Rights of Passengers in a Car Accident

Being in an auto accident can be a very scary time for anyone. It can be especially scary for passengers, since they have no control over the car. As a passenger, you also do not know how much insurance coverage the driver has, and if it will cover any injuries you sustained. In Las Vegas, passengers do have the right to compensation in a car accident to ensure they are protected.

Passengers have the right to seek payment for injuries, pain and suffering, and any expenses related to the accident, such as lost wages. In order to receive compensation, you must know who is at fault for the accident. If the accident is between one vehicle and another object, such as a tree, then that person is at fault for the accident, and the injury claim will be made to their insurance company.

In Nevada, in order to be at fault for an accident, a person must be found at least 51 percent responsible. After finding out who is at fault, most compensation claims will automatically be taken care of by the insurance company, but there are some instances that a lawsuit against the at-fault driver may be necessary.

If more than one passenger is injured in an accident, all of them would have to file for a claim against the negligent driver. If the total of the case is greater than what the insurance policy will cover, each person will have to settle with the insurance company for less than what their case is worth.

For all of your auto insurance coverage needs in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, contact All Nevada Insurance. We strive to provide the most comprehensive auto insurance to fit all of our client’s needs, all at the right price.