Passenger Injury FAQ

Passenger Injury FAQ

Passenger Injury Answers – Get the Help You Need

Working through the details of a car accident can be extremely confusing, especially if you were just a passenger injured in the crash. We're here to help. We've compiled the answers to some frequently asked questions about being a passenger in a car accident.

If I'm not wearing my seatbelt, but I'm injured, do I still have a case?
  • Even if you aren't wearing your seatbelt, you'll still have a case to recover money for your medical bills and more.
  • However, if you're claiming a faulty or defective vehicle injured you and you weren't wearing a seatbelt, you won't be able to pursue the case.
My friend, the driver, didn't have car insurance. I don't have car or health insurance either. What happens now?
  • If there is absolutely no insurance on the car, and you don't have car/health insurance, we can still fight to recover money for your medical bills. However, they will only be paid once a settlement is reached and are typically included in the costs associated with your injuries.
My brother got permission to borrow his friend's car. He was driving, we got into an accident, and now I'm injured. Who pays for my medical bills?
  • If you have car insurance, your own auto policy will pay your medical expenses.
  • If you don't have car insurance, your brother's friend's auto policy would cover your medical expenses.
I was the passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver. He crashed, and now I'm injured. Can I sue the driver?
  • You are able to bring a lawsuit against the intoxicated driver. Furthermore, you might be able to bring a lawsuit against an establishment (i.e., bar or restaurant) if they were serving a visibly drunk patron.
I was riding the bus and it crashed. Who pays for my injuries?
  • Bus and public transportation accidents can be extremely complicated, because these vehicles are generally owned and operated by the local government.
  • Because of the complex nature of these cases, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.
I was the passenger in a car accident a week ago. I felt fine for a time, but my neck has started to hurt. What should I do?
  • Visit a physician as soon as possible. It's very common that neck injuries appear a short time after an accident. As a passenger, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Don't Hesitate – Contact Us Day or Night

Suffering an injury as a passenger in a car accident can be life changing. Your medical bills could be piling up, you could be forced to miss work, and you might be experiencing tremendous pain and suffering.

Contact our attorneys to get the legal help you need. We'll examine your situation for free, answer your questions, and determine if you have a case. Just pick up the phone – or fill out our online form – and reach us anytime.