Will I Have to Sue My Friend if I Was Injured as a Passenger in His Car?

Feb 11, 2021 - Car Accidents

Car accidents are frightening, and in many cases, they can be devastating. When people are injured in car accidents, they often seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages they’ve incurred. That being said, if you’ve been injured in an accident as a passenger, the driver was most likely your friend or relative, and you, therefore, are most likely reluctant to sue that individual. However, this does not change the fact that you are seriously injured due to no fault of your own. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about these types of accidents and how our firm can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Will I have to sue the driver if I am injured as a passenger in a car accident?

If you were injured in a car accident as a passenger, you will have to consider two things: first, who caused the accident? If the car accident was clearly another driver’s fault and the insurance company concedes this, then you absolutely will not have to sue your driver for any injuries you’ve sustained. That being said, even if the accident was your driver’s fault, we will not sue the driver directly; instead, we will simply sue the driver’s insurance company. Therefore, our firm can work to recover the compensation you need to heal without causing your friend or relative financial distress.

Who will pay my medical bills after a car accident?

When someone is injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, they may recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. These damages are recovered from the at-fault party’s insurance company. This means that if you were injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that the at-fault party’s insurance company will cover the cost of your medical bills, as long as you win your personal injury claim. Here at Ansbacher Law, we understand how important recovering this compensation can be for accident victims and their families, which is why we are ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, for the compensation you deserve and need. Ensure you speak with our firm as soon as possible, for the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years. Waiting any longer than four years will most likely result in you losing your right to sue. 

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Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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