When a driver gets injured in a crash, who they should pursue for damages is often quite obvious. They sue another driver, the one who allegedly caused the crash. When passengers get hurt, matters can get a bit more complicated. If you were a passenger in a car and you got hurt in an accident, you still may be entitled to compensation. A San Antonio, Texas auto accident lawyer from our firm can help you figure out your next steps.

Who Can Passengers Sue After an Accident?

Passengers can usually sue the driver who caused the collision, whether that was the driver of the car that they were in or the driver of another vehicle. You may even be able to sue multiple drivers if you can show that all of them contributed to the accident in some way.

Can Passengers Secure Vital Evidence, like Police Reports?

The passengers involved in an accident have the chance to gather evidence for a personal injury case just like any driver does. After an accident, you can call the police and make sure that a report is filled out. You can request a copy of that report for yourself later. You can also exchange info with the drivers involved and take pictures of the accident scene. The more evidence you have, the easier it can be to build a convincing personal injury case.

What Can My Compensation Cover?

Your compensation should cover all of the expenses stemming from the accident. It should also help make up for some of the trauma you experienced. That is why we help our clients fight for economic damages that cover the bills and non-economic damages that address the pain and suffering our clients have gone through. A fair compensation offer makes up for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement

Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when pursuing damages in a personal injury suit, but an experienced attorney can do a lot to assist you with your case. Insurance companies have their own army of lawyers and will do anything they can to get out of accidents like these with payouts that are as low as possible.

An insurer might also try to manipulate you if you plan to go after the policy of a friend or family member. You don’t want to sue your friend, right? That’s not what you’re doing though. You are suing an insurance company. Your friend or family member has been paying premiums with accidents like this in mind.

Explore Your Legal Options

So if you were injured in an accident and you are worried about how you will pay for medical care, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation for you. Then we’ll take a closer look at your case so that we can tell you more about how we can help you pursue damages.