First and foremost: If you were injured in an accident as a passenger, you should inquire about receiving compensation for your injuries. Other common questions regarding passenger injuries follow.
Passenger Injury FAQ’s
Can I make a claim against the at-fault driver?
You may have a claim against the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding, and/or any other negligent parties involved in the collision; this includes at-fault drivers, providers of alcohol to at-fault drivers, and manufacturers of any vehicles proven to have caused the accident as a result of a defect.
Can a passenger be held responsible for the accident?
If you are concerned that you may be blamed for causing the accident, know that generally speaking, a passenger cannot be held at fault – unless it can be proven that he/she excessively distracted the driver. Seek the help of a skilled attorney to fend off allegations of causing the accident.
The driver obtained all the accident information, but I did not. Can I still seek compensation?
Ideally, a passenger should obtain all necessary information at the scene of an accident if safely possible; however, it is still possible to seek compensation.
For other questions and additional insight regarding passenger injuries, contact our Texas law firm for a free legal consultation.
In all automobile accident cases, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of an automobile accident, call The Law Offices of López and Sercely. now at 214-699-4656. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
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