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Were You Injured While Traveling With A Negligent Driver?


If you were injured while traveling as the passenger in a car that was being negligently or recklessly operated, you may still be feeling shaken from such a terrifying experience. It can be overwhelming in the aftermath of such an accident trying to figure out how to file an insurance claim and to know what your legal options are. If the driver was a rideshare driver for a service like Uber or Lyft, the process can be even more complicated. If you have been involved in an accident or vehicle collision while traveling as the passenger in another person’s car, the best thing that you can do is talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. No two cases are the same, and when it comes to passenger cases, the details and the determination of liability are critical. In some cases, it may be necessary to file claims with multiple parties and policies. An experienced Georgia personal injury lawyer can help you to navigate the process. If you would like to talk to an attorney about the specifics of your individual case in order to determine your legal options and the best available course of action, you are welcome to contact the experienced Fulton County personal injury attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers and schedule a free consultation.

Who to Sue if You Are the Passenger in an Accident

You may feel helpless in the aftermath of an accident, but the good news is that regardless of who is liable for the accident, whether it is the driver you were traveling with or a driver of another vehicle, you can hold the responsible party accountable for the harm that they caused you by driving negligently. This is true unless you in any way contributed to the negligent driving. For instance, if you were distracting the driver, playing with the steering wheel, or in any way involved in causing the accident, then you may not have success bringing your claim, depending on the amount of liability your actions are estimated to have caused. If you have been involved in an accident as a passenger, it can be hard to determine who was liable for the crash. The best way to get comprehensive information about the accident and to determine all liable parties is to talk to an attorney. Bringing a personal injury lawsuit will allow you to be restored to the position that you would have been in financially had the accident never occurred. This includes compensation for all medical treatment needed as a result of the crash as well as compensation for pain and suffering.

Schedule a Consultation with Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers

If you were a passenger involved in a car accident in the Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, or the greater Georgia area, Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers are ready to help you navigate this process and ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers today to schedule your free consultation.

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