I Was a Passenger in a Car Accident. Now What?

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Getting compensated for injuries as a passenger in a car accident can be confusing. Whether you were in the car of the driver that caused the accident or a passenger in a car that was struck, you may not know the proper steps to take. In fact, some people make a bad situation worse by taking the wrong steps or skipping steps after a car accident. The personal injury lawyers at Patterson Legal Group offer you a guide on the proper steps to take if you’ve been in a car accident as a passenger.

Take a Moment to Assess Your Health

Shock is the most common reaction people have immediately after a car accident. Oftentimes people get a surge of adrenalin, which can mask injuries. After getting into an accident, take some time to catch your breath and carefully check the condition of your body. If you feel well enough to move then check on the driver and any other passengers in the car. The important thing to remember is that before you can help anyone else, you must be in the right condition to do so.

If you find yourself with a serious injury, such as broken bones or a spinal injury, or discover that the driver or other passengers have serious injuries then call 911 for emergency assistance as soon as you’re safe to do so.

Get the Insurance Information of People Involved in the Accident

It’s important to get the insurance information of both drivers involved in the accident, since fault may not be determined immediately. It’s also important to understand that car accidents in Kansas are handled differently than car accidents in Missouri. Kansas is a no-fault or fault state, whereas Missouri is an at-fault or tort state. Depending on where your accident took place, you may have to deal with multiple insurance companies.

Related: No-Fault vs. At-Fault Automobile Insurance Liability

Why You Need a Lawyer as a Passenger in a Car Accident

Getting the money that you deserve for your injuries can be a major ordeal, especially when you have to deal with multiple insurance companies. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney, like the ones at Patterson Legal Group, can make sure that you get properly compensated for your injuries as a passenger in a car accident.

Our team of compassionate and skilled trial attorneys can help you get maximum compensation for medical expenses, ongoing treatment, physical therapy, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Additionally, we can put you in touch with top medical professionals in Kansas and Missouri to help you make sure that your injuries are properly diagnosed. Our team will treat you with the respect that you deserve while fighting hard to win you the highest settlement possible.

Related: Why Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

Injured as a Passenger in a Car Accident? Call Patterson Legal Group.

The personal injury attorneys at Patterson Legal Group understand that getting compensated for a car accident can be frustrating, especially if you were a passenger. Our legal team can put your mind at ease by doing everything possible to win your case. With our history of superior case results and top-notch customer service, you can be assured that your legal needs are being well taken care of, so that you can focus on your recovery.

Our team is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call at 316-550-0000 or connect with us online through LiveChat for a free consultation. Don’t forget that our “no win, no free” promise means that you won’t pay a cent unless our team has won money on your behalf. Contact us today and you’ll soon discover why Patterson Legal Group has become one of the most trusted personal injury law firms in Kansas and Missouri.

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