Passengers Can Recover Damages For Their Injuries

Car accident claims can be highly complicated, especially if you or a loved one was travelling with a motorist allegedly at fault. You may be tempted to try to cover expenses out of your own pocket in an effort to avoid filing a claim against someone you know.

Unfortunately, even minor injuries can add up to thousands of dollars in medical bills. And if injuries are catastrophic or disabling in nature, medical expenses could reach the hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars when everything is all said and done.

Select an experienced attorney prepared to protect your rights without adding complications to the personal injury claim. Talk to someone at Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC.

Decades Of Experience Handling Complex Car Accident Claims

Whether you live in North Mississippi or West Tennessee, you can trust the service you get from the attorneys at our firm because we have 54 years of combined experience handling all manner of motor vehicle accident claims.

We are highly sensitive to the personal elements that can create an added layer of complexity to any injury or wrongful death claim. Our legal team is committed to helping you secure the compensation you are entitled to without straining the relationship you have with the driver allegedly responsible.

We have a strong track record of securing compensation outside of litigation. We can walk you through our approach to resolving your claim without creating conflict.

If I Was A Passenger In A Car Accident, How Will My Bills Be Covered?

If you were the passenger in a car when an accident occurred, you should not be responsible to pay for your medical expenses and other related bills out of your own pocket. You had no control of the accident and should not be penalized for it.

The expenses you have incurred from the car accident will be covered by the at-fault party's insurance, although, typically it will only be paid after treatment has been completed and the case has been resolved. This would be the case, even if the driver of the car you were in is allegedly responsible. However, establishing liability can be highly complicated if both drivers are partially responsible.

For example, one motorist may have failed to signal, while the other driver may have run a red light. One driver may be considered 75 percent responsible, while the other driver could be 25 percent at-fault. Our job is to make sure any related expenses are covered appropriately based on the parties responsible for causing the collision.

Holding Manufacturers Responsible For Vehicle Defects

As part of our investigation, we may determine if another party beyond the drivers should be held liable. For example, a tire blowout, a design defect, or a faulty seat belt or air bag may have contributed to the seriousness of the accident. We have the skills and legal resources to hold manufacturers and any other third parties responsible for the collision.

Our legal team will take every measure possible to help you secure the compensation you are entitled to for your lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

When Experience Matters — Talk To Us

Don't let the fact that you know the other driver cause you to hesitate to file an injury claim. You may be entitled to compensation. To make sure you're taking the right steps after a crash, contact Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, to schedule a free initial consultation. Contact us online, or call 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408). You don't pay fees until we recover damages for you.