If you were injured as a passenger during a collision, you should get medical attention as soon as possible and immediately contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases.
The success of a lawsuit following such a scenario will depend on a host of mitigating circumstances. Your attorney can help you determine who is responsible for the accident, which affects how you might get compensation for your losses.
For example, if the driver of the other car was operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the driver of the car you were riding in was not found to be negligent or to contribute to the accident, it may be difficult to make a case against your driver. In a case like that, you'd want to file a claim against the other driver.
On the other hand, if the driver of the car you were riding in was clearly at fault and was cited by the police for a driving infraction, you may have to seek compensation through that person's insurance instead.
Keep in mind that in any event, car accident cases have a statute of limitations. You should contact an attorney quickly to get started.
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