What Should I do if I am an Injured Passenger in My Friend’s Car?

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If you were a passenger while your friend got into a serious auto accident, you are most likely very worried about how to proceed. Of course, you do not want to hurt your friend, though this does not change the fact that you have wrongfully sustained injuries that need treating. Please continue reading and speak with our Dallas personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help if you are an injured passenger in an accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Will I have to sue my friend if I am hurt in an accident in his car?

When someone is injured in an auto accident as a passenger in their friend or relative’s car, the biggest dilemma they face is not wanting to sue their friend or relative for a simple accident. Fortunately, our firm is pleased to tell our clients that after sustaining an injury as a passenger, they will not have to sue their friend or relative directly. Instead, they will simply file a claim against their friend’s insurance policy.

What should I do after an accident as an injured passenger?

If you are injured in an auto accident as an injured passenger, the first thing you should do is ensure that you and your friend are physically stable. From here, you should call the police to the scene of the accident, as they will send an ambulance and file a police report. You should then ask your friend for his or her insurance information. From here, you should take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as of any of your injuries. Once you are transported to a hospital and treated, you should ensure you receive all medical documentation and bills associated with your injury. Finally, you should retain the services of a knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Our firm is ready to assist you today.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims, and Texas is no different. Here in Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This prohibits individuals from taking legal action after two years from the date of their injury. The sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the better off you will be. We can help you today.

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If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.

 
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