What Are a Passenger’s Rights After an Accident?July 29, 2020 | Category: Automobile Accidents | Share
A passenger injured in a vehicle accident has the same rights as others who are injured in an accident. He/she is entitled by Florida law to complete reimbursement for all medical treatment, lost income, and other expenses stemming from the accident.
“Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. can assist an injured passenger in filing a claim against all the negligent drivers’ insurance companies in the accident,” said Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.
If injuries from the crash are permanent, or if there is substantial and permanent scarring or disfigurement, or substantial and permanent loss of an important bodily function because of the crash, a personal injury claim may be filed.
Our firm obtained a $4.9 million settlement for a Fort Myers car accident victim who was a passenger in a company truck who received fractures and a below-the-knee leg amputation as a result of a large box truck pulling out from a stop sign into the path of the pick-up truck.
If a passenger has pain or discomfort, this could be a sign of injury and he/she should seek medical attention immediately after a crash.
There are injuries that can be serious and life-changing, such as spinal cord injuries and brain injuries.
What Should Passengers Do After an Accident?
- Call 911.
- Speak to the police.
- Obtain a copy of the police report.
- Get eyewitness information.
- Take pictures of the vehicles and the accident
- Seek medical attention if you believe you could be injured.
Car accident cases are common. Our firm has filed and prevailed in many cases over the years. The process for obtaining a recovery involves:
- Establishing Facts
- Demands for Settlement
- Filing Suit
- Jury Trial
“If a settlement is achieved at any stage, the case will end with payment of the agreed-upon settlement. The overwhelming majority of cases can be successfully settled without a jury trial. It is very important to have an experienced accident attorney to get the right settlement,” said Attorney Spivey. “Should you or a loved one be injured in an accident, our experienced legal team is available 24/7 to assist you. There are no costs or attorney fees until we get a monetary recovery for you.”
Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.