Attorney for accidents with passenger injury
If you or your spouse, parent, grandmother, or child was a passenger in a vehicle when an accident occurred, you could collect compensation for injuries suffered during the collision.
At the Morrin Law Office, our attorney for accidents with passenger injury claims can represent you in Kentucky. Our law firm handles personal injury cases involving automobile accidents. We can investigate your situation to collect evidence and strategize to recover your health and fair compensation.
Vehicle passengers can also receive compensation from the liable party
When determining fault in an automobile accident, a law enforcement officer might question both drivers to determine what caused the accident. Later, an investigation might find a party related to the at-fault driver also has liability for the accident, such as a trucking company to one of its drivers.
The innocent driver can then pursue compensation from the at-fault or liable party to recover their damages. However, what happens to passengers who were also injured in the accident but weren’t driving?
In Kentucky, passengers of these vehicles can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit and recover compensation if they sustained injuries in an accident:
- Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare vehicles
- Public transportation, such as buses or trains
- Taxis or limousines
- Private automobiles
The liable party may have to compensate all vehicle occupants whose injuries they caused. A Kentucky injury attorney from the Morrin Law Office will review your accident report to identify the liable party, then notify them that you will pursue compensation for your injuries.
Our firm will calculate the value of the damages you qualify to pursue
Passengers generally do not hold liability for accidents where they suffer injuries since they were not driving at the time of the collision. If you decide to seek compensation from the at-fault or liable party in your collision, you could recover various damages.
If your injuries required medical treatment, you could submit your invoices and medical records to prove their value and request compensation for these expenses:
- Emergency room treatment
- Hospitalization and inpatient services
- Doctor’s appointments
- Diagnostic tests, such as bloodwork and X-rays
- Physical therapy
If your injuries are ongoing or permanent, you could also demand compensation for future expenses. Your Kentucky personal injury lawyer will estimate your future damages, which may involve consulting an expert witness.
In some cases, the passenger might own the damaged vehicle, such as a parent supervising their adolescent’s driving or a person who switched driving shifts with a friend during a long journey. In other cases, the passenger’s property might have sustained damage in the accident, such as their cellphone or laptop.
Property damages can include costs to repair or replace a vehicle or the broken items. We will file claims against the appropriate liable policies to recover as much property damage as possible.
Pain and suffering
As a passenger, you could also receive non-economic damages related to your physical and emotional injuries:
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability, including vision or hearing loss
- Physical disfigurement, including scarring
- Emotional distress, including psychological trauma
- Diminished quality of life
These damages must be assigned a financial value. We will explain how we estimate these values during a free consultation.
If your injuries were extensive enough that you needed to take extended time off from work to receive medical treatment or physically recover, you could claim compensation for the income you lost during this time. This category includes salary or wages and benefits and pension contributions associated with your income, if applicable.
If you are still recovering from your injuries or are not expected to make a sufficient recovery to return to your work position, you can claim for:
- Future loss of income
- Reduced earning potential
A Kentucky passenger injury lawyer from the Morrin Law Office will lead your case
- Review the crash report to identify the liable party.
- Investigate your accident to collect additional information not found in the crash report and evidence that can support your case, such as surveillance footage.
- Handle communications with the other party’s insurance company or legal team.
- Calculate your damages and demand compensation on your behalf.
- Fill out legal paperwork, including claims with all liable insurance policies.
- Negotiate a settlement deal or present your case in court.
Resources that can give you insight into your accident case
Also, feel free to download our Morrin Law Injury Help App. It can help you collect crucial information about your case. For example, if you were in an accident on I-75, just off the Barnes Mill Road exit, the app can automatically detect the collision and alert your emergency contacts. You also can record your recovery in the Pain Journal, among other features.
Kentucky’s statute of limitations sets the window for filing your case
When you work with our law firm, you will learn right away that you have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit.
In Kentucky, Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 304.39-230(6) sets a general two-year period for plaintiffs to file personal injury cases regarding their automobile accident. This date generally begins either from the date of the accident or when the last personal injury protection (PIP) insurance payment was made. Certain exceptions apply, so we will inform you whether your case’s filing deadline differs from the general one.
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If you were a passenger inside a vehicle and suffered injuries in an accident, an attorney from the Morrin Law Office can help you pursue compensation. In cases involving accidents with a passenger injury, passengers can seek damages like medical expenses and income loss.
For a free consultation, call (859) 358-0300 today. Our injury professionals can review your case to see what legal options are available to you.