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Being a passenger in a car accident can be scary, for it is out of your control. The one thing you do have control over is choosing an experienced and genuine personal injury lawyer to fight your case if you are injured. You can’t rely on your driver or the other driver to make sure you are compensated for your injuries.

At Rawlins Law, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure the best results possible. Meanwhile, we have answered five questions you probably have if you were a passenger who was hurt in a car accident.

Who is at Fault if I’m the Passenger?

If the car crash involved at least two cars, one or both of the drivers will be found liable. If there was only one car involved, the driver is usually at fault. This may be if the driver hits an object such as a tree.

How Do I File a Claim?

If you are a passenger injured in a car accident, you are entitled to compensation for any damages. Damages will include medical bills, any loss of income during the period recovering from the accident, and pain and suffering. In order to be compensated for these damages, you’ll be filing a third-party insurance claim. You will make a claim against either the one driver at fault or both drivers, depending on the circumstance. Many times, people who are passengers in a car accident are scared to file a claim because it is not their car. However, it is okay to have a claim separate from the driver, and it is okay to have a different attorney as well. If you have questions concerning how to file a claim, contact Rawlins Law for guidance.

What if Neither Side of a Two-Car Accident Wants to Settle?

If both drivers are seen at fault, sometimes you as an innocent passenger can get stuck between two insurers fighting to agree on who is more liable. The problem with this is that it will delay you as the passenger’s settlement until it’s decided which driver is most at fault to pay the greatest amount.

Questions or concerns about this? Call Rawlins Law at 858-257-8778 for a free consultation. We can help!

What if I’m Not the Only One Injured?

This, unfortunately, can complicate things when filing a claim. Each person that has been injured will need to file a claim against the at-fault driver. If the combined value of the claims exceeds their insurance coverage, you may need to settle for less money. At Rawlins Law, we fight to ensure the best outcome possible.

How Can I Make Sure I’m Getting the Settlement I Deserve?

Don’t try to handle this on your own! The best way to increase your chances of winning your case is by hiring an experienced, trusted lawyer to stand by your side. The earlier you talk with legal representation, the better. Firm founder Ashley Rawlins of Rawlins Law in San Diego provides honest, ethical, and compassionate representation, and she will give you clear information on where your case stands and what she needs from you to win it! To schedule a free consultation, please call the Rawlins Firm at 858-257-8778.

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