What Do I Do If I Am Injured in a Friend’s Car?
Car accidents occur often. Often, they are the result of negligence, but other times, they are due to inclement weather, poor road conditions, or faulty car parts. If you are a passenger in a car and an accident occurs, you likely have a lot of questions. Can you recover compensation? Will you have to take legal action against the driver to do so? What if a friend or family member was driving the car? Read on to learn more about passenger injuries in Texas car accidents.
What Do I Do After An Accident Occurs?
If you are involved in a car accident, there are some important steps to take that can have a major impact when it comes to a personal injury case. If possible, you should:
- Call 911. The police can file an accident report which will document who was driving, when and where the accident occurred, the cause of the accident, and more. They can also conduct chemical tests and obtain witness statements.
- Document the scene. It is important to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident, making sure to document any damage done to the cars or property involved. You and the driver should each take your own photos.
- Gather witness contact information. If someone saw your accident occur, they may be able to corroborate your version of events. This can be a key aspect of a personal injury case.
- Seek medical attention. It is important to go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility immediately after an accident. Before leaving, make sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
Do I Have to Take Legal Action Against a Loved One?
If you were injured in a car accident while a loved one was driving, you may feel conflicted. You likely need compensation to alleviate the physical, mental, and financial burdens you are facing, but you may not want to take legal action against a friend or family member. In many cases, your personal injury attorney will be able to file a claim against your friend’s insurance company. This would allow you to recover the compensation you deserve without greatly impacting your friend. m
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