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Representation for Car Accident Passengers

If you or a loved one have been injured as a passenger in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, it is important that you understand that you have just as much a right to compensation as the driver. Whether the crash was caused by the driver of the vehicle you were in or a third party, you may be able to pursue compensation for the harm you suffered.

At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we are here to help you and your family get through this difficult time. We truly care about assisting you through the complex steps involved in the personal injury lawsuit.

Our Burlington personal injury lawyer has more than a decade of experience in the field, allowing us to represent you effectively in your claim for compensation. Contact the legal team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. today at (781) 262-3338.

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Compassionate Legal Guidance through the Claim Process

Our firm has offices in Boston, Methuen, and Burlington, and we handle cases throughout Massachusetts. When you come to one of our offices, you will find an attorney who is willing to sit down with you, go over the details of your case, and help you through this trying time. That means that your questions will be answered promptly and your concerns will be addressed in a timely manner.

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Protecting Your Right to Compensation

In the passenger injury cases we have represented, there is one concern that comes up frequently. You may want to know how your case will impact the driver of the vehicle you were a passenger in, especially if that driver was a friend or family member. We want you to understand that the driver has auto accident insurance specifically for these situations. The compensation we will seek for you will typically come from the responsible driver’s insurance company.

After an accident, your focus should be on getting yourself treatment. No matter who was at fault of the accident, your life could be drastically changed. You will need to get medical treatment and follow through with all requirements by your doctor, take time off work to fully recover, and, if you were seriously injured or disabled, potentially look for a new career. If you have a family to take care of, then pursuing compensation is not only in your best interest, but theirs as well.

Remember, you could merely have been an innocent bystander in this accident. Even if you shared some fault for the accident, that does not mean you do not deserve proper compensation for the injuries you have sustained. This doesn’t just mean hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions, but also can mean receiving compensation from multiple insurance policies.

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Filing Claims Against Multiple Policies

In some cases, your accident may have involved your driver and an object like a building, the center divider, or a streetlight. Even though no other driver was involved, you can still seek compensation from your driver’s insurance policy to help you recover. You may also file a claim with your own auto insurance coverage, which does cover you when you are in other vehicles.

Additionally, in cases involving multiple vehicles, you have a right to seek compensation from all parties that were involved. This is important in Massachusetts, where the minimum required liability coverage for a passenger include:

  • $20,000 per person in an accident and $40,000 in total
  • $8,000 in total for Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

After an accident, you can file a claim for PIP, which will cover medical bills and lost wages in conjunction with your health insurance. This policy does not take into account fault, meaning you should receive coverage even if your driver caused the accident due to negligence. However, it does not include pain and suffering.

However, depending on the vehicle you are in, your injuries may be extensive. Larger trucks can severely injure occupants of smaller passenger cars and even 15-passenger vans have statistically shown that there are major risks to occupants in an accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you are left with chronic pain or disabled following a traffic collision with another vehicle, the single $20,000 policy limit may not be enough to cover all the costs you have suffered. This is why you have the option to file a claim against other drivers, especially if they were at fault, to ensure you receive the maximum compensation available to you. You may be limited by the amount of fault applied to each driver.

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Representing Passengers in Serious Auto Accidents

A traffic collision can lead to major consequences for your life, from piles of medical bills to continuous pain and debilitating injuries, especially for passengers. You were merely an occupant and had little to no control over the events of the accident. You do not deserve to suffer because of someone else’s bad decisions. Instead, you should seek out every source of compensation available to you to ensure you can recover with little to no stress.

The Burlington car accident attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. have the expertise and knowledge to thoroughly investigate your accident, determine liability, and pursue the maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to secure sound legal advice after a car accident.

Please call us now at (781) 262-3338 if you would like to set up a free case evaluation to discuss the details of your case.

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