As a driver in a car accident, you're pretty clear on what you have to do and how to seek out compensation for your injuries. What do you do if you're a passenger, though? Passengers are in a unique position because they were hurt in another person's vehicle as well as by being hit by someone else.
Whether you're on a bus or train, taxi or privately-owned vehicle, you may be able to make a personal injury claim when you get hurt thanks to someone else's dangerous driving. To do so, you need to determine a few things. First, who was at fault for the crash? If the other vehicle's driver was, you may be able to seek compensation through that driver's insurance.
Did you know that if the driver you were riding with was at fault, you may still be able to seek compensation for your injuries? It's possible that you could seek compensation from the driver's insurance company. While that may feel uncomfortable since it was a friend or family member driving, don't worry; insurance policies are there for that exact reason -- so you don't have to get the money from your friends and family directly.
After you've been injured, you may be entitled to several kinds of compensation under Colorado law. Economic damages, which include medical costs, loss of income and diminished income capacity, cover your immediate needs. Non-economic damages are different. They compensate you for the impairment of a normal life, for mental stress and anguish and for your pain and suffering. Visit our comprehensive website to learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to.