How do I know whether the insurance company offered me fair settlement?
Passengers have the same right to file a personal injury lawsuit as does the driver of the vehicle they were in. That said, there is no set amount for what a passenger can expect in compensation for injuries sustained in an accident. Numerous factors can play a part in the possible compensation. The average settlement amount varies based on the severity of the injuries sustained and the amount of insurance the at-fault driver has.
In car accidents where the injuries are minor, a claimant may receive approximately $3,000-$10,000. If the injuries are much more severe, passengers could recover up to $1 million (including damages for pain and suffering).
In most instances, to file a passenger claim, it helps to have legal representation to assist you. Reach out to the attorneys at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini to go over the details of your case and what compensation you may be entitled to.
Pennsylvania auto insurance provides a minimum of $15,000 coverage for a single person injured in a crash. However, it may only offer $30,000 in total coverage for everyone injured in a crash – like the driver and passenger. That may mean splitting benefits with the driver and other passengers. This can reduce the amount of compensation received.
Each case is different, the injuries vary in severity, and everyone’s insurance is different. That makes it virtually impossible to figure out a potential claim for damages before discussing a case with the experienced car accident attorneys at Melaragno, Placidi & Parini.
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