If you have been injured in a car accident as a passenger, you face not only medical problems, but complex legal issues as well. You may be seeking compensation from multiple sources. If you were riding with a friend or family member, you might have reservations about taking legal action against that person (actually, his or her insurance company.)
Passenger injury claims are complex and should be handled by an experienced personal injury attorney. At Markey Law, we have extensive experience handling passenger injury claims and can guide you through this complex legal terrain. Our car accident lawyers are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need to make it through this difficult time.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 321-631-0758 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Brevard County car passenger injury attorney.
“What If My Friend Or Family Member Was At Fault?”
It’s natural to be averse to suing a friend or family member if his or her negligence caused the accident. Remember, however, you are suing that person’s insurance company, not the individual him or herself. That’s why people buy insurance — to protect themselves and others in the event of an accident.
If you have suffered an accident injury and are left with medical bills, wage loss and other hardships, you need to pursue all available sources of compensation. Our personal injury lawyers can help you explore all of the options available to you so you can make the decisions that are right for you and your loved ones.
Passenger Injury: Case Result
Injuries to passengers in automobile accidents can be a confusing proposition. One of our professional clients was a passenger in a car along with two other co-workers on their way to lunch when they were rear-ended by another driver. Our client had questions about worker’s compensation coverage, medical bills, and lost wages. He was also concerned about the possibility of having to sue the driver of the car in which he was riding. In addition, after several months an injury that began as a minor whip-lash soon deteriorated into an extremely painful neck condition that would not respond to therapy or pain management treatments.
Ultimately the injury and chronic pain became so unbearable that surgery became the best option. Our research and experience enabled us to identify insurance coverage available to the car passengers through their own policies and that of the driver totaling One Million Dollars. We were then able to obtain a settlement for our client that was large enough to pay nearly Two Hundred Thousand Dollars in medical bills yet still put nearly the same amount in his pocket. Best of all he is now fully recovered, pain-free, and back to work. As important, our client was relieved to learn that in virtually all cases the insurance companies pay these claims, not the individual driver.