Each year there are hundreds of thousands of auto accidents in the US and hundreds of thousands of passengers in those vehicles who are injured. Often these passengers are close friends or family members of the drivers and do not want to create friction in their relationships by filing legal action against them. These passengers should be relieved to know that there are several ways to take care of their injuries that don’t necessarily mean filing suit against loved ones. They may file against:
- The insurance company covering the vehicle they were in
- The insurance company of the other vehicle
- Their own insurance
If they choose to, a passenger injury claim may be filed against the driver themselves.
Most of the time insurance coverages include previsions for passengers covering medical expenses but in the case that a passenger was severely injured and the bills far outweigh the coverage, the passenger may seek restitution from the other available sources.
Other sources of liability
Some of these other sources can include:
- City or States responsible for the roadway conditions
- Manufactures of the vehicles in the case of a faulty airbag or other manufacturing defect such as seatbelts, brakes, tires etc.
- The driver of the other vehicle if they are responsible in part or in whole for the accident
The ability to seek damages for injuries in an auto accident is often directly related to the injury itself. Some of the common auto accident injuries include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Brain injuries (TBI)
- Ligament tears and Broken bones
- Facial injuries
Consult a Tampa Bay Personal Injury Attorney | Bryan Caulfield
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and the driver of the vehicle is at fault, you can and should seek to have your injuries and other related expenses taken care of. The drivers and their insurances will have representation to protect their interests and you should too. Contac the Tampa Bay personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case and how to proceed. You can call 800.535.2529 or fill out our online contact form.