Motor Vehicle Accidents
Champaign Attorneys for Car Accident Claims by Injured Passengers
When you are a passenger in a car or another type of vehicle, you have no control over the actions of the driver or over other people on the road. When you are injured as a passenger in a car accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help, especially if the driver of the car is at fault and he or she is a friend of yours. The fact is, even injuries that seem minor initially can still cost thousands of dollars in medical expenses and as a passenger, you are entitled to recover compensation from those who are at fault.
At the law firm of Frederick & Hagle, our Champaign lawyers have been helping injured victims pursue the compensation they need and deserve since 1975. We are prepared to put our decades of experience to work for you.
Who Is Responsible for Your Medical Bills and Other Losses?
Many people believe that passengers in cars somehow have limited legal options when it comes to recovering compensation for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. The fact is, you have just as much a right to compensation as the drivers who are involved in the accident. You may be able to pursue compensation from the driver of the other vehicle or, if it was a single car accident, from the driver of the car you were riding in.
If a friend who was driving is responsible for the accident, you may be reluctant to pursue legal action against him or her. It is important to remember that his or her insurance company is likely on the hook for any car accident claims by injured passengers, and he or she will not have to pay out of his or her pocket for your expenses.
In addition, if a driver’s insurance policy does not cover the full extent of your damages, you may be able to recover additional compensation under any uninsured/underinsured motorist claims that you may have under your own insurance policy. Our attorneys will thoroughly review your case and explain all of the options available to you.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers
If you were injured as a passenger in an Illinois motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us online or call us toll free at 1-800-642-1227 to schedule a free initial consultation. If you are unable to make it to our offices due to your injuries, we can also visit you at home or in the hospital.