A lot of people ask us every month, “What do I do if I’m injured in a wreck while I’m a passenger?” Simply put, if you are hurt in an accident as a passenger, you are probably in the best position to bring a claim. Why? Because you weren’t driving and therefore you have no fault in the incident! There are a few limited exceptions to this rule, but generally, you can take that rule to the bank!
When does the situation get more complicated?
When the driver of your vehicle is at fault (either partially or completely) and is a close friend or relative, that makes the situation a bit more complicated. Why? Because a lot of times, insurance companies are aware of your relationship to the driver and know you may not want to bring a claim against someone you are close with.
Good news! If you find yourself in this scenario, we have successfully handled similar cases and we have found ways to get clients the money they deserve in such situations.
If you have been a passenger in a wreck, call us today to discuss your options!
M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law specializes in helping victims and their families who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Since 2013, we have recovered millions for our personal injury clients. In the event of wrongful death, the family can seek compensation for the full value of the life that was lost, as well as damages to pay for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and much more.