Six people were taken to the hospital after a two-car collision on Green River Road in Auburn on Friday afternoon, according to Valley Regional Fire.
The incident occurred near the Auburn Golf Course.
Auburn Police said two teenagers were in a vehicle traveling south on Green River Road Southeast at a high rate of speed when their car swerved into oncoming traffic. They struck a vehicle on the side.
The teen passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. Everyone else involved in the wreck sustained less serious injuries.
Further information is not yet available. The incident remains under investigation.
A Passenger’s Options After an Accident
Suffering an injury as passenger is a confusing and scary situation to be in. Many people are unsure which insurance covers you: the other driver’s, your driver, or maybe even your insurance.
If the driver of the other vehicle was not at fault for the accident, it’s unlikely you’ll receive compensation through their insurance policy. Even if they were partially at fault, it could take months for the legal process to play out.
What’s more likely is you’ll be compensated through the insurance policy of the driver of your car. The simplest way is through personal injury protection (PIP) or Medical Payments (MedPay). These coverages apply to all passengers in the car, meaning they are “first-party” benefits.
No matter who is at fault for the accident, PIP and MedPay should cover your expenses.
If your driver does not have PIP or MedPay, things become a bit more difficult. You could file a claim through your driver’s bodily injury insurance. This may seem awkward and combative, but remember: the claim is not against your friend or family member, only against their insurance policy.
Finally, if you have your own insurance, your PIP or MedPay may apply to you in the accident. But these coverages have limits, and in serious wrecks, it may not cover all your bills.
Hire a Lawyer After an Accident in Washington
At Davis Law Group, P.S., we are committed to securing compensation for all your losses, not just a trip to the emergency room after a car accident. Being in a serious accident creates a serious financial burden for you and your family as you struggle to pay bills when you are unable to work.
Our attorneys look at the cost of emotional strife as well, as you deal with post-traumatic stress problems and panic attacks.
Davis Law Group prides itself on aggressively and accurately assessing the total value of all your losses, and then working with the other side to recover the most compensation possible.
Have someone on your side fighting for you. For a free case evaluation, contact our office today. Call (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page to get started.