Often in car crashes, people tend to forget about the passengers in the affected cars. This is unfortunate, especially since passengers often suffer the same if not more. Insurance companies often pay no mind to the other victims of the car crash, despite having nothing to do with the accident. Villarreal and Begum know how complicated your claim can be as a passenger. Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your claim and help you understand your options.
Dealing With Whos at Fault
Injured passengers are in a unique position when it comes to car accidents. The passenger may have a claim against the other driver, or they may have a claim against the driver of the vehicle they were riding in.
If you’re an injured passenger, the most straight-forward scenario is when the driver of the other vehicle is at fault. In that case, you would make a claim against that driver, arguing that they were negligent and therefore liable for your injuries.
The situation is more complicated if your injuries were caused by the driver of the vehicle you were riding in. In legal terms, your claim is no different than if it were against the other driver. You are arguing that the driver’s negligence caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. However, you may have to make a claim against someone who may be a friend or family member, which can be somewhat unpleasant. It’s important to keep in mind that you are making a claim against their insurance – the chances that the driver will have to pay out of their own pocket are relatively small, assuming that they have insurance.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Car accident claims can be extraordinarily complex. You may need to pursue claims against multiple insurers. This means that you may have to negotiate more than one settlement. An attorney who knows how to handle car accident claims for passengers will be able to navigate this complicated situation and deal with the obstacles you face in getting fair compensation for your claim.
San Antonio Accident Lawyer.
Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum is a local San Antonio firm that will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve clients all across Texas with offices in San Antonio, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website. The Law Guns will fight for you.