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California Passenger Accidents
- If you have already been involved in a passenger injury accident in the State of California, we highly recommend that you stop reading right now, and call our law firm for a free telephone consultation at (800) 816-1529, Ext. 1. We will tell you over the telephone if we think that you have a case and whether we can help you.
- If we believe we can help you, and you decide to retain us, we can then send our investigator to you with all of the legal forms necessary for you to retain our law firm.
- If you do not have medical insurance or a medical provider, we can immediately refer you to an appropriate doctor near you for medical treatment. (Yes, even if you do not have medical insurance)
- Yes, this can all be accomplished with one phone call to our law firm. We try to make the process as simple as possible for you.
Passenger accident injury cases involve persons who are passengers in cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, trains, airplanes, and/or any other type of motor vehicle, who were injured when the vehicle they are either riding in, or riding on, is involved in an accident.
Often time’s passengers in motor vehicles are either friends or relatives of the person who is operating the vehicle, and are hesitant to seek legal representation for their injuries. The bottom line is if you are a passenger in a motor vehicle that is involved in an accident, and you are injured, you have the legal right to be compensated for your loss.
We understand the dilemma you may face if the operator of the motor vehicle that you are riding in is a friend or relative, however, that should not be your main concern. Your main concern should be taking care of yourself.
The person, who was operating the motor vehicle, should have liability insurance and or coverage to cover you, the passenger, in cases where they are at fault in a motor vehicle accident.
Although technically, you will be making a claim against the person operating the motor vehicle, in reality, you will be making a claim against their insurance company. In extreme cases of injury, the person operating a motor vehicle in which you are riding may not have enough insurance coverage to cover your entire loss.
In these types of cases, you will be in reality, seeking full compensation from the person who is a fault.
It may be that the person who is driving the vehicle in which you were a passenger is not at fault in the accident. In this type of situation, you will be seeking compensation from the at fault person or persons responsible for the accident.
Furthermore, there may be a combination of fault between multiple drivers in the accident, including the driver of the vehicle in which you are a passenger.
Passengers are usually in the best spot to recover in accidents because they can go after whichever party is at fault.
In any case, we always recommend that you retain a lawyer to represent your legal interests,
Passenger cases are usually easier to obtain a recovery on, because you usually do not have the burden of proof as to who is at fault.
The passenger will generally make a claim against all drivers in an accident, and let the chips fall where they may.
Passengers who are injured in a motor vehicle accident are entitled to compensation for all out of pocket expense related to the accident, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.
If you are a passenger in any type of motor vehicle that is involved in an accident, you may call our law firm for free legal consultation at (800) 816-1529, Ext.1.