Driver negligence is almost always to blame for the accident that left passengers injured. A driver may have been distracted, speeding, drunk, or fell asleep at the wheel. When a driver was negligent and caused the accident, you might think that recovering financial compensation would be a relatively straightforward process, but it’s usually much more complicated.
Drivers who cause crashes usually do not accept responsibility and won’t admit to doing anything wrong. Part of the reason is they may not want to get in trouble. Or they are afraid that their insurance rates will go up if they are found responsible for the accident.
Don’t expect much help from the insurance companies, either. They are mostly interested in protecting their bottom line. They try to keep their profits high by keeping their payouts low. They may offer you a lowball settlement that doesn’t come close to covering your damages, and they have high-powered lawyers looking out for their best interests.
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That’s why you need a car accident lawyer in Central Florida who will fight for your rights. Our experienced attorneys know how to hold negligent drivers accountable. We know how insurance companies operate and we know how to pursue a claim for compensation that gets results, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury award.
Passengers can suffer a wide range of injuries in a car accident. Less serious injuries can include pulled muscles, cuts and bruises. Some passengers suffer injuries to the head and neck, back injuries or broken bones. More severe types of injuries suffered in car accident include spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury.
After being hurt in a car crash, your medical expenses can add up fast. You may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and multiple follow-up visits with a doctor. If your injuries leave you unable to work, there is less money coming in. This can create a financial strain and leave you wondering how you are going to make ends meet.
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If the negligence of a driver caused the accident, you shouldn’t have to pay. Our legal team investigates your accident. We know where to look for evidence. Our attorneys review all documentation, such as accident reports and medical records. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts.
We know how to build a strong case that proves you were the victim of negligence. This gets the attention of insurance companies, and they often agree to talk about a settlement. We’re only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. If the insurance company won’t negotiate, we’ll be ready to fight for you in court.
You can also seek damages for injuries if you were a passenger injured in an accident while using an Uber, Lyft or other rideshare service. If the driver of the car you were in was negligent, that driver can be held accountable.
What if the negligent driver is a friend or family member who was driving the car you were in? You may think that getting a lawyer involved can jeopardize your relationship. This is a common concern but all you are doing is trying to get the insurance company to fulfill their responsibility to pay for damages.
If you were a passenger in a car accident and suffered an injury, you may be able to recover compensation. Learn more about how an experienced car accident attorney in Central Florida can help you with your case. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.