Austin Injured Passenger Attorneys

Austin Lawyers for Car Accident Passengers

If you were injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle crash, it can be complicated to recover full compensation. Who was at fault — the other driver or the person you were riding with? What if the negligent party is not insured?

Contact the Austin accident attorneys of Lorenz & Lorenz, L.L.P. to discuss your situation in a reach us. We have represented passengers injured in auto accidents and truck wrecks in Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, and the surrounding areas of central Texas.

Injured Passengers

Car accident passengers often suffer different injuries than the driver. Front seat passengers are more likely to strike the dashboard or windshield without the buffer of the steering wheel. Back seat passengers often suffer serious injuries to the head, face, neck or chest from striking the seat back in front of them, or more severe neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision.

If the other driver was responsible for the crash, their insurance pays for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If that driver was not insured or underinsured, your own UM/UIM policy should cover you. (Minors may be covered under a parent's uninsured/underinsured motorist policy.)

If your driver was at fault — a family member, dating partner, friend, co-worker — that person's insurance covers your losses, and again your own UM/UIM policy should pay any uncovered portion.

If the insurer resists and it is necessary to sue a friend or relative, bear in mind that the damages are paid from that person's insurance, not their own pockets. You may have to put loyalties aside to be compensated for your medical bills and other losses.

We can deal with the insurance companies for you. The important thing is to contact a lawyer as early as possible to protect your rights as the injured passenger. You can reach us day or night at 877-LORENZ2 (877-567-3692).