Being the driver of a vehicle and being involved in an auto accident is certainly frightening. What if you are not the driver? What if you are one of the passengers riding in the car of a loved one or a friend?
It is not uncommon to hear about an injury to a passenger whenever there is an auto accident. Millions of passengers suffer injuries every year in an automobile accident.
Some of the common injuries that passengers have after being involved in an accident include the following:
- Injuries to the head
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Neck injuries
- Accidental death
The passenger of a vehicle that is involved in an auto accident will usually have a simpler case than the driver off the car. Why is this? The passenger will not be responsible for proving any kind of liability in the accident. The driver of either vehicle will have to worry about proving liability.
A passenger in the car may say he or she does not want to speak with an Odessa injury attorney because he does not want to file a claim against a friend or family member. When we talk about car accidents, you will not seek compensation from the other person, but you will seek financial compensation from that person’s insurance provider.
The insurance your friend or family member has should be created to compensate for any injuries or damages that were caused, even though the injuries or damages were not intentional. You may not want to deal with the sudden rise in the insurance premium, but that insurance premium is going to rise regardless of what decision you make.
We understand being involved in an accident is frightening and difficult. However, if you have been injured, you certainly are allowed to seek compensation. If you are worried about causing a rift or a wedge between yourself and your loved one, you can let your attorney know this.
We do not want to make this any difficult than it already is. Contact us today for an evaluation of your case if you have been injured while riding in a car with a friend or family member.