Passenger Injuries

What To Do If You Are Injured In An Accident As A Passenger

Being in a car accident can be scary and emotional, especially if you are a passenger. If you are injured due to someone else's negligence, you can recover compensation, but it is not always easy to determine who is supposed to pay. At Chiariello & Chiariello, we help people in Queens and all over New York deal with the aftermath of car accidents.

Our lawyers have been helping people injured in accidents file claims for over 50 years. We will take the time to go through the entire event with you and get all the facts. We will talk with you about all your options and help you make the best decision to defend your rights.

I Was Injured In A Car Accident As A Passenger. What Are My Options?

If you are in a car accident as a passenger, you have a couple of options to recover compensation.

File A Claim With The Other Driver's Insurance

Your first option is to file a no-fault benefit claim in New York with the other driver's insurance. Depending on the injuries in the accident, you may not recover enough to cover all of your expenses. Another obstacle with this route is that it may be difficult to prove fault for the accident. This could lead to a long legal hassle.

File A Claim With The Driver Of The Car You Were In

This option allows you to recover damages through the driver's insurance. The driver may file a personal injury protection (PIP) or medical payments claim, which covers the damages of all passengers in the car. The other option is to file a claim against the insurance policy.

File A Claim With Your Car Insurance

Although you were not driving, you do have the option to file a claim with your own car insurance. However, filing such a claim may cause your rates to raise. Depending on the injuries, you can also use your health insurance.

Injured In An Accident As A Passenger? We Can Help.

Being injured in a car accident can be scary and sometimes traumatizing. Give our attorneys a call today at 888-692-1540 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We represent clients in Queens, Long Island and all of New York.