Fellow InjuryBoard member Ward Merdes, our Fairbanks Alaska partner, recently discussed an important and all too often over looked situation which deals with single vehicle accidents. As Ward correctly points out, your insurance carrier is not likely to inform you that the other passengers in a vehicle (even family members) may have a claim against the driver of the vehicle if he did something considered negligent in causing the accident. In situations where substantial injuries occur it is imperative that the appropriate steps be taking to ensure the best interests of those adversely affected, usually small children, through no fault of their own are protected. If the coverage is afforded, it makes no sense not to take advantage of the coverage in order to deal with the onerous burdens that the medical bills, time off from work, and future disabilities will undoubtedly bring. Thanks Ward for bringing this important topic to our attention. It is great advice.
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A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.
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