My Daughter Was Seriously Injured As A Passenger In Another Teenager’s Car. Does She Have A Claim For Her Injuries?
After an auto accident, many passengers don’t know where to turn to get their medical expenses and other losses and damages reimbursed. Passengers should know that they are generally covered by Florida’s personal injury protection (PIP) laws. This means that your daughter may have a claim for benefits under your PIP coverage.
Although PIP coverage can reimburse your daughter for her medical expenses and other damages, there are limits under the law. If your daughter’s injuries are critical and aren’t fully covered by your PIP insurance, she may have a claim against the driver’s insurance company of the car she was riding in.
While we know filing a claim for benefits from the driver’s insurance company might be awkward because your daughter is friends with the driver, it is important to remember that you are not suing her friend but the insurance company. This is the reason drivers have insurance—to cover themselves and their passengers in the event of a Florida auto accident.
In some circumstances, passengers can file claims with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. Because the laws can be confusing and serious injuries can be expensive, it is critical that you work with an experienced accident attorney to make sure your daughter gets the proper compensation and coverage she deserves.
For help collecting damages for your daughter’s injuries and medical bills, you should contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld. You can speak with a knowledgeable South Florida injury attorney in a free consultation by calling [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.