I was injured as a passenger in car accident. The driver's insurance doesn't provide adequate compensation, and the driver is a young adult with no assets. What recourse do I have (garnish future wages, etc)?
I have very serious injuries including a shattered arm, broken pelvis, collapsed lung, and traumatic brain injury. Thank you for any advice you can give.
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ANSWER for "Car Crash Lawsuit for Major Injuries...":
If the vehicle was owned and operated by the party driving and they are underinsured, you may need to check your own policy and submit a claim there for additional compensation. If the driver of the vehicle was not the actual vehicle owner, you may want to look into his insurance.
If the vehicle owned by party A was negligently entrusted to party B, you may sue both parties for your injuries. If all of these options fail, check your state's local victims compensation fund. Sometimes they will compensate injured parties where insurance otherwise falls short.
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