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Passenger Injury in Car Accident

Car Accident Passenger Injury Lawyers serving West Palm Beach, Juptier to Port St. Lucie, FL

Fetterman & Associates, PA represents those who have suffered injury in car accidents as a passenger. If you are a passenger in a vehicle, and that vehicle is involved in an accident, you may be able to recover for any damages you have suffered. This may be directly from an insurance company, or depending upon the situation and the extent of your injuries, it may be in civil court.

Auto Accident Passenger Injury

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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident in the U.S. every 16 minutes. This statistic includes everything from basic fender benders to serious multi-car accidents.

In a violent collision, passenger injury in car accidents can be extensive and may include concussion and other head trauma, internal injuries, broken bones, spinal injuries, burns, lacerations, and severe complications. Under Florida’s no-fault insurance law, which contains a qualitative threshold, you may sue for damages that you have incurred if they are considered to be serious and extensive.

Thus, if as a passenger, you have had to undergo extensive medical and rehabilitative treatment, sustained serious physical injuries, and have been disfigured, you may receive a large monetary award. The compensation for such situations is used to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for a victim’s reduced earning capacity or an inability to return to work.

No-Fault and Car Accident Passenger Exclusions

Florida is a “No-Fault” state that generally only requires no-fault and property damage liability insurance. No-fault is very complex, but basically provides payment of 80% of medical bills and/or 60% of wage loss up to a total of $10,000. Additionally, if proper treatment is not received within 14 days of an accident, no-fault medical benefits may be limited to $2,500.

Claims can be made against the at fault party if there is substantial serious injury, or if bills and wage loss exceed the $10,000 no-fault limit. This area of the law is very involved and makes the claim process more complex and difficult to navigate.

Working with a law firm that has experience with passenger injury in car accidents, such as Fetterman & Associates, PA can make all the difference in your ability to settle your claim quickly and in your receiving the proper compensation for your injuries.

Why Contact a Florida Car Accident Attorney?

In the case of passenger injury in car accidents, there are often various complexities involved, including determining driver negligence, extent of injuries, and contributing factors to the accident.

Although many people feel as if they do not require a car accident lawyer in such cases, the fact is Florida motor vehicle laws and insurance laws often involve intricacies of which the layman is not aware. A seasoned, personal injury attorney, such as those at Fetterman & Associates, PA can be instrumental in your ability to secure compensation for your injuries.

Call Florida Car Accident Attorney for Answers

Contact Fetterman & Associates, PA at 561-845-2510 if you have questions concerning the law and passenger injury in car accidents. If you have been a passenger in a motor vehicle accident, and you sustained injuries, your injuries may be covered by insurance.

Only by talking about your specific situation with a qualified car accident attorney will you know in what manner you may collect for damages and if you have legal grounds for a lawsuit.

If you have been seriously injured and you meet other criteria that allows for passengers who are injured in car accidents to seek compensation in a Florida courtroom, Fetterman & Associates, PA will work tenaciously to ensure that you receive a just award for the damages you have suffered. Contact us today.

If you’re in a car accident nor the driver and you are not hurt but your passenger was hurt make sure he gets or she gets appropriate medical care reported your insurance company and don’t be afraid if they make a claim against your insurance company.


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Evan Fetterman

Founder and Senior Member of Fetterman & Associates, PA

“I have been a personal injury lawyer for more than forty years in South Florida. My law firm Fetterman & Associates, PA has been helping people deal with insurance companies and injury problems for all that time.”


- Caitlyn H
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Thank you for the best “first accident case” I’ve ever had… I was referred to Fetterman and Associates by a coworker from a previous job I had. Once my car was totaled out, I contacted them. Not only were they friendly and understanding - they took over the whole process which helped me. I was stressed and panicking about it all and thankfully, I didn’t have to worry as the process began. I had no idea what I was doing or going to do. I am glad I chose them because everything was a breeze for me. They are kind, respectful, responsive and great to work with!
Rona C.
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The entire staff in the Fetterman office are available always to help. No matter what time of day I called or left a message I have always received a call back. I was made to feel like one of the family and treated with respect and dignity. The lawsuit was handled quickly, professionally, and with all bases covered. Whenever I had a question or needed help the staff was there to make sure that everything was done accurately. The positive attitude of the entire staff made me comfortable and assured me that all was done accurately.
Ciara B.
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Looking for a good team they are the way to go… I was referred from a family member to seek advice due to my accident. I was contacted back the same day I called over the weekend. I experienced great service from Fetterman and Associates and my lawyer did an awesome job with closing my case. I appreciate what they went beyond to help my case and was very professional. Thank you Mr Cavataro and Sylvia.
- Stacey P.
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Mr. Fetterman and his team were excellent! They listened and cared and fought for me and my family. My son and I were able to get the closure we needed! I would recommend Fetterman and Associates to anyone looking for a great law team!

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