Passenger Injuries from Car Accidents
Protecting Your Rights
In the aftermath of a
car accident, drivers have the responsibility of building a case and filing a claim
in order to receive compensation for their injury-related expenses. If
you are injured in a collision while riding with another person, you may
feel helpless — it is difficult to understand your role in the accident,
and the processes you must follow to have a successful claim.
Recovering compensation as a passenger who was injured in a car accident
can be complex. To learn how we can help, contact our Corpus Christi car
accident passenger injury lawyers 24/7 to schedule a free consultation.
Call (361) 238-2789 or send us a message to get in touch with our firm.
How are Passengers Compensated for Collision Injuries?
To understand how you can recover compensation following an accident, you
must first identify who was at fault. Texas follows “comparative
fault” negligence laws, meaning liability is based on each person’s
level of responsibility in causing the accident. The amount of compensation
a driver can receive may be reduced according to their fault in the incident.
As a passenger, you probably are not at fault for the collision (although
passenger liability is possible). Whichever driver caused the accident
will be responsible for paying your claim, but the benefits you are able
to receive will depend on their insurance policy. You may also be able
to recover compensation through your own insurance provider.
Discover Your Options with Our Lawyers
An insurance company may attempt to limit your compensation because you
were a passenger during the accident. Passengers who are injured in collisions
are just as entitled to recovering damages as drivers — choose Bandas
Law Firm, P.C. to defend your rights.
Our Corpus Christi car accident attorneys can help you understand your
rights as an injured passenger. We have the experience necessary to take
on the insurance companies and get you the compensation you deserve.
We are available 24/7 via phone at (361) 238-2789, or you can schedule
a free consultation with us through our form.