I was a passenger in my sister’s car and we got into a car accident on Route 93 southbound near Methuen. The other driver was at fault and was issued a citation. I had to go to the emergency room after the accident and I still have back and neck pain. I’m in between jobs and haven’t signed up for COBRA health insurance. Who will pay my medical expenses and what legal steps do I now take?
You are entitled to receive Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits from your sister’s automobile insurance policy. PIP benefits are available to drivers and their occupants who are injured in an auto accident regardless of who was at fault for the accident and provides for the payment of up to $8,000 in medical expenses. In order to receive PIP benefits, it is necessary to bring a timely claim against the insurer of the vehicle in which you were a passanger and failure to do so my result in a loss of benefits. If your medical expenses exceed $8,000, then these expenses will need to be recovered from the operator of the vehicle who was a fault and/or their insurer.
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