Pursuing Fair Compensation for Serious Passenger Injuries
In any type of motor vehicle accident, the passengers in the vehicles involved are in just as much danger as the drivers. If you have been seriously injured in an accident while you were a passenger, you deserve an opportunity to seek fair compensation for your injuries.
At the law firm of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., our Louisiana passenger injury lawyers help clients pursue personal injury claims against the drivers and insurance companies responsible for their injuries. From our offices in Lafayette, we serve clients statewide.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Passengers
Under Louisiana law, passengers have the same right as drivers to pursue personal injury claims for injuries they have sustained in car accidents. In some cases, passengers and their drivers may want to hire the same lawyer, but in some cases, this may not be the best option.
If there is any possibility that the driver of the car in which you were a passenger was at fault for your accident, it is important to consult a separate, independent attorney.
Under Louisiana’s direct action law, you do not have to sue your driver to get compensated for your injuries. Instead, you can pursue a claim against his or her insurance company. However, it may still be a conflict of interest for the same lawyer to represent both of you.
People get insurance to protect themselves from liability. You should have no qualms about pursuing a claim against the insurance company that is legally responsible for compensating you for your injuries, whether under your driver’s insurance policy or the other driver’s policy.
Contact Our Experienced Lafayette Parish Passenger Victim Attorneys
Our attorneys have extensive experience obtaining compensation for passengers who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout Louisiana. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, please contact us at 800-375-6186 or by e-mail.