Your Rights as an Injured Passenger in Michigan
More often than not, any passenger injured in a motor vehicle is considered
free of liability, unless they committed an overt act that distracted
the driver, or in any other way contributed to the accident. Therefore,
as a passenger you may have a claim against all negligent parties, which
can include the driver of the car you were riding in when the accident
occurred, as well as the drivers of other vehicles involved. In addition,
because Michigan is a no-fault state, passengers injured may be entitled
to no-fault insurance benefits.
No-fault insurance benefits include several types of benefits including
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Attendant care (in-home nursing care)
- Replacement services (help with household services)
Passengers may be able to prevent or minimize injuries by wearing their
seatbelt at all times. Although front seat passengers often suffer more
serious injuries versus back seat passengers, it is still wise to always
wear your seatbelt no matter where you are sitting in the vehicle. And
of course, refrain from distracting the driver while behind the wheel.
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The attorney that you choose for your passenger injury claim can mean the
difference between receiving a fair settlement or no settlement at all.
Our Detroit personal injury attorneys are not only experienced at helping
clients obtain the maximum settlement for their pain and suffering, but
also ensuring that they receive the no-fault benefits they are entitled
to. We will be working on your side every step of the way so that you
get full compensation and can focus on your recovery. Evidence disappears
quickly and there are strict time limitations in Michigan to file a claim,
which is why it is important that you do not wait to file a claim.