Were you or a loved one a passenger during a motor vehicle accident? Being a passenger during a motor vehicle accident can leave you with lasting injuries, and worse, may affect children or minors who were also passengers in the vehicle. It can be confusing and traumatic after an auto accident in which you were a passenger, and depending on the accident, your injuries may not be evident in the days or weeks that follow. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to determine the next steps to take and make sure you and your loved ones are compensated for your injuries and pain.
Olympia Passenger Accident Injury Attorneys
As an occupant of a vehicle in which someone else is driving, you are entitled to certain rights and even compensation from insurance. In fact, in some instances, a passenger may even have more rights to compensation than the driver in the accident. One of the first and most important legal steps is to meet with a medical professional for a thorough medical examination. If you eventually need to take legal action against the driver of the vehicle, this will become crucial evidence in your case.
It must first be established which party is at fault for the accident. If the driver of the vehicle you were a passenger in is determined to be at fault, you have a right to file a claim with their insurance company or even your own insurance company. You are generally allowed to seek the maximum compensation from the insurance company even if your driver shares liability for the accident.
If the other driver is found to be at fault for the accident, you may file a claim with their insurance company, and for more severe injuries, you may consider filing a lawsuit against the driver. There is even the possibility that a passenger may be found to be at fault for the accident, in which case, a claim could be filed with their insurance company as well. Regardless of fault, you may still even be able to seek assistance with medical bills through your own insurance policy.
Dealing with insurance companies, policies, and claims can be incredibly overwhelming and confusing, but we at Ron Meyers & Associates are experts at dealing with insurance companies and will work hard to afford you the highest amount of compensation for your injuries. We also know how difficult it can be to focus on something as stressful as insurance claims or lawsuits when you are dealing with painful and traumatic injuries. Let us take over your case so you can focus on your recovery.
Serving Injured Passengers in Western Washington
At Ron Meyers & Associates, we have represented thousands of clients across Western Washington who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and we will take your case seriously to ensure you have the best representation available. Our team of dedicated and experienced attorneys will work hard to get you fair compensation for the pain and trauma that can result from being a passenger in an auto accident. Contact Ron Meyers & Associates today if you or a loved one has been a passenger in a motor vehicle accident.