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Passenger Injuries

Our Georgia passenger injury attorneys fight for your rights

Car passengers often sustain serious injuries in car accidents. Knowing what to do in such situations can be confusing, especially if the person driving the car the passenger was traveling in caused the crash.

At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we know what a passenger in a car accident typically goes through. That's because our experienced Atlanta passenger injury attorneys have handled many serious car accident claims throughout Georgia. We know how the legal system works and what needs to be done to win.

Passengers should get compensation for car accident injuries. If you or your child were injured in a car as a passenger in Georgia, find out how we can help you. Contact us and schedule an appointment today. We can explain all the legal options available to you and which one makes the most sense.

In this video, attorney Gary Martin Hays breaks down what happens when you hire a lawyer after a car accident.

Common car accident passenger injuries

Passengers can sustain a serious injury in many different types of car accidents - from rear-end crashes to head-on collisions. After an accident, vehicle occupants have the right to file claims to collect money for their injuries. Some of the most common car accident passenger injuries include:

Some of the most common car accident passenger injuries include:

  • Whiplash (severe neck injury)
  • Head injury (including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burn injuries

Medical bills pile up fast. Whatever type of injury you're dealing with, no matter how serious or minor it might seem, make sure you talk to an attorney right away at our law firm. Our passenger injury car accident attorneys can identify who is at fault and figure out who pays for your damages. We can help you calculate your damages so that you don’t accept an insurance settlement for a lot less than your claim is worth.

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Who pays for a passenger’s medical bills after a car accident?

If you were a passenger injured in a car accident, or your son or daughter was an injured passenger, you may have questions about who is responsible for paying for medical expenses. In general, the at-fault driver's insurance should cover these costs. This means if another driver's negligence caused the accident, their insurance should provide compensation for the passenger's medical bill and other accident-related expenses.

In cases where the passenger was in a vehicle operated by a driver who was at fault, the driver's insurance should cover the medical expenses of the passenger as well. However, this is not always clear-cut, depending on the insurance policy language.

Navigating the specifics of who is responsible and making sure you receive the maximum compensation can be complex. Speaking with an experienced attorney can help you better understand your options. They can help negotiate fair compensation through a settlement or lawsuit.

How we can help you

Many legal issues often come up after an accident involving injuries to passengers.  Things can be even more complicated if you were an Uber, Lyft, or another type of rideshare passenger at the time of the crash. No matter who was driving, you need to know about your rights as a passenger and how to be fairly compensated if the driver of the car the passenger was riding in was responsible for the crash.

Many people are reluctant to take legal action, especially if the driver is a friend or family member. But what many people might not realize is there are many legal options available to injury victims. You're not trying to take your friend's money; you're trying to get their insurance company to provide the coverage that your friend has already paid for.

As your attorney, we can explore your legal options so you don't have to get involved. We can get to the bottom of what coverage would pay for injuries to passengers. In most cases, we deal directly with the driver's insurance company. That way, you'll get the money you deserve without having to worry about jeopardizing your relationships.

We put your best interests first at Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Find out how we can help you. Schedule your free case evaluation today. Call 1-800-898-HAYS.

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