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  Passenger Injury in an Auto Accident

When people think about filing claims and collecting damages after an automobile accident, they usually just think about the drivers of the vehicles. But what about passengers and their rights? Passengers in automobile accidents can often suffer severe head, neck, and back injuries . What many people don't realize is that a passenger involved in an automobile accident can file claims against the driver of the car they were in, or the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident. 

Rarely are passengers found negligent in an automobile accident, so when negligence is determined by insurance companies, the passenger has the ability to file a claim for damages against the negligent party. A passenger injured in an accident can file a claim and collect damages for personal injury, damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or damaged or lost property. 

Because a passenger's claims may be independent of, or even against the driver of the vehicle they were in (often a close acquaintance), it's important that the passenger secure an independent lawyer to argue for their specific claims. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles or while on vacation, either as a driver or passenger, please call the Law Offices of Christopher Paul Mesaros to schedule a consultation.  

Categories: Car Accident, Los Angeles Personal Injury,

Posted By Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney on November 05, 2010 12:04 pm | Permalink 
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