Buffalo car accidents do not always just involve the drivers of each vehicle. In some accidents, pedestrians and vehicle passengers are also injured. What should you do if you are a passenger in a Buffalo car accident? The actions you take immediately after a car accident can determine what type of compensation, if any, you will get.
New York State is a no-fault state that requires all motorists to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. The PIP coverage is what insurance companies use to pay some of your medical bills and lost wages. As a passenger in a car accident, any compensation you get would come from the no fault insurance carrier. In most cases, that will be the insurance carrier for the vehicle you were in at the time of the accident. However, every case is unique.
If you are the passenger in a Buffalo car accident, be sure that you get the insurance information for both the driver of the car you were in and the other driver. You should also get a copy of the police report and any witness information.
When there are passengers involved in a Buffalo accident, it is important to get all of your accident information to an attorney and make sure your claim is started as soon as possible.
Our firm has years of experience helping passengers in Buffalo car accidents to get the compensation for pain and suffering they need and deserve. If you have been the passenger in a Buffalo car accident and you suspect you were injured, get medical help and then come visit one of our car accident attorneys.