Tamarac Accident Attorney
Passengers who are injured in motor vehicle accidents are in a somewhat different position to drivers when it comes to auto accident lawsuits. As a passenger, you need to protect your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation from multiple parties, and in some cases you may be able to recover from your own auto insurance company even though you were not driving. If you have been injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident, please talk to a Tamarac accident attorney today.
Protecting Your Rights as a Passenger
If you have been injured as a passenger you need to take action on your own behalf, rather than relying on the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding. This begins at the time of the accident. Just as drivers should collect the names and contact information for everyone involved, so should you. You should write everything down, take pictures, and preserve evidence just as you would if you were a driver in the accident.
It is very rare for a passenger to be held responsible for causing an accident. The only way you can be held responsible for the accident is if you did something to cause the accident, such as grab the steering wheel. However, you may be considered responsible or partially responsible for your own injuries if you knowingly chose to ride with an intoxicated or otherwise impaired driver.
As a passenger you may be entitled to compensation from each party who is found to be responsible for your accident. This can include:
- Driver of the vehicle which you occupied
- Other drivers
- Auto or auto parts manufacturer
- Government entity responsible for design, construction, or maintenance of roadway
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, please call Tamarac accident attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. by calling (954) 473-1500 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.