Motor vehicle accidents happen every day in Kansas City; however, after being in one, you might not have any idea what to do. This can be especially true if you were injured while riding as a passenger in the vehicle.
The good news is that as a seriously injured passenger, you are likely entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained. If the accident was caused by the driver of another vehicle, you may be able to file a claim against the responsible party. If the accident was caused by the driver you were riding with, you may have a claim against that person.
While you might be hesitant to file a claim against your friend, co-worker or acquaintance, you might not have any choice if your injuries were serious and cost you a lot of money. Keep in mind that your friend, co-worker or acquaintance probably won’t have anything to do with the process. Instead, the claim will be handled and paid for by his or her insurance company.
Being involved in an accident can be scary and confusing, especially if you were seriously injured and you know the driver who was at fault. In situations like this, an experienced personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process and help fight for your fair compensation while you focus on recovering.
Your friend, co-worker or acquaintance who caused the accident might encourage you to use the same lawyer as he or she has retained because you were in the accident together, but it is for the best that you find a lawyer of your own who will represent your interests alone.