What Should I Do if I’m Injured as a Passenger in My Friend’s Car?

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What Should I Do if I’m Injured as a Passenger in My Friend’s Car?

There are few things more frightening than being involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents happen every day in New York City, and if you were injured in a car accident as a passenger, you are most likely unsure of what to do. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Brooklyn car accident lawyer to learn more about car accidents and how our legal team can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:

What happens if I’m injured as a passenger in my friend’s car?

Oftentimes, when someone is injured in a car accident, they will sue the liable party to recover the compensation they need to heal. However, if you were injured as a passenger in your friend’s car and your friend was responsible for the accident, you most likely are unsure of what to do. On one hand, you don’t want to sue your friend, but on the other hand, you are still seriously injured and require financial compensation to heal. Fortunately, our firm can tell you that when you file a personal injury claim as a passenger, you are not suing your friend directly, but instead suing your friend’s insurance company, meaning that you won’t end up costing your friend a dime.

What should I do after a car accident?

If you are injured in a car accident, you should first ask your driver and anyone else if they are okay for the time being. You should then call emergency services and ensure an ambulance is sent to the scene so all those involved in the accident can receive immediate medical treatment. Next, you should take pictures of the accident and your injuries and ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information, as they may corroborate your claim at a later date. Finally, you should retain the services of an experienced Brooklyn car accident lawyer who can gather and present all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. Ensure you file your claim within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Our firm is ready to help you today.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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