What are My Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident?

We have written about whether you can sue as a passenger in a car accident, but we have not written more broadly about your rights as a passenger. If you are injured in a car accident and you are not at fault for that accident, you may seek compensation — but there is more to the law than that, and an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you pursue a claim.

When Can I Pursue Compensation?

You can pursue compensation as a passenger in a car accident if you can prove that another party’s negligence led to your injury — and that includes the driver of your vehicle.

In cases where the negligence of a friend who is driving caused your injury, you should not hesitate to pursue a claim. It is important to remember that, generally, you would not be trying to recover damages directly from the negligent party — you would be recovering damages from their insurance company. Not pursuing a personal injury claim because a friend was at fault for the accident would be akin to giving the insurance company a free pass.

Rubens Kress and Mulholland: Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

Rubens Kress and Mulholland is a Chicago law firm concentrating in personal injury cases. We have a record of success and we charge no fee unless you collect. If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact Rubens Kress and Mulholland online, at 312-201-9640, or toll-free at 866-890-9640.