Complex Insurance Issues Arise in Car, Bus and Motorcycle Accidents
In Minnesota, many people injured in an automobile or bus accident may have legal rights they didn’t even know about. Under the law, a person injured through the use or maintenance of a motor vehicle can pursue “no-fault” coverage. The first question is what the law defines as a motor vehicle? For instance, a motorcycle is not considered to be a motor vehicle. The second question is what “use or maintenance” of a motor vehicle means? If you’ve been injured in a car or bus accident, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to find out what rights may be available to you and how to access the insurance coverage. While a motorcycle may not be a motor vehicle, no-fault coverage can still apply to certain occupants.
Bus accident cases can also present unique challenges. If you have been injured while a passenger on a bus, you may have legal rights for medical and wage loss coverage under your own automobile insurance – even when your car is parked at home or at the park and ride! In fact, the law requires that a bus passenger pursue automobile coverage under a private plan as a priority.
While the phrase “no-fault” seems simple – many complexities exist when navigating the insurance system.
Contact Cory Whalen for your legal needs and for any questions following a car or bus accident.