Should You Sue Your Friend or Family Member After They Caused Your Car Crash?

Posted by Daniel BottariOct 13, 20210 Comments

Should You Sue Your Friend or Family Member After They Caused Your Car Crash?

Those injured in South Florida car accidents are often related or friends with the person behind the wheel who caused the wreck. One minute you're on your way home from the perfect beach day, and the next minute, your friend runs a stoplight and hits another car. These scenarios present tricky personal situations that you and your loved ones may find difficult to navigate.

On the one hand, you'll need financial help to recoup the costs of any medical expenses or lost wages incurred from your injury. On the other hand, no one wants to sue their friends or family members.

What Does the Insurance Policy Say?

Whether the friend was driving your car or their own, the insurance policy covering the car should cover many expenses relating to the car accident. Of course, each provider is different, and you should review the applicable policy affecting your situation with the help of an experienced attorney to confirm coverage limitations.

Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay out, trying to compensate only the bare minimum amounts. What those injured and those who caused the accident need to understand is that your fight is not with each other as much as it is with the insurance company. The ordeal is just business to the insurance providers, and if you and your loved ones approach the situation with the same mentality, you can better salvage your relationship.  

Hiring a South Florida Car Accident Lawyer

Regardless of whether the insurance company covers your situation or not, you should contact an experienced attorney. Not only will your car accident attorney understand how to approach the insurance companies, but they will also act as a third party who can communicate without the heightened emotions you may be experiencing after the accident. Let's face it, these situations can be tough. That said, your inability to financially recover will only make matters worse and deepen your feelings of resentment.

At the law office of Bottari & Doyle, P.A., our experienced South Florida car accident attorneys have seen it all, and they know how to compassionately and competently help you financially recover in even the most sensitive of situations. To learn how our lawyers can help you today, call 561-588-2781 for a free case evaluation.