While accidents are typically only the responsibility of one or more drivers, there are often other parties involved in a car accident. All too often passengers decide to just let the driver handle the situation, but this is not ever the best course of action. As a passenger in a car accident, you have legal rights. Passengers involved in accidents actually have more options for receiving compensation than either driver. Here at BJE Law, P.A., we believe that knowledge is the greatest weapon for any person on the road to have.
As the passenger involved in a car accident, you have several possible courses of action. The obvious first option is suing the other driver. As the passenger, if you are injured in a car accident you are entitled to compensation by the party at fault. If the other driver is at fault, it should be pretty easy to get compensation for injuries. It will be even easier to get compensation with BJE Law, P.A. representing you.
The other option is to sue the driver of the car you were riding in. This may be difficult as generally the driver and passenger know each other or are friends. However, if you are seriously injured, you should not be burdened by medical bills for an accident that was not your fault. It is not uncommon for people to say they’ll pay for damages and medical bills and then not do it. We understand that this is a difficult situation, but we at BJE Law, P.A. advise that you get legal representation in all cases. This is the only way to ensure that you will get representation and will be put into severe financial stress for an auto accident.
Another option is to file a claim against your own insurance company for personal injury protection. This isn’t the most obvious option but if you have auto insurance and a car, you may be eligible for personal injury protection. Per the usual, the insurance company is going to do everything they can to avoid paying you. This is why you need the excellent legal representation offered by BJE Law, P.A.
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