Who Do I Sue if I'm A Passenger in a Car Accident?

Sustaining an injury in a car accident as a passenger can be traumatizing. Especially due to the fact that you likely had no control over the accident and if you are left with severe, life-altering injuries your current lifestyle could be greatly affected. Once your injuries have stabilized and the dust has settled, you may be left wondering, who is responsible for this accident? Who do I turn to for compensation for my injuries?

Passenger Injuries in a No-Fault State

Passengers who are injured in a car accident while in a no-fault state are in a unique position. Because the passenger had no control of the situation, we suggest getting information from both the driver of the car and the other driver responsible for the crash. Because the accident took place in a no-fault state, you are first required to approach the driver’s insurance of the vehicle you were in for compensation.

Florida Injury Threshold

The no-fault state requires passengers to only use the other driver’s insurance if the driver’s insurance of the vehicle they were a passenger in cannot cover the total cost of medical bills and lost earnings. Florida’s minimum auto insurance requirements:

  • $10,000 personal injury coverage
  • $10,000 property damage liability

If the total cost of your injuries is more than the injury threshold or your resulting injuries are permanent, permanent scarring or disfigurement occurs than you could step outside your insurance claim and consider suing both the driver’s insurance companies for compensation for your injuries.

For More Information, Contact a Port St. Lucie Personal Injury Lawyer

If you recently suffered severe injuries as a passenger in a car accident, you may want to consider contacting an experienced Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney to review your case. After suffering a traumatic injury at the negligence of another, you should never be required to foot the bill. Our attorneys can help you get the compensation you need to move forward from this incident.

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