Obviously, passengers can also be injured in a car accident. Passengers usually have no control over the situation that caused the car accident and so are usually victims of other drivers’ mistakes. What are the options for passengers recovering damages from car accidents? If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a car accident, you may seek to recover damages from multiple parties, depending on who was at fault in the accident.
The driver of the other vehicle. This is the person that most people seek damages from when they are injured in a car wreck. If the other driver caused the wreck, then that is person responsible to compensate you for your injuries.
The driver of the car you were a passenger in. If the driver of the car you were in caused the wreck, then that driver can be held accountable for your injuries. This may be the case even if the car you were in was the only car involved in the accident.
A third party. In some cases, someone other than the two main drivers may have been responsible for the accident. Some common examples include faulty safety signals at a railroad crossing, a police officer involved in a reckless pursuit, or a road in poor condition. If you were injured as a passenger in such an accident, you may be able to seek damages from a third party.
Multiple parties. It’s possible that more than one party contributed to the accident that caused your injuries as a passenger. In order to protect your rights to recover damages, you may need to pursue a claim against more than one person.
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