Who Is Responsible If I’m Injured in an Auto Accident as a Passenger?

Who Is Responsible If I’m Injured in an Auto Accident as a Passenger?

If you have been injured as a passenger in an auto accident, it is important that you reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney. Our attorney will walk you through the claims filing process to recover the compensation you deserve. Continue reading to discover the steps you should take following an accident and how to recover damages as a passenger. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve.

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What should I do following an accident?

Take the following steps after being injured in an accident as a passenger to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim:

  1. Alert the authorities. The police should conduct a report to document the accident. They should also bring an ambulance to the scene of the accident.
  2. Seek medical attention immediately.
  3. Collect all medical documentation relating to your injuries. This should include the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  4. Take photos of your injuries.
  5. Take photos of the scene of the accident. This should include damage done to any property and vehicles.
  6. Collet any witnesses’ contact information.
  7. Collect both driver’s insurance information.
  8. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.

Recovering Damages as a Passenger

With the assistance of a persona injury attorney, you will take legal action against the negligent driver’s insurance company to recover economical and non-economical damages. This should cover the emotional, physical, and financial burdens that were caused by your injures.

Examples of economical damages include the following: medical expenses, lost wages & lost future wages, medical equipment, and outside assistance.

Examples of non-economical damages are as follows: emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of independence.

What is the statute of limitations for auto accident claims in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for auto accident claims as a passenger is generally four years. This means that you will have four years from the date of the crash to take legal action against the negligent party responsible for your accident. It is important to file your personal injury claim within this period of time to avoid being permanently barred from suing. To get started today, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney who will work to recover the compensation you require to heal. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation. You do not need to go through this process alone. We are here to help.

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