Personal injuries, especially those suffered in auto accidents, can expensive, debilitating, and life changing. In many cases, it can be friends, neighbors, and colleagues who cause our personal injuries. While it may not seem to be socially acceptable to sue someone you know for damages, sometimes the failure to do so can cost you in the long run.
Take the case of local woman. A passenger in the car of her friend, she was seriously injured in a car accident in the San Fernando Valley. The hitch? Her friend was at fault, and also caused injury to the occupants in the other vehicle. The woman had to go to the hospital and required physical therapy to fully recover from her injuries. Not wanting to ‘ruin the friendship’, she hesitated to involve her insurance company or hire a lawyer to help her recover damages from her friend’s insurance company for her medical bills and lost wages. Finally, just before the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claimapproached, she reached out to an experienced auto accident attorney in the San Fernando Valley to discuss her legal rights.
If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident, it is important to know your rights from the start. When it comes to injuries from accidents, medical expenses often aren’t just the immediate, foreseeable bills, but include the long-term damage and complications that arise from the accident and surgeries associated with it. Accident victims often forget that even though you may be suing a friend, maybe even someone who makes less money or has fewer assets than you, these accidents are often the type of events that insurance covers: health insurance, car insurance, homeowner’s insurance, travel insurance, worker’s compensation, etc…
For a more in depth analysis of your legal rights and your ability to recover financial damages for your injuries, contact the experienced San Fernando Valley auto accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg today.