Getting hurt when you are a passenger in someone else’s car can put you in an uncomfortable situation. You didn’t cause the crash which left you hurt, and you shouldn’t be responsible for your expensive medical bills. Yet, the person who caused your crash may be a friend or relative. It is possible to protect your relationship with the driver and get a fair recovery if you know your rights.
Car Accident Passengers: Protect Your Fair Recovery
After an accident, the money that a passenger may recover for past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages is unlikely to come from the driver’s personal bank account. Instead, passenger claims should be paid by the insurance company of the driver who caused the crash. If that driver is uninsured, a passenger’s own car insurance may pay for any injuries.
While insurance companies have contractual obligations to pay for passenger accident injuries, many insurance adjusters are going to do what they can to minimize your fair recovery, so the insurance company can maximize its profits.
To protect the fair recovery you deserve, it is important to understand who caused the crash, to notify the insurance company of your claim, to gather evidence about the crash and about your injuries, and to work with an experienced car crash attorney who will fight to protect your rights.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
Our experienced attorneys understand the position car accident passengers are in. We want to help you protect your relationship with the car driver and your right to fair compensation from the insurance company. Contact us today, and let us negotiate with the right insurance company on your behalf, so you get the recovery you deserve. We would be pleased to meet with you in our conveniently located Fairfax office. Simply call us, or reach out via this website today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.