Can a passenger recover damages for car accident injuries caused by the driver?

September 7, 2009

If you are injured in a car accident, you can sue the driver responsible for the accident, whether it is the driver of the second car or the driver of the car in which you were riding.

 

The driver of a car owes a duty of care to those with whom they share the road. This duty of care extends not only to other drivers and pedestrians, but also to the passengers in their own car. That means that a driver can be held legally responsible for the injuries sustained by their passengers in addition to injuries suffered by those driving or riding in the other cars involved in the accident.

 

Often the driver is a friend or relative, which can make the situation very difficult for the injured passenger. It is important to keep in mind, however, that a personal injury lawsuit may be the only way for you to recover compensation for your injuries. Also, in most cases you are suing the driver’s insurance company and not the driver themselves.

 

If you were the innocent victim of a car accident, you deserve full compensation for your losses. The identity of the driver responsible for the accident doesn’t change the pain, suffering and financial losses you must cope with.

 

Please contact Fears | Nachawati to learn more about your rights as an injured passenger. Our Texas personal injury lawyers provide free legal advice about car accident lawsuits and recovering compensation from insurance companies. Email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call us on our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584 for free legal advice on your potential claim.

 

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