When people think of hiring car accident lawyers, typically they think of the drivers of a car involved in an accident doing it. However, it is not always just the driver that gets hurt. Passengers in a car that was in an accident due to the negligence of another have just as much right to litigation as anyone else, sometimes more so due to the extent of their injuries.
While no one is lucky in an accident, being a passenger in the vehicle is one of the best positions to be in. As you were not the driver of either vehicle, the passenger has no liability for the accident, but they do have a right to seek damage for their injuries. These damages include:
- Loss of Future Earning Ability
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Current and Future Medical Expense Coverage
The unfortunate reality about being an injured passenger is that the liable person may actually be the driver of the vehicle you were in. This could be a family member or and friend, and lawsuits generally don’t strengthen relationships. If this is the case, the injured passenger then has to choose whether they want to pay for the injuries out of their own pocket or sue the driver of the vehicle.
If you were a passenger in a car accident in the Greenville, SC area and aren’t sure what your options are, contact us today. The Clardy Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured, and can help walk you through what options you have available to you.