Unfortunately, traffic accidents are a frequent occurrence given the number of inexperienced, impaired or distracted drivers on the roads today. A passenger in a car involved in an accident can be seriously injured, even more so than the driver depending on where they are seated and whether they are wearing a seat belt. In some cases, costly medical treatment is necessary following an accident and injured passengers may want to explore ways in which he or she can get help.
The most obvious place to start is with the at-fault driver’s insurance company in order to get compensation for your injuries. Drivers are required to carry at least a minimum level of insurance by law and most insurance policies provide coverage not only for drivers, but also for passengers. However, not every driver is properly insured or may not have insurance at all. If a passenger is in an accident as a result of negligence by an uninsured or underinsured driver, the passenger still has additional avenues for compensation:
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