What To Do If You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident as a Passenger
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, between 450,000 and 500,000 car accidents are reported each year throughout the state. Of these, 39% involve injury to a passenger, driver, or pedestrian. Even more sobering, one person is killed every 2.5 minutes and one person is injured every two minutes in California.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident as a passenger and are suffering from those injuries, incurring medical bills, or missing time at work, you may be wondering what your options are for relief and compensation.
Regardless of who was at fault, if you decide to file a claim for damages you will be dealing with insurance companies eager to settle the claim quickly and without regard for your long-term recovery costs. Don’t settle a claim with an insurance company until you’ve spoken with a personal injury attorney experienced in these kinds of cases, otherwise you may find yourself with mounting expenses over the course of your recovery without any means of
recouping your losses.
Anytime there has been an injury car accident, insurance companies will send out their own investigators, review police reports, and talk with anyone who may have witnessed the accident. They are interested in settling fast and will offer you the least amount of compensation possible. You need someone on your side representing you just as aggressively and making sure that you receive the compensation you fairly deserve to cover the costs of your injuries over the long term.
Redding personal injury attorneys Barr and Mudford have successfully represented many individuals who have been hurt while riding as passengers in cars or other vehicles, and we can help you. We are on your side in the battle with insurance companies to make sure you are compensated fully for your injuries.
In Redding, California call us at (530) 243-8008 or from elsewhere in California at (800) 528-2020 for a free consultation. You can also contact us with details by email .