If you are a passenger in a vehicle and are in a car crash and your driver is at fault, then you have a right to recover for your injuries. Most of the time when we think of filing a lawsuit in regards to a car accident, we think of a different vehicle being at fault. Car accidents caused by a stranger makes it easier for one to file a lawsuit against them. However, what if your friend or family was the reason for your injury?
Its obvious that people don’t want to sue friends or family. You believe it will cost your relationship with that person. This does not have to be the case though. You are not personally trying to take any money from your friends or family. You will be suing there insurance company to compensate for your damages. As we’ve talked many times in previous blog posts, insurance companies are not your friends. You should never feel bad about getting compensated from an insurance company. By not making a claim against your driver as a passenger, the insurance company is off the hook.
Its important to review the insurance policy however, and an experienced personal injury attorney can help you with this. There are exemptions in many policies that prohibit husband and wives from suing one another.
So if you were a passenger in a car accident in Illinois, call Olson & Reeves today to set up a free consultation. We can help to make you hole again. Our office always has free case evaluations, and we never get paid until you do. Can’t travel to us? We will happily come to you.