YOUR RIGHTS AS A PASSENGER
An accident has taken place. There is property damage and people are hurt. The drivers exchange insurance information and fill out a report with the officer. But what should you do as a passenger?
Take Pictures Of The Damage
If there is substantial damage to the vehicle you were riding in, take pictures of the damage. If you are unable to, ask someone else at the scene to do so for you. Why is this so important? Because you are not the owner. Once the scene is cleaned up and the vehicles are towed away, you will lose control of that vehicle and any evidence it may provide.
Notify The Insurance Companies
To preserve your ability to obtain compensation, it is important to notify every insurance company that may be involved in the accident. Even if the driver of the vehicle you were in is not at fault, it is still important to let his or her insurance company know that you were in the vehicle and are hurt.
Your own insurance company will be important in obtaining compensation such as personal injury protection (PIP), Med Pay or uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
In some cases, it will be possible to find “stackable” coverage, which means you can obtain compensation from multiple policies. To make sure all possible coverage is uncovered, it is in your best interest to have an experienced personal injury lawyer working on your behalf.
Protecting The Rights Of Car Accident Victims In Florida
If you have been injured in a crash, you can rely on our attorneys at the law firm of Eisenmenger, Robinson, Blaue & Peters, P.A. to look out for your best interests. Our firm’s trial attorneys bring decades of personal injury experience to every case and stand ready to fight for your rights. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with our Brevard County passenger injury attorneys.