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Addressing your options when injured in a crash as a passenger

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2023 | Car Wrecks |

Being in a motor vehicle accident can prove stressful and scary under any situation. Even if you take steps to stave off crash risks by driving defensively, some situations might not be fully under your control. If you ride as a passenger in a vehicle, there might not be anything you can do to keep the unthinkable at bay. 

Regardless of whether you ride with a friend or acquaintance or as a passenger in a taxi or other travel service, you might have questions about what will happen should a crash occur. Addressing your options could be vital to knowing the next steps to take should you suffer injuries while riding in another party’s vehicle. 

Suffering injuries as a passenger 

Suffering severe injuries in a collision as a passenger can be exceedingly scary, and you might not know how to handle the aftermath of the incident. A few examples of things to consider when facing similar challenges might include: 

  • Your driver’s policy: One option that may be applicable in a similar situation could involve filing an injury claim with the policy of the person you were riding with at the time the car accident took place. 
  • Other driver’s policy: Alternatively, there may be some instances in which it may be necessary to file a claim under the policy of the other driver or drivers involved in the collision. 
  • Your insurance coverage: Your own insurance policies may also provide coverage for injuries you suffer while riding as a passenger, and knowing when this might be the best path could be vital to protecting your interests. 
  • The topic of fault: It could also be helpful to note that the topic of fault could play a role in determining the best path to take. However, determining fault might not always be so simple. 

Unfortunately, dealing with insurance companies can prove a daunting endeavor, and sometimes the coverage provided via similar routes might not be adequate to address your financial needs. 

Seeking advice on your options 

While preparing to navigate the insurance claims process after a major collision can be complex, you don’t have to go through this alone. Seeking advice on preparing for every step of this process could be vital to protecting your interests. Such a decision could also help provide you with insight on any other options that may be applicable to your situation and help you prepare to protect your future in Georgia by seeking the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled to receive. 


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