Hallandale Beach Passenger Safety
Many passengers are unaware of their rights following a car collision in Hallandale Beach or their community. If you have sustained serious injuries as a passenger or a driver, it is important to keep in mind that you may have a claim. In many cases as an occupant you are covered by the driver’s insurance policy. Under Florida law, you may also have a claim against the at-fault driver or other liable parties in your case. However, to determine what your legal options are, it is important to consult a personal injury attorney.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have handled thousands of personal injury and traffic accident cases and have already recovered in excess of $100 million on behalf of clients. To find out whether you have options for compensation, contact Flaxman Law Group for your free consultation.Are You Protected After a Motor Vehicle Crash?
Passengers have special protections under the law. This is especially true child passengers. The motorist or driver is expected to provide a reasonable and fair driving experience. This may mean driving reasonably safely, providing a safe vehicle, and providing seatbelts for the passengers to use. For a child passenger, it may mean providing them with an age-appropriate child safety restraint system.
In a situation involving shuttle buses, taxis, and other forms of commercial transportation, the duty of care is even higher and drivers are expected to take even more precautions to keep their passengers and customers safe. For example, the company operating the shuttle or taxi may be expected to screen drivers carefully, to ensure that drivers have the proper training, and to take other steps to keep customers safe.Seeking Recovery After a Traffic Collision in Hallandale Beach or Florida
Being in a car accident can be distressing, even when one is in control as a motorist, but as a passenger an injured person can feel even greater helplessness. One of the ways that you may feel helpless after being injured as an occupant in the vehicle is when it comes time to file an insurance claim. If you are a driver, you're dealing with your own insurance company and you have had the luxury of choosing your own coverage. When dealing with a driver's insurance policy as a passenger, however, you're often dealing with an unfamiliar insurance company and you may have to file a claim against the insurance company of someone you know. Worse, the driver may be underinsured or uninsured or may have coverage that does not cover all of your costs and damages. In these cases, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in order to review all of your legal options.
Give Flaxman Law Group a call at our toll-free number -- 866-352-9626 -- or use our website to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation if you have been injured. Your free consultation is your chance to find out more about your rights and options and to get answers to the questions you may have after a serious traffic accident. Do not hesitate to contact us if you suspect that you may have a legal case or if you would like to know what your options are for pursuing compensation after an injury.