When you were riding with a friend, you kept telling them that it seemed like traffic was dangerous that day. People were speeding, and you were wary about how many people were on the roads.
You weren’t surprised when your friend ended up getting into an auto accident. Fortunately, they were okay afterward, but you suffered some injuries that needed medical attention.
Since you weren’t the driver, you may not be sure what rights you have and if you can seek compensation. Fortunately, you can.
Your rights when riding as a passenger in another person’s car
When you are a passenger in another person’s vehicle, you may have the right to pursue a claim against the driver of your vehicle as well as anyone else who caused the collision. For example, if you were involved in a single-car crash, you’d have the right to pursue a claim against the driver of your vehicle for their negligent behavior.
In the case that another driver is at fault, you can make a case against them for compensation. On top of that, you may be able to pursue a claim against the driver of your vehicle’s insurance.
When there is not a clear definition of who is at fault, it might be tougher to decide who to make a claim against, but your attorney will file the necessary claims and wait to see what the court’s decision is. In most cases like this, you can receive compensation from any of the drivers held at fault for the collision, even if one is more at fault than another.
Passengers have rights when they are hurt in auto accidents
Passengers do have rights when they’re involved in auto accidents, including the right to make a claim against an at-fault driver or others who may be liable for the collision. Your injuries are just as serious as anyone else’s, so it’s valuable for you to look into a claim against those responsible for harming you.
Know your rights, so you can take steps to collect evidence and make a claim against those who are responsible for the car crash.