Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for Injured Passengers
As a passenger injured in an automobile accident, there are multiple avenues to pursue for compensation for your injuries and expenses. It may be possible to file a claim against the policy of driver of the car in which you were riding, against the policy of the driver of any other automobile involved in the crash, or against your own policy.
If you, as a passenger, were injured in an automobile accident and the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding was determined to be at fault, you have a limited legal right to file a claim against the driver's liability insurance. The limiting factor is the relationship between driver and passenger. If the driver and passenger are related, the passenger is considered an injured person under liability insurance concepts and is therefore unable to file a liability claim against the related driver's insurance.
There is the potential that you may be able to file multiple claims. In many instances, the at fault driver's liability policy limits may not be enough to cover your medical costs. If this is the case, you may file a claim against the policy of another driver involved in the accident. In any case, you cannot recover an amount greater than that which your claim is worth.
Your Medical Bills Won't Wait
If you've filed a third party claim but have substantial medical bills as a result of the accident and are waiting for the insurer to process your claim, you may be able to file a claim for medical payments. You have the right to file for medical payments under your own automobile policy. Any third party settlement would be reduced by any amounts you may receive from your own policy.
Our Passenger Injury Experience
As you can see, passenger injury cases can quickly become complex and confusing. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side is quite often the only way to protect your rights. We have the experience and resources to help you get the compensation you need to recover.
Attorney Nathan Hughey formerly worked as an insurance defense attorney. He knows the tactics they will use to delay your claim or diminish your compensation. He will fight aggressively on your behalf with strategies that are creative and effective. Contact us online or call 843-881-8644 or 877-811-8644 toll-free today to arrange a free initial consultation of your case. We care and we are ready to help you seek justice for your injuries.
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