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Roswell Personal Injury Attorney Explains When Passengers Should File an Insurance Claim Separate from the Driver's (Part B)

A Roswell personal injury attorney can clarify any legal or insurance claim issues you have as a passenger injured in an accident. Drivers who are injured in a car accident may deal with deceptive tactics on behalf of the insurance company. Passengers may face the same thing. 

The insurance company may try to blame your injuries on a pre-existing condition. Or, an adjuster may attempt to get you to settle your claim right away, even though you have further medical treatment to undergo. 

The insurance company could also try to lowball you when offering a settlement. To ensure your insurance claim is treated in a fair manner, consider legal representation with a Roswell personal injury attorney. 

Damages Available When a Passenger Is Injured 

You may be wondering what types of damages could be available if you were injured as a passenger. The medical expenses to treat your physical injuries could be recoverable. 

Medical expenses may include: 

  • emergency care;
  • surgery;
  • hospitalization; and
  • follow-up doctor visits. 

If you also suffered emotional injuries, additional compensation for that care may also be available, including medication and counseling. 

If you are out of work for a time, your lost earnings may be recoverable. In addition, you may be entitled to damages such as pain and suffering, disability, reduced quality of life, disfigurement, and more. 

Seeking Help from a Roswell Personal Injury Attorney 

There are many ways that the insurance company may undermine a passenger’s rights. Don’t let scare tactics or other devious measures prevent you from receiving the compensation to which you may be entitled. 

If you would like to better understand your rights, contact the law offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible. We can explain the legal options that may be available. 

In addition, you may wish to order our free guides, 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. Then call our offices at 770-HURT-999 (770-487-8999).

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia