision, do not allow the insurance company to delay or deny your financial recovery. Contact our experienced Las Vegas, Nevada personal injury lawyers at (702) 505-8115 today to learn more about your legal options, so you can focus on getting the medical care you deserve. 
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