What Happens if I’m Injured as a Passenger in My Friend’s Car?

What Happens if I’m Injured as a Passenger in My Friend’s Car?

When someone is injured as a passenger in their friend’s car, they often feel unsure of the best way to proceed. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Orlando personal injury attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:

What do I do if I’m injured as a passenger in my friend’s car?

If you’ve been hurt as a passenger in your friend’s car, there is a very good chance that you are unsure of how to proceed. Of course, the person is your friend, so you do not want to have to sue them, however, you still require financial compensation to heal from an injury that simply was not your fault. This is a very difficult decision; fortunately, it isn’t one you have to make–when you sue for an accident as an injured passenger, you are not suing your friend directly; you are instead suing your friend’s insurance company.

What should I do after an auto accident?

After an auto accident, you should begin documenting the incident immediately. If you can, take the following steps to help maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police to the scene of the accident.
  2. Ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  4. Ensure that you receive medical treatment.
  5. Hire an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve.

To learn more about what to do after an auto accident in Florida, simply watch the video below.

How long am I allowed to wait to file a personal injury claim in Florida?

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence in Florida, you will have to take legal action within the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, which means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to sue. Our firm is ready to help you today.

Contact our experienced Orlando firm

Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.

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