Hialeah Passenger Safety
If you are a driver in a car and are injured in a crash in Hialeah or another community, you will generally not hesitate to file a claim. After all, that is what you are paying premiums for. Unfortunately, many passengers hesitate in filing an insurance claim if they are injured in a crash – and this can have devastating financial consequences. In many cases, passengers are hesitant to file a claim against the driver because the driver may be a coworker, friend, or even family member. However, not filing an insurance claim or legal claim can cause severe financial distress, especially if serious injuries have been sustained.
If you have questions about the insurance or claims process following an injury, contact Flaxman Law Group for legal advice. Members of our law firm can meet with you in a free consultation to review your options for obtaining fair compensation.How Are Passengers Injured in Traffic Crashes in Hialeah and Florida?
Airbags and other automobile safety devices have become standard over the past several decades. Despite this, there are many ways that passengers can be injured in a car collision:
- The force of impact may be too great to allow safety devices to protect the passenger
- Mechanical failure may mean that safety devices don't work properly to prevent injury
- A driver may not correctly maintain their vehicle or may fail to make these devices available to passengers
Many passengers are injured in private cars where the driver is a friend, colleague, or family member. However, some passenger car injuries occur when passengers are in transportation that is owned by a company. For example, shuttle vans and other vehicles are often used by companies to ferry around occupants.
Large-capacity passenger vans used as airport shuttles and other transportation options pose special risks for passengers and occupants. These vehicles may be taller and larger than most vehicles, putting them at risk of rollover crashes. If you have been injured in a passenger van accident involving a company vehicle, your case may be more complicated. The company that owns the vehicle and has hired the driver likely has powerful insurance companies working on their side and they also likely have considerable insurance coverage. After a collision in this type of vehicle, you may be pressured to accept an offer right away or you may be pressured to sign documentation if the company wants to protect itself from liability. In these cases, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who can ensure that you do not sign away your rights.
You may be able to pursue fair compensation in these cases that helps you pay for your medical bills and other expenses, but it is important to act to preserve your rights. You can act right now by contacting Flaxman Law Group to schedule a free consultation to review the details of your case. If you would like to know whether you have a claim, our law firm can address your questions.