It’s Valentine’s Day and you find yourself on a blind date. He picks you up and takes you out to eat. Italian, how typical. After a few glasses of wine and some dull small talk about your job, hometown, and family, you decide to it’s time to wrap up the evening. You may call him, you may not. On the way home, sitting in the passenger seat, you find yourself in a car accident. You are injured. Disoriented and confused, you don’t know what to do next.
With high amounts of traffic on the holiday, Valentine’s Day car crashes are fairly common. If you were involved in an accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Here, an auto accident attorney at Tolbert Beadle, LLC explains what injured passengers can do after an accident.
In any car accident case, you must determine who is at fault. Fault can be determined by examining police reports, interviewing witnesses, and looking at evidence from the scene of the accident. To obtain this information, it helps to work with an auto accident attorney. Once you determine if your date or the other driver was responsible for the accident, you can determine how to proceed.
Filing a Suit Against Your Date
If you determine that your date is at fault for the accident, you may wish to file a lawsuit. Talk about burning a bridge! Sure, this certainly isn’t the best way to end your date, but if you are injured in the accident, you deserve compensation. When the driver of the vehicle is responsible for the accident, the passenger can seek damages to cover the expense of medical bills or lost wages as a result of the accident. Taking your case to court can be fairly complicated, so speak with an auto accident attorney.
Filing a Suit Against the Other Driver
If the other driver is at fault for an accident, you can still file a claim. In fact, if both drivers are partially at fault, you may be able to file a claim against both drivers. Just keep in mind that the total amount of compensation you receive cannot exceed the amount of actual damages.
Contact an Auto Accident Attorney
If your Valentine’s Day date ends with a car accident, be sure to contact Tolbert Beadle, LLC. As the passenger of the vehicle, you deserve compensation to cover the cost of your injuries. At Tolbert Beadle, LLC, our dedicated auto accident attorneys work with you to build a strong case. To schedule a consultation, contact us today!