If you were a passenger injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have the right to seek compensation and damages from the party or parties at fault. (Passengers are almost never at fault, unless they did something to cause the accident, like distract the driver.)
Even if the party at fault is a relative or close friend, you may be entitled to compensation from their insurance company for your losses and injuries. That is why people buy insurance–to help them when unforeseen accidents occur. The fact that you are friends of the driver who was at fault should not deter you from seeking your just compensation for your losses and injuries.
You may have a claim against both the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding as well as the drivers of any other vehicle–or any other negligent party–involved in the collision.
As an injured passenger, we advise you to act quickly and talk to a trusted attorney at Hausmann-McNally, S.C., as soon as you can. We are willing to send an investigator to your home, hospital room or any place convenient for you. We will work to preserve evidence and photograph your injuries and losses.
In this confusing time, you need the advice of a trusted attorney to work you through the maze of decisions. By contacting us, you can have a free, no-pressure, no-obligation consultation that will allow you to ask questions, discuss your situation, and decide if you wish to pursue a case.