Passengers and Massachusetts Auto Accidents
Passengers involved in Massachusetts auto accidents, who sustain injuries, face two main issues. First, how do medical bills get paid? Passengers who are involved in Massachusetts auto accidents will have up to $8000.00 in medical bills and lost wages paid under Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. The injured passenger would make a claim for PIP benefits under the automotive insurance policy purchased by the owner of the vehicle in which the passenger was injured. It is important to claim PIP benefits immediately after the accident, as there is a short window to claim such benefits.
The second issue facing passengers involved in Massachusetts auto accidents is how to pursue a bodily injury claim. This claim will be made against the driver who was at fault for the accident. If the driver of the vehicle in which you were a passenger caused the accident, then you would make your bodily injury claim against his/her policy. On the other hand, if the Massachusetts auto accident was caused by the negligence of a third-party, then you would make a bodily injury claim with that driver’s insurance company.
Feel free to contact me with any Massachusetts personal injury questions you may have.