Attorney Ben Schwartz answers a Facebook fan question. “Do I Have a Legal Case Against the Driver if I Was Injured as a Passenger in a Car Accident?”
I’m Attorney Ben Schwartz.
Today, I want to answer your question: “If I’m the passenger in a car and my driver was at fault and caused an accident, can I still pursue a claim?”
If you’re injured in an accident caused by the negligence of the person driving your car, speak to an attorney in the state where your accident occurred. Maybe the driver of the car you were in was not paying attention to the roadway. Maybe the driver was not paying attention to whether there was a red light or a stop sign. If the driver of a car you were in caused an accident, you probably have a claim against that person for personal injury. You can submit a claim for compensation for your personal injuries, pain and suffering, and any medical expenses.
You may think of a personal injury case or a car accident case as a situation when another person runs a red light and smashes into your car. If you were injured, then you would have a claim. But, you can also have a personal injury claim in a one-car accident. The driver of your car may not have been paying attention and could run off the roadway. This could cause you to collide with a tree or a telephone pole.
If you are in an accident and suspect that one or more of the motorists negligently caused the accident through inattention or carelessness, speak to an attorney about your legal rights.
If you were injured while riding as a passenger during a car accident, give us a call today.