Passenger Injuries

Macon attorney who helps you recover the compensation you need

Passengers who are hurt in a car accident are almost never found at fault for causing a crash. There are exceptions, such as when a passenger somehow distracts or interferes with a driver. But in general, a driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash is found to be at fault. While that is good news for injured passengers, car accident attorney Jon R. Hawk knows that some feel conflicted.

That’s because the driver who caused the accident may be a friend or loved one. If you were injured as a passenger, you may be reluctant to file a claim for your injuries for fear of getting the driver in trouble. It’s a situation that is familiar to us here at Jon R. Hawk, Sr., LLC.

Jon understands that this is a common concern when there are passenger injuries. But it’s important to remember that you are not taking money from your friend or loved one. All you are doing is asking the insurance company to honor its obligations when you’ve been injured.

Car accident injuries can be serious and greatly complicate your life. You may need surgery, therapy and medications. You may not be able to work or engage in activities that you enjoy. Your bills pile up, and you’re not sure how to pay them. Jon can help you recover the compensation you deserve without putting your relationship with the driver at risk.

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Even though you were not at fault for the accident, it doesn’t mean recovering compensation for your injuries will be easy. The insurance company may dispute the extent of your injuries, or claim they were pre-existing. And if other insurance companies for other drivers are involved, the process can get even more confusing. For example, there may be disputes over which driver was mostly to blame for the accident.

Jon helps build a strong case that proves you were injured by a driver’s negligence and establishes the damages you suffered. Many times, he is able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that meets your needs. In these cases, your friend or loved one who was driving doesn’t have to get involved at all.

If you were hurt as a passenger, contact Jon R. Hawk. He’ll listen to the details of your case and go over your options with you. Call 478-757-6536 today for a free consultation.