You can be hurt just as badly as a driver if you are traveling as a passenger and the vehicle that you are both riding in crashes. Thankfully, like an injured driver, you are allowed to claim compensation as a passenger for your injuries and other losses you suffered as a result of the collision.
Below are some of the different types of compensation that you may be able to claim as a passenger as a result of a car accident.
Compensation for your injuries
As a result of your injuries, you can make a claim to help you with the costs that have resulted from that harm and any that may result from your harm moving forward, such as ongoing medical care.
These costs can build up quickly so seeking compensation can really help with paying for losses resulting from your crash.
Losses due to being unable to work
It may be the case that your injuries leave you unable to carry out your job. While this situation may only last for a couple of days, for some people it can be months. You can claim compensation for your loss of earnings as a result of the accident, which can help to offset the wages you’re losing as you recover from your injuries.
Finding out what you can claim in the wake of an accident can help to ensure that you receive all of the compensation you’re rightfully owed under the circumstances. Working with an attorney can help to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the claims process.