What to do if I was a passenger in a car and injured in an accident?

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What to do if I was a passenger in a car and injured in an accident?

I was in a car accident as a passenger in a friends car. I was never contacted by her insurance, nor have I received a case number or her attorneys number. I know she is suing. At the scene of the accident, a police report was created which states how many passengers were with her. What actions can I take to assure myself in the case? I have medical expenses because of the accident as well as back pain.

Asked on August 8, 2012 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

Ganette Genetti / Ahluwalia Law Professional Corporation

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You should immediately contact a personal injury attorney to help you with your claim against the liable party.  You will have to take the initiative, and not wait on your friend.  You are entitled to your own attorney representation, and most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee, so you should not have any upfront costs.


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