Can a Passenger Sue a Driver?

Posted on December 11, 2019 in

As a passenger in a car accident, you are not liable for any damages, unless you somehow acted recklessly to intentionally distract the driver. However, as an injured passenger, you may be wondering if you can sue the driver of the vehicle you were riding in, and what your options are. As a passenger in an automobile accident, making a determination of liability will help you understand who you have the right to file a claim against for your injuries. 

Passenger Rights

As a passenger in a car accident, you may file a claim against any of the following parties if they were determined to be at-fault for the car accident.  

When Your Driver Has No Insurance Coverage

You may make the discovery that your driver did not carry any car insurance coverage. If this is the case, then make sure to check your own car insurance coverage. You may have a specific section in your policy titled either “Uninsured Motorist Coverage” or “Underinsured Motorist Coverage.” If this is the case, your own car insurance policy may provide you with compensation for your injuries and damages. 

Contact an Experienced Accident Attorney Today 

If you were injured in a car accident as a passenger, making the determination of liability can be a complex legal issue. You may have the right to sue more than one party for your injuries. If you have medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, contact an experienced car accident attorney today. Michael J. Redenburg can help you understand your rights, and provide a free consultation regarding your case. Contact us today at (347) 492-1189 or online.

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C.

In over a decade of legal practice, Attorney Michael Redenburg began his career defending cases for the clients of insurance companies. Initially defending no-fault claims at a Long Island-based law firm, he then moved on to a Manhattan-based firm where he defended the clients of insurance carriers in an auto accident and premises liability matters.

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