As a passenger involved in an accident, you have legal rights against the liable party, with the liable party or parties being those at fault for the accident. This means you have rights against the driver of your vehicle and/or the driver of the other vehicle or vehicles involved in the accident. The main thing to keep in mind here is that as a passenger, most of the time, you did nothing wrong, so someone else is at fault. You can almost always recover 100% of your damages!
If you were a passenger in a vehicle that your friend was driving and your friend was at fault, then you may feel uncomfortable filing a claim against him or her. However, the reality is that you are really bringing a claim against their insurance company. That’s why people have insurance. Your friend should feel proud to have the insurance necessary to cover you for your injuries. After all, it is your friend’s fault for causing your injuries.
You can recover compensation for all your injuries, lost earnings, future loss of earnings, property damage, and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured while a passenger in a bus, car, truck, motorcycle, boat, train, or plane, you have rights against the negligent party.
Please contact Halpern & Associates in Los Angeles immediately for a free case evaluation.