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How to Sue when You’re a Passenger in a Car Accident

Being injured in a Nebraska car accident is a stressful and sometimes life-changing event. But what if you weren’t even driving? Passengers are injured or killed in serious accidents often, even if they had no part in causing the accident. 

So what can you do in the aftermath of a car accident as a passenger? Your Hastings car accident lawyer can help you navigate this situation when you’re hurt by a careless driver. 

Get Medical Attention

First, you need to worry about your health first. Even if you feel okay, your health can be in danger. Traumatic brain injuries may not be obvious right away without medical care. Worse, you may have trouble getting compensated if you wait for days before seeking out a doctor. 

Because of this, your best option is to go to the hospital after the accident. Your doctor can take care of your injuries before they get out of hand. Bodily injuries without medical attention can lead to permanent damage that could have been reversed if you had acted right away. 

Will Insurance Cover My Injuries? 

When you’re hurt in a serious accident, you may be covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. Nebraska is a fault state, which means the at-fault party is responsible for the costs of your injuries. Your lawyer can help you file a claim against them by gathering evidence and identifying the cause of the accident. 

But that doesn’t mean you’ll get a fair settlement from the insurance company. The company may instead deny your claim and refuse to compensate you for your injuries. When this happens, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against their bad-faith actions with an attorney’s help. 

Filing a Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Driver 

When you’re hurt in a car accident as a passenger and the at-fault party or insurer refuses to compensate you for your suffering, you may have grounds to take your claim to court. You need compensation that covers the entirety of your losses, from the injuries you’re recovering from to the emotional trauma of your suffering. 

Taking your claim to court can be difficult. First, you’ll need to act within two years of the accident. If you miss this deadline, your claim may be dismissed, leaving you without the compensation you’re due for the injuries. 

Working alongside an experienced attorney can take the pressure off you. They have the tools you need to get compensated, and they’re willing to fight for your compensation, even if the at-fault party isn’t so willing to help. 

Speak with a Lawyer About Your Claim

When you’re injured as a passenger in a car accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for the injuries you suffered. But the at-fault party may be doing everything they can to avoid paying for your suffering. 

At Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C., we’re here to help you recover from these injuries. Your car accident lawyer in Hastings is here to represent you in court, deal with the insurers, and get you the compensation you’re due for your injuries. To reach out for a free consultation, call 402-462-5187 or complete the following online contact form. 

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