While much attention is focused on how traffic crashes impact the driver of the vehicles involved, much less recognition is placed upon those who suffer from passenger accident injuries. When a collision occurs, the driver is often overwhelmed in dealing with property damage, physical injury, and insurance companies.
However, what happens in the situation where the passenger in the vehicle has suffered from injury?
Florida law in regards to both traffic crashes and insurance policies is intricate. Navigating loopholes and the ins and outs associated with filing insurance claims is no easy task. For this reason, many Florida residents choose to look for professional guidance during these trying times.
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, our personal injury lawyer s are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured. As one of the most highly-regarded firms throughout the state, our Palm Beach traffic collision attorneys have years of experience in Florida auto litigation. Our goal is to take care of every legal aspect involved in your case, leaving you and your loved ones to concentrate on physical and mental recovery.
If you or a loved one has suffered passenger accident injuries due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation.
Passenger Accident Injuries
A variety of situational factors play a role in determining the extent of passenger accident injuries. Depending upon the force of the impact involved in the crash, as well as the location of impact, passengers sitting in the vehicle are subject to serious injury. For example, a side impact collision commonly strikes the passenger side of the vehicle. In this case, it is more likely that the passenger actually suffered more severe injuries than that of the driver. Regardless of what type of car accident occurs, passengers are susceptible to a wide range of damages.
The following are some of the most common passenger accident injuries:
- Bone fractures
- Internal injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Seat belt injuries
- Head injuries
From public transportation to taxi cabs and from large trucks to motorcycles, any injury suffered due to the negligence of another makes the at-fault party vulnerable to a personal injury lawsuit . When the operator of a privately owned vehicle make a careless decision that causes a crash, Gordon & Doner believes that they must be held liable for the injuries and damages in which they cause to innocent accident victims.
If you or a loved one has suffered passenger accident injuries, complete a Free Case Evaluation today.
Florida Auto Insurance Protection
The state of Florida adheres to the no-fault law in regard to auto insurance. The no-fault law was established in order to provide protection for Florida drivers with car insurance. In the event that an accident occurs, a motorist with valid Florida auto insurance is protected, regardless of who is to blame for causing the collision. According to the law, Florida motorists must carry a minimum of $10,000 for personal injury protection and a minimum of $10,000 for property damage liability.
When the passenger in the vehicle which was involved in an accident suffers injury, they may need to file a claim under the insurance policy of the vehicle’s owner. In fact, there are even cases where the passenger may file under the at-fault party’s insurance company. Due to the complexities involved in passenger accident injuries, many Florida residents choose to access professional legal services. In doing so, they are not only ensuring a fair, honest case proceeding, but they are also ensuring that no avenue goes untraveled. In these situations, it is critical for the accident victims to understand all of the possible options of recovering compensation.
To speak with a person injury lawyer today, please complete a Free Case Evaluation above.
Passenger Exclusions in Traffic Crashes
When a passenger attempts to make a claim for benefits on another person’s personal injury protection coverage, there are cases where exclusions exist, thus disallowing the passenger to claim benefits from an outsider’s policy. These complications make the litigation process a bit trickier, as insurance companies may deny the passenger the benefits in which they are requesting. The following are some of the most commonly seen passenger exclusions:
- The passenger used the vehicle without permission
- The passenger has a licensed car currently
- The passenger contributed to the crash in some way
If you or a loved one has suffered passenger accident injuries, you must not delay contacting a legal professional to discuss your options. Contact Gordon & Doner at your earliest convenience for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Contact a Palm Beach auto accident lawyer Today
Auto accidents in Florida are stressful and overwhelming for any driver. Unfortunately, this means that passenger is oftentimes neglected when a collision occurs.
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, our staff of experienced, compassionate legal professionals dive deep into every client’s case. We work tirelessly to craft a case that honestly and thoroughly represents our client. Through research and investigation, we are able to place our clients in the best position to achieve the maximum compensation possible.
To learn more about your legal options, complete our Free Case Evaluation at the top of the page or call us toll free at 1 (855) 722-2552.
At Gordon & Doner, we fight for the rights of the injured.