If you're a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident, and if you have sustained injury as a result, you are usually entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. As a passenger, you may have a claim against both the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding as well as the drivers of any other vehicles (or any other negligent parties) involved in the collision. A passenger is generally not considered to be at fault or partially at fault for causing an accident unless he or she does something to cause an accident, such as distract the driver.
As a passenger in an accident, it is important for you to independently obtain all necessary information at the scene of an accident if safely possible. 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 Law Office of Donald P. Edwards now at 404-526-8866 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. 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.