Injured Passengers

Kingston Passenger Injury Experienced Attorney

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When we are passengers in a vehicle operated by someone else, we put our safety in his or her hands. Whether you are a passenger in a private car, taxi, train or bus, we are subject to the results of the driver’s actions. If the operator of the vehicle drove negligently causing your injuries, you may have to explore your legal options. crashes can be quite serious. They can leave you with serious injuries that can physically and financially burden you for years, if not the rest of your life. In auto accidents, at least one driver is at fault. If you were seriously injured as a passenger on public transportation as the result of the negligence of the operator of a bus or train, you may need to go through the complicated process of suing a municipality. If you need an attorney to guide you through your legal options and fight for fair compensation, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law. The firm has years of experience successfully handling incidents where the victim of serious injury was a passenger.  

Passenger injuries and no-fault insurance

If you were injured in a motor vehicle crash, you are covered under New York’s no-fault insurance coverage called personal injury protection (PIP). The driver’s insurance will cover medical bills and lost wages resulting from the accident. If your injuries are serious enough to surpass PIP coverage, you may need to consider your legal options. If you can prove the negligence of one of the drivers, you may be entitled to damages. If the accident involved multiple cars, the matter may be more complicated and the case could take quite a bit of time to resolve.

Passenger injuries and public transportation

If you were seriously injured on a bus or train, you have the right to sue for damages. You may have to sue a municipality, which is a more complicated matter. If you need to sue a municipality for damages, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days from the date of the incident. After the hearing, if the government finds validity to your claim, you may file a lawsuit within 1 year and 90 days from the date of the incident. The legal standard to prove negligence is quite high and it takes a skilled attorney to construct a good personal injury case.

Contact an Ulster County passenger injury lawyer

Passenger injuries can be a serious matter. If you are injured as a passenger and need to consider your legal options, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through your options and represent your interests in and out of court. Jeff Brody Injury Law has been a legal resource for the people of Kingston, Ulster County, and New York State for over 30 years. If you need a committed and passionate attorney to fight for your rights and see that you are justly compensated for your injuries, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law.