There are few things worse than sustaining an injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another. Unfortunately, these cases are even further complicated when a passenger is injured in an auto accident, as they likely know and are friends/relatives of the person driving. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Manhattan car accident attorney to learn more about injured passenger accidents and how we can help if you’re a victim. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Do I have to sue my friend if I was injured as a passenger in a car accident?
The first thing you should understand is that the person who caused the accident is the person you’ll sue. So, if you were injured in a car accident as a passenger but another motorist on the road caused the accident, you’ll likely sue that driver for compensation. However, if your car accident was caused by the driver of your vehicle, you won’t be suing the driver specifically. Instead, you’ll sue the driver’s insurance company. This is why all motorists carry insurance.
What should I do to increase my chances of winning a car accident injury claim?
If you’re injured in an accident, you should do your best to document the facts surrounding it, which can drastically improve your chances of recovering financial compensation in the long run. You should always immediately call the police, gather witness contact information, take pictures of the scene of the accident, and seek medical treatment. You should also make it a point to keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should retain the services of a knowledgeable and dedicated personal injury lawyer who can gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your car accident claim. If you have any further questions about your potential claim and how our firm can help, please don’t hesitate to give the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny a call today.
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