How Our Winning Houston Passenger Injury Lawyer Will Help You
Did you know a car accident happens in Houston every 8 hours?
But nobody knows how many days, weeks, or months it takes to get compensated for your losses if you’re a passenger in a car accident.
Passengers face the same risk as the drivers involved, but they often struggle to recover damages more than drivers.
If you’re an injured passenger, you’re entitled to the same compensation as drivers. However, you have a greater chance of being lowballed and ignored because of the many insurance providers involved when you file your claim. It can involve your driver’s insurance provider, a third-party insurer, or your uninsured motorist coverage.
The truth is insurance providers will you fight tooth and nail to pass the blame to someone else and delay, underpay, or deny your claim.
You need an experienced Houston passenger injury lawyer to fight for your rights.
Our team of experienced passenger injury lawyers here at Wyly & Cook has helped hundreds of victims like you get comfortably compensated.
So call us today for a FREE consultation about what your passenger injury claim is worth.
Liability for Injured Passengers in a Texas Car Accident
A passenger is possibly the most helpless person in a car accident. You can’t even swerve the car to safety even if you saw the danger coming. Texas uses a comparative fault system to determine the liability and compensation for the drivers involved in the accident.
Luckily, Texas laws are on your side if you’re an injured passenger.
Unless your actions directly led to the driver losing control, you can claim 100% of the compensation amount.
Here are the parties that you can hold liable if you’ve been injured as a passenger in a car accident:
- Your driver’s insurance coverage.
- Insurance coverage of the negligent driver who crashed into the vehicle you were traveling in.
- Your own uninsured motorist coverage in case the other policy coverage fails to cover your losses.
Passenger Injury Legal Services Offered by Wyly and Cook
Car accident cases can be complicated as they all have unique scenarios that require careful evaluation.
Here are the passenger injury areas our team here at Wyly and Cook can assist you with:
- Car accidents
- Uber accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- DUI/drunk driver accidents
- High-speed crashes
- Parking lot accidents
- Low-speed crash accidents
- Passenger accidents
- Auto insurance coverage
Compensation for Injured Passengers in a Car Accident
A car accident is all it takes for your smooth-sailing life to become a nightmare. The consequences can be unpredictable, and the injuries and damages you face could haunt you for months (maybe even the rest of your life).
Depending on the nature and severity of your damages, here are the types of compensation you can seek as an injured passenger:
- Any medical expenses you had to bear after the accident and may have to bear in the future to recover fully
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Temporarily or permanently damaging your ability to do your job
- Damages to your vehicle or other private property
- Physical scars and disfigurement.
- Mental anguish
- Physical or mental disabilities caused by the accident
Seeking Medical Care and Legal Help
Honestly, the first and only step you need to worry about is seeking medical care and peacefully recovering.
But the truth is you need to act fast to take the next steps to cover your losses, or you’ll end up with a broken body AND a drained bank account.
You have a narrow window to gather evidence, file your injury claim, and negotiate with insurers and lawyers of other parties involved.
But with an experienced Houston passenger injury lawyer by your side, you don’t have to worry about any of these steps. We’ll take charge of every step to get you the best settlement possible while you peacefully recover.
Call us for a FREE case review and we’ll get the ball rolling to get you comfortably compensated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can passengers pursue compensation for their injuries in a car accident?
Yes. Texas laws permit injured passengers to seek the same compensation as the drivers involved in the accident.
What types of compensation can passengers in a car accident pursue?
Here are the types of compensation you can seek as an injured passenger:
- Past and expected medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Property damage
- Taking away your capacity and skill to perform your job properly
- Scarring and disfigurement.
- Mental trauma
Should injured passengers seek medical care before contacting a personal injury lawyer?
Yes. Your biggest responsibility is to take care of your health. Seek medical attention immediately after your car accident. Clearly documenting your injuries and proving there was no negligence in medical care from your end is essential for building a strong claim.
What legal services does Wyly and Cook offer?
Our team here at Wyly & Cook has decades of experience focusing on serious accident cases. We provide skilled and compassionate representation in personal injury, wage and hour, and bad faith insurance cases.
We represent people injured in car and commercial vehicle crashes in Houston, Harris County, and throughout Texas.
How can Wyly and Cook help injured passengers in a car accident?
There are a lot of moving parts involved in every injury claim. An experienced injury lawyer can help you with all of the following steps:
- Drafting a demand letter, summons, or complaint
- Serving legal notices to different parties involved
- Handling comparative negligence issues between parties
- Negotiating your settlement
- Gathering evidence and leading depositions
- Representing your case in court