If you were a passenger in an auto accident you may be able to gain proper compensation for your injuries.
David Ricks of the Inland Empire Law Group talks on the rights that you have if you have been injured in a car accident and you were a passenger. David H. Ricks provides legal services in the following personal injury practice areas: Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Pedestrian, and Cyclist Accident Cases
*Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability Cases
*Dog Bite and Animal Attack Cases
*Medical Malpractice and Surgical Error Cases
*Wrongful Death Cases
8600 Utica Ave., Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
TELEPHONE: (909) 481-0100
Welcome, I am David Ricks, and I am a personal injury trial lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga, and the principal of the Inland Empire Law Group. The other day we received a phone call from a lady who had been in an accident, and who was a passenger in a car. She had been involved in an accident and her friend who was driving the car was the cause of the accident. She called us because she wanted to know what her rights were, we explained that she had the opportunity to make a claim, she was afraid though that making a claim meant filing a lawsuit. Most people that are involved in accidents and are passengers in the car often know the driver and they usually are friends, family or close associates. And they often do not want to interfere with that relationship by making a claim for the recovery of their injuries. Here is the reality, is if you hire a personal injury attorney to help you with your personal injury case, and you are a passenger in that vehicle, the negations go on between your attorney and the insurance companies, and the drivers of the owners of the vehicle hardly ever know what is going on. Most of the time the matters are resolved long before the case gets filed, long before any trial occurs, so often there is very little interference with that relationship. Some times if the insurance company does not act properly and there is not a proper resolution to the claim, a lawsuit does have to be filed. In those situations, even though you are naming your friend as the defendant in the case, the battle is still between yourself and the insurance company and not between you and your friend. Most attorneys will be looking strictly to the insurance companies for the compensation, not looking the assets, that way the relationship is not interfered with and you can get the proper compensation you need. If you were a passenger in an auto accident and you want to obtain proper compensation for those injuries you need to contact a personal injury trial lawyer that can help you answer the questions that you have about how to proceed and who you make the claim against, etc. and let that attorney work with the insurance company to get you the right compensation you need while at the same time preserving and protecting your relationship with your friend or your family member. Here at the Inland Empire Law Group we handle these types of cases, and we do it in a way that will help minimize the relationship between a friend and family members and to just make sure that the insurance company gets you the right compensation that you deserve. So if you have this type of situation give us a call, we can help.