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When most people think of car accident injuries, they typically think of injuries sustained by the driver. However, some of the most serious accident injuries in Salt Lake City occur to passengers. Whether you were a passenger in a car, truck or motorcycle, you depend on the driver to make good decisions on the road. However, if the injuries are the result of negligence by the driver or another motorist, you are entitled to seek compensation to account for your medical care, damages, lost wages along with your pain and suffering. My name is Christian Burridge and I am a Salt Lake passenger injuries attorney. My legal team and I represent passengers who have suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents throughout Utah. Together, we are ready to help clients recover the compensation they deserve.
Not all personal injury lawsuits that involve car accidents are the same. Among the most complex deal with injuries suffered by passengers. Many of these accident victims do not properly understand their rights. As your Salt Lake City passenger injury attorney my first objective is to educate clients on their rights and to help them make the best possible decisions. One of the most important rights is that accident victims can pursue action against all negligent parties. That includes those who caused the accident and those who contributed to their injuries.
The truth is most passengers ride with people they know. In many of these cases, the driver may be a friend or family member. Unlike many personal injury cases, those that involve passengers can often become the most complicated from both a legal and personal standpoint. Because these injuries are often the result of negligence by someone they know, accident victims often choose not to pursue legal action. But the reality is there will be significant medical costs and lost wages due to the accident. This can place tremendous financial hardships on accident victims. All of these expenses need to be addressed. It is important to understand that compensation is paid out by the negligent driver’s insurance company–not by the driver. Depending on the situation, legal action may be the best option to recover the money needed to account for all of your expenses.
Children are often the passengers in car accidents. Whether the child is riding with a parent, family member or caregiver, it can be a very difficult situation. But as your Salt Lake City personal injury attorney, I can negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent driver to help make the situation better for the client. As your attorney, I am not only committed to protecting the rights of the client, but also their children.
If you or someone you know was a passenger injured in a car accident, it is important to recover the money you are rightfully owed. The Salt Lake City legal team at the Christian Burridge Personal Injury Law Firm is committed to protecting the rights of accident victims and always looking out for their best interests. We utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to help place each client in the best position to succeed. To learn more about how we can help, contact our law office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
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