How We Protect Injured Passengers

Whether you are a passenger on public transport, in a taxi or in a privately owned vehicle such as a van, car or motorcycle, you may be able to make a personal injury claim if you are injured due to someone else's negligence or reckless driving.

There is a lot to sort out following a serious auto accident, including who was at fault. Police file a report, but insurance companies often conduct their own investigation and make their own conclusions, which do not always match the police report.

The legal team at Doehling Law in Grand Junction protects the rights of injured passengers. Our lawyers and staff will take care of every aspect of your legal claim to remove the stress and anxiety involved, so you can focus on recovering from the injuries you have suffered.

Work with our experienced team; call 970-628-3907 to set up a free initial consultation.

What Remedies Might Be Available?

Many passengers who are injured in accidents do not realize they can file a personal injury claim even if the driver of the vehicle they were riding in was at fault. Some people feel uncomfortable filing a claim against a friend or family member's insurance company, but the reality is that is what insurance policies are for.

If your injuries are severe, you may not be able to return to work immediately. Under Colorado law, you may be able to recover:

  • Economic damages: Medical costs, rehabilitation, loss of income and diminished earning capacity
  • Noneconomic damages: Impairment of a normal lifestyle, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering

If the at-fault driver was uninsured or underinsured, we will pursue all alternatives, including recovering compensation from the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding, or collecting from your own automobile insurance provider.

For clients who do not have adequate health insurance, our office can work with physicians to determine whether they will provide care for you on a lien basis. This means the medical bills will be held by the physician and paid out of settlement proceeds.

Learn How We Can Protect Your Interests

We offer a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your passenger injury case and recommend the best steps to take. Send us a message, or call 970-628-3907 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

For our clients' convenience, we have offices in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Montrose and Aspen.