Miami Beach Passenger Safety
When motorists are negligent or careless, they can be held liable when occupants of their vehicle get injured in a collision. If you are a passenger injured in a car collision in Miami Beach or another community in the state, you have rights under Florida law. Although it can sometimes be awkward to pursue legal action against the driver of a car, especially if that person is a colleague or friend, keep in mind that pursuing fair compensation can help you pay for quality medical care, lost wages, and the many other expenses you may face.
If you would like to know more about your legal options or would like to discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free case evaluation. The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group have handled thousands of occupant injury cases and personal injury cases and understand that passenger safety is sometimes a difficult legal case. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights so that you know what steps to take next in your situation.Passengers Have a Right to Justice and Compensation
In many cases, passengers in car accidents hesitate in filing lawsuits, even if they are injured. There are many reasons for this:
- They may know the person who was driving or was the at-fault driver and may feel guilty about seeking compensation from them or their insurance company
- The driver of the vehicle may be a friend, family member, coworker
- The driver of the vehicle in which the passenger was traveling may specifically ask the injured person not to file a claim and not to seek legal help.
- The passenger may not realize that they have the option to file a legal claim or file an insurance claim
There is no excuse for not seeking legal advice after a traffic crash. Even if you feel awkward about seeking compensation, keep in mind that it is your right and can make a big difference to you as you try to replace lost income and pay for medical costs and other expenses.Passenger Injury in Miami Beach and Florida
Sometimes, the very devices that are meant to keep passengers safe in a car end up harming them. For example, car seats can be defective, causing injuries to infants and children in the event of a car collision. In other cases, airbags may fail to inflate or may inflate at the wrong time, causing facial injuries or head injuries to passengers. Seatbelts can also be problematic, especially if they slice into a passenger’s abdomen or neck, causing lacerations or other injuries.
If a car manufacturer defect or car part defect caused an injury while you were a passenger in a car, you may have a legal claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle and against other liable parties.
If you would like to know whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group. We offer free consultations so that you can get legal advice with no obligation and no cost to you. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group also work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will only pay legal costs if and when we win your case or reach an out-of-court settlement.