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Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident

Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident

In a car accident you have rights as a passenger—and most likely, more than you believe. Many times the passenger of an accident is not ever found at fault, and the number of damages they may collect has no limit.

Duty of Care

A duty of care is an obligation that every driver must abide by. They must make sure they are doing everything in their power to prevent the harm of their passengers, and others on the road. If this duty is broken, you have the right to recover damages from the driver.

A Closer Look at a Passenger Injury Claim

There are a few guidelines that must be met for the injury claim to be legitimate. The first two being a duty of care, and the breaching of said duty, as stated above. In addition, you must also:

  • Prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident

  • Prove that the party at fault caused the accident to happen, resulting in your injuries

Types of Damages Granted

Following a successful injury case, you may be able to receive compensation for the following:

  • Lost and future wages

  • Medical costs

  • Therapy bills

  • Pain and suffering

  • Cost of medical equipment

  • Cost of lifestyle changes

Why You Should Work With an Experienced Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident as a passenger, it’s important for you to speak with a Los Angeles auto accident attorney as soon as you can. Working with an attorney will ensure your rights stay protected. They will be able to answer any questions you may have, provide insightful information to help guide you, and most importantly, they will protect you from being taken advantage of by large insurance companies.

Call us today (800) 905-8777 to schedule your consultation and begin working towards recovering.


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