What does a passenger do when seriously hurt in a car wreck caused by a friend who was driving? This is a question a passenger injured in a Greensboro, North Carolina (NC), single-vehicle accidentwill have to answer. The car in which the woman was riding slammed into a utility pole and rolled over on its roof. The passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Moses Cone Hospital. According to wxii12.com, she was in critical but stable condition hours after the early morning August 13, 2011, accdent.  

Police are still investigating what caused the Audi A6 to crash, so we do not know if the at-fault driver was distracted in some way or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We will have to wait and see what the investigation reveals.    

But back to the original question: What should a passenger do if he or she is hurt in a wreck and the wreck was caused by a friend? As soon as possible, the passenger should speak with a North Carolina injury lawyer about filing an injury claim. Many people hesitate pursuing damages in this circumstance because they worry doing so will damage or destroy a friendship. Keep in mind, though, that filing a claim does not mean you are trying to punish or hurt your friend financially. Filing an injury claim means you are pursuing damages against your friend’s insurance company, not your friend.  

To learn more, check out this article written by an injury lawyer about passenger injuries and filing an injury claim.