When you are a passenger of another driver, you trust they will keep you and any other occupants safe. And most of the time, they do. However, if they cause an accident, or another vehicle causes one, and you're injured- you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. As an injured passenger of a car accident, you can seek damages from the responsible driver and their insurance. Contact The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A today for a FREE consultation.
There are many ways a car accident lawyer can help you seek compensation.
Determining liability is the first step an experienced lawyer will take. You were an innocent bystander and didn't do anything to become injured. The liability will either be on the driver of the vehicle you were in or the other vehicle involved. Our experienced lawyers will hire accident reconstructionists to determine liability. Although rare, both driver could end up being liable for your injuries.
Damages are the different types of compensation you can be awarded. The damages we can seek will depend on the severity of your injuries, who is liable, and more. The types of damages we typically can go after are:
We work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims such as car accidents. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:
Since 1994, The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., in Cary, North Carolina, has represented passengers injured or killed from no fault of their own. We know how to help you navigate through the legal system in pursuit of a full recovery for the current and long-term expenses you incurred from the car accident. Put our experience and legal resources to work for you.
Passenger injury claims can be highly complicated. Passengers driving with the motorist responsible for causing a car accident are often reluctant to sue their friend or loved one for damages. Our personal injury attorneys are highly sophisticated at protecting our client's best interests at every turn possible. We work with our clients to ensure they are not underpaid simply because they have a relationship with the at-fault motorist.
Negotiating for maximum compensation will not hurt the at-fault motorist. Car insurance is in place for that reason. The driver’s insurance premiums will not spike just because you worked to secure the compensation you are entitled to. When you select our law firm, we will consult your doctor to understand the extent of medical care you will need as a result of the motor vehicle accident for any severe injuries such as:
Our legal team will also help you secure compensation for lost wages, rehabilitative care, and pain and suffering. If more than one party can be held liable, we will pursue maximum compensation against all at-fault parties.
In North Carolina, passengers have many coverage options if they were injured in a vehicle not responsible for causing the car accident. We are committed to helping you recover all the compensation you are entitled to. Part of our focus will be to sue the at-fault driver for any current and long-term expenses you incurred due to his or her negligent actions.
Injured passengers can also collect compensation for medical expenses through the insurance of the car they were riding in at the time of the accident. This allows passengers to secure payment for medical expenses twice without causing the non-at-fault motorist’s premiums to spike. North Carolina also allows injured passengers to obtain payment through their own uninsured/underinsured insurance policy. When you select our law firm, we will pursue all avenues possible to help you get back on your feet with a full financial recovery.
Whether you were driving with the non-at-fault motorist or the driver responsible for causing the car accident, you deserve a full recovery for the compensation you are entitled to. This is a complicated area of personal injury law.