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Florida Passenger Injuries

In an automobile accident, the attention is often focused on the driver of a vehicle. He or she is the person in control of the vehicle and is responsible for preventing an accident. The driver is the person who talks with law enforcement and the other driver who was involved in the accident.

But many times the passengers in the vehicle are the ones who are most severely injured in an accident. In Florida, there were 2,398 fatal accidents in 2011, and 1,241 of those people were a passenger in the vehicle, according to the National Highway Safety Administration.

A passenger can receive a variety of injuries in an accident including:

Your Legal Rights

It can be difficult to receive compensation or have medical bills covered when you are the passenger in an automobile accident. That is why if you were a passenger and injured during an automobile accident you need to hire a Florida personal injury lawyer. This is especially true when you are related to the driver, which often makes the situation more complicated as there are specific rules that govern filing a legal claim against a relative. If a spouse was driving the vehicle, you can file against that person, but this can often be awkward.

In Florida, vehicles carry an insurance policy called Personal Injury Protection. As a passenger, you are entitled to money from the policy no matter who was at fault. However, in order to benefit from this right, you must file your claim immediately after the accident. If you have a vehicle registered in Florida, then you can file a claim under your own insurance. This makes the entire process complicated.

If your injuries exceed the amount covered under the Personal Injury Protect policy, you can seek additional compensation under the bodily injury provision of the insurance policy from the person responsible for the accident.

That is why you need to hire a Florida personal injury attorney, so you can make sure you are properly protected. If you've suffered a Florida passenger injury, call us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).

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