If you’ve been in a car accident and were a passenger in the car, you may be unsure what your legal rights are. Most likely, someone else is responsible for the car crash. That means you may have the right to recover any of the losses you’ve suffered. It’s important to act quickly to ensure your rights are protected throughout the case.
How to Protect Your Injury Recovery
Your first step is to gather all the information available at the time of the accident. Be sure you complete a police report even though you were not the driver. You also want to ensure you go to the emergency room for an exam, even if you feel okay. Each of these steps can help to protect you later.
You may have the right to file a claim for compensation for many of the losses you have caused by the car accident. This may include:
- Emergency room visits
- Medical testing
- Treatments including surgeries
- Long-term rehab
- Medications needed for healing
- Support for mental health needs
- Lost time at work
However, you’ll need to show that these injuries are the direct result of the accident. That’s why it is best to work with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Don’t worry about filing a claim when your family member or friend was the at-fault driver. Their insurance company will cover the costs in most cases, so they're not paying out of pocket. You deserve to have your medical and other needs met after the accident occurs. However, it’s important to keep in mind that if you live in the same household as the person driving, you may be considered an insured person under the policy. This would prevent you from filing a liability claim for your damages.
Why You Need a Nebraska Car Accident Attorney
Car insurance adjusters are very difficult to work with because it’s their job to get you to settle a claim for less than what’s owed to you. By working with a car accident attorney, you can ensure your rights are protected throughout the case. This can also help safeguard your recovery. To get started, call us now to schedule a no-risk consultation.