The Roth Firm, a law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced that they have just released a blog post discussing the rights of passengers in a car accident. With the post, the firm wants people to know that passengers of a car that got involved in an auto accident also have legal rights with regards to filing a claim for compensation. In fact, there are three possible options for passengers. Those interested can check out the full post here.
James M. Roth, managing partner at The Roth Firm, says, “We are happy to announce the publication of our article discussing the rights of passengers in a car involved in an accident. Indeed, passengers also have legal rights to file a claim for compensation. Although the situation may be complex, with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, it's much easier to get the benefits that you deserve. Your options for seeking compensation for your injuries will depend on certain facts of your case. You have three potential options when it comes to filing a claim for compensation when you're a passenger in a motor vehicle accident.”
The three possible alternatives for the passengers to claim a compensation are: when the driver of the car the passengers were riding was at fault; when the driver of the other car is at fault; and filing a claim against the passenger’s own policy. Meanwhile, it should be noted that The Roth Firm has received positive reviews from past clients of their personal injury lawyers. People can see what clients are saying about the Roth Firm on their Google Maps page.
When the driver of the car the passengers were riding was at fault, passengers can file a claim against the driver’s car insurance company to get compensation for any medical expenses. If the driver has liability coverage, it will usually cover any lost wages, medical costs, and pain and suffering up to a certain amount. However, there are special rules when the passenger is related to the driver of the car. The insurance policy may not cover any injuries for such a case.
If the driver of the other car was at fault, passengers can claim compensation from that driver’s insurance company. It is also possible to seek recovery funds from the liability insurance of the at fault driver. Meanwhile, if the at fault driver was working during the time of the accident, the employer of the drive may be liable. It should be noted that it would be easier to get maximum compensation when a personal injury lawyer is called upon to provide assistance. This is particularly true when passengers want to file a claim against the driver’s employer or the company that they work for.
The third alternative is for the passengers to file a claim against their own car insurance policy. However, this may not be an option for everyone because passengers are not required to have this sort of coverage and therefore may not have this kind of coverage. Furthermore, pain and suffering, lost wages and any other claim that is not for medical expense are not typically included for this coverage, so this may not be the best option for those who want to make those claims. Also, if passengers get compensated under this portion of their coverage, and later get compensation from the insurance company of either driver, the amount already received will be subtracted from the final amount.
Recently, The Roth Firm has posted an article that offers information to people who got involved in tire tread accidents. In that article, they point out that in accidents caused by tires, it is either the driver of the car may be at fault or the manufacturer of the tire. Because the case can be quite complex, a personal injury lawyer can provide a lot to help to the accident victims in filing a claim for compensation.
Those who require more information or would like to schedule a consultation can check The Roth Firm website, call them by phone, or contact them by email.
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