What If I Was Injured as a Passenger in a Missouri Vehicle Collision?

At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis car accident attorney knows there is a lot of blame to go around after a Missouri vehicle collision. While one driver blames the other at the scene, the depth of the finger pointing will go much further, especially when determining who is liable for the other’s injuries.

This is an argument insurance company representatives are seasoned in disputing, which is why people who are hurt in traffic collisions turn to personal injury attorneys to produce results.

But what happens when you were a passenger, and do not have an insurance company in the fight?

We can help.

Passengers are entitled to pursue financial recovery for their injuries too and are often in a better position to do so than either of the drivers.

Here is why.

Passengers are Not at Fault for Vehicle Collisions in Missouri

In most Missouri traffic collisions, passengers are sitting helplessly in the vehicle, vulnerable to any negligent actions that occur on the roadways they are traveling on.

When a crash with injuries occurs, our Missouri laws allow the negligent driver to be held liable for the passenger’s injuries.

That may include:

  • The driver of the car the passenger is traveling in
  • The driver of a third-party vehicle that collided with the car the passenger was in
  • Both drivers when they are comparatively negligent

When passengers are injured in a vehicle that is owned or operated by a friend or family member and it can be proven the driver of the vehicle they were in was at fault they may be apprehensive to pursue someone they love for their financial recovery.

However, the injured person needs to know that they are not pursuing the individual for the financial compensation they need to pay their expenses. It is their insurance company that is responsible for the damages.

To ensure you are pursuing the insurance policy or policies that will fully compensate you for each of your recovery needs, contact our skilled car accident attorney in St. Louis today to discuss your case during a free consultation.

What Type of Damages Can I Recover Through an Injured Passenger Claim in Missouri?

At The Gogel Law Firm, our experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer outlines each of our client’s cases to ensure we leave no detail to change when it comes to their financial recovery needs.

Each of our client’s injuries will dictate the type and length of medical care they will need, which will help build their case to achieve the maximum financial outcome.

That may include pursuing the negligent party’s insurance company for our client’s:

  • Past and future medical costs and expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
  • Disability or loss of normal life
  • Physical, mental, and emotional distress

Contact Our Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis at  The Gogel Law Firm

If you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident in Missouri, contact our dedicated personal injury attorney in St. Louis today and allow us to review your case by calling (314) 370-8173 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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St. Louis, MO 63141

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