Passengers in Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you were a passenger in a motor vehicle that was involved in an accident, and you were injured, you have a claim. If the driver of another vehicle caused the accident, you may be able to make a claim against that person and his or her insurance. But what if the driver of the vehicle you were in was at fault?

The answer is that you still have a claim – against the driver of the car in which you were riding. This can be awkward since the driver is often a parent or other family member or close friend. That person may not want you to make a claim since his or her insurance may be canceled or the rates increased, but this is obviously a selfish position. A reasonable person would want passengers in his car to make a claim if they were injured by his negligence. That’s why you have insurance. It’s kind of dumb to pay for insurance if you don’t make valid claims.

If you have been injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle, even if your driver was at fault, call us. We will explain the law to the driver/owner of the car you were in and handle the claim in the most professional manner.