The Moral Dilemma When Your Friend Causes a Car Crash
Not all of our car crash clients are injured by the negligent actions of a total stranger. In fact, it's not uncommon for us to meet injured individuals who were in the car of a friend or loved one when that person caused an accident. Unfortunately, when a friend causes a car crash, it tends to create a moral dilemma for the injured party because they don't want to sue someone they are close to.
One important thing to remember is that car insurance exists for a reason. You are filing a claim against your friend's car insurance – not against them. Their car insurance company may give you trouble in reaching a settlement, but that's why it's important to have an experienced car crash attorney on your side from The Girards Law Firm. Most times, we will be able to reach a settlement with the insurance company and your friend won't have to worry about paying for anything.
Finally, you need to look at your situation from different angles as well. You have been injured and you required some sort of medical treatment; if you were seriously injured, you could require some type of medical assistance for the rest of your life. This accident was not your fault and it is not fair to leave you holding the bill for all of the trouble this has caused you. Also, if your friend is a good friend, they will not hold anything against you. If anything, they should feel awful for causing your injury and want to do anything and everything possible to help you. If they give you grief for trying to seek compensation, they may not be as good of a friend as you once thought.
If you were injured in a car crash in Texas, Arkansas or Oklahoma, contact The Girards Law Firm for a free consultation today at 888-333-9709.