Many people wonder how an injured passenger should file a personal injury claim. Who was the driver responsible for the injuries you received in a Mission Viejo car accident? In some cases, part or all of the responsibility (and ultimately, liability) may lie with the driver of the car in which you were a passenger. Do you have to sue a friend, family member or someone you know if you are injured in a car accident while riding in their car as a passenger?
Any driver with passengers in their vehicle has a legal “duty” to use reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle. It doesn’t matter if a driver was cited for the accident. It is important for your personal injury attorney to help assess the facts and determine which driver(s) contributed to your injuries. We will help you to understand how an injured passenger should file a personal injury claim. I can hear you saying …“But I don’t want to sue my friend/family member/boss.”
My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as an Orange County and LA personal injury attorney I understand the personal nuances and seeming conflicts associated with these situations. We aren’t going to put your friend/family member/boss (the driver of the car in which you were injured) on the stand and grill them. We’re going to do what is legally necessary to ensure all available insurance coverage is held financially accountable on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
This is about insurance, and ensuring you recover a full and fair settlement or verdict which provides the resources you need to pay all of your bills and expenses and recover from what has happened. The question of how an injured passenger should file a personal injury claim against a driver is fairly straight forward: contact an experienced personal injury attorney. We will discuss all that has happened and the process required to recover for the medical bills, lost wages and suffering associated with your injuries.
Passengers always have a valid personal injury claim. The vast majority of these cases are settled through effective legal skill and negotiation. Our trial experience, legal skill and resources actually increases the likelihood an injury lawsuit won’t have to go to trial.
The most important thing is to ensure you have financial settlement necessary to fully recover and move forward with your life. We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with Rivers personally for a free consultation. We will answer your questions and fully explain the process of how you, as an injured passenger, can achieve the best possible outcome in your case while protecting your relationship with a driver you might know or care about when they share a portion of responsibility for your injuries.