Lawyers To Help Those Injured As Passengers In Auto Accidents
The roads in Texas seem to have become a common area for people to suffer car accidents for any number of reasons. While distracted driving continues to cause accidents on our highways and city streets, we often neglect the rights of any passengers involved.
Today we at Rad Law Firm are going to take a closer look at car accidents from the passenger’s perspective. As Dallas car accident lawyers, we have extensive experience handling these types of cases and are here to answer any questions you may have.
What Are My Rights As A Passenger?
If you are a passenger in a car accident, there’s a good chance you will want to pursue legal action against the party responsible for the accident, especially if you received an injury in your accident. As a passenger, you may be able to file a claim against the following:
- The driver of the other vehicle
- The individual who was driving the vehicle you were riding in
- The manufacturer of the vehicle or faulty vehicle parts
- The repair shop where the at-fault vehicle was serviced
- The owner of the vehicle
- The employer of the negligent driver
We can help determine who is liable for your injuries.
Typically, the accident liability falls onto one of the two drivers, but there are some exceptions. There are four different aspects of determining liability:
- There was a standard of duty owed to the plaintiff (passenger)
- That duty was breached
- The plaintiff was injured as a result
- There is evidence that this breach caused the injury
Often, it is quite simple to show who was at fault, but proving liability can be challenging and may require our team of personal injury lawyers to help.
Steps To Take Following A Car Accident
Once you are in a safe place and called the police following your accident, contact an attorney right away. You have more rights following a car accident as a passenger than you may think, and we can help defend them. Even passengers have the right to file a claim for their injuries.