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Car Accident Passenger Injuries
A Car Passenger’s Legal Options Following an Injury in a Texas Car or Truck Accident
Victims of car accidents are rarely just the drivers of the vehicle. In many situations, passengers may also be injured as a result of the accident. Passenger injuries in a vehicle accident add another layer of complexity to an already tough situation.
If you were a passenger in a vehicle accident, an expert car wreck attorney is crucial to your injury and property damage claims. Call Our Law Office today to discuss your personal situation with our experienced passenger car accident attorneys. Our lawyers have more than twenty years of experience with Texas car wreck passenger claims and know precisely how to sort through all the various claims against the responsible and liable parties for your accident claim.More on this webpage
Common Injuries to Passengers Involved in Car Wrecks
Passengers often sustain similar injuries as drivers: whiplash, head, neck, and back injuries, brain injury, broken bones, deep bruising, neurological, muscular, and skeletal trauma, and possible death. These injuries can be due to impact by the other vehicle, contact with other objects within the car such as windows and seatbacks, personal effects in the passenger compartment, and improper use of restraint mechanisms such as car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. No matter the type of injury, passengers can seek compensation from negligent drivers involved in the accident – including the driver operating the injured party’s vehicle – or any car insurance companies involved in the accident.
Because a passenger may seek compensation from multiple parties, it is essential that an attorney experienced in car wrecks is on your side. Liability for the accident must be apportioned, a legal concept is known as proportionate responsibility. Additionally, a knowledgeable Texas car accident attorney will not only know which parties are liable for the accident but how to collect compensation from each of them, ensuring your legal rights are protected. Contact our Law Office now for your personalized consultation regarding your situation. Call and speak with our expert car wreck legal team.
Compensation Available to Passengers Involved in Car Accidents
Passengers are eligible for compensation from drivers who are proven to be negligent. This requires an evidentiary showing of responsibility and liability as well as proof of all injuries and property damage sustained as a result of the accident. Only an experienced car accident attorney has the knowledge of the process and legal demands necessary to achieve the results you want. Contact our Law Office for more information and for a personal consultation about your situation.
Both special damages and general damages are available to car accident passengers in Texas. Special damages, also known as economic damages, are defined as compensation for present and future medical bills, property damages, lost wages or salary, and lost future earning potential. These types of damages are ascertainable, meaning that they can be fairly easily determined by extensive existing evidence and highly probable future evidence: actual and projected future medical bills, previous paystubs and career track, the cost to repair or replace damaged property.
General damages, also known as non-economic damages, are much more complex and require extensive legal arguments before a judge or jury will grant these to an injured passenger. General damages include compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of consortium, mental or emotional turmoil, and damage to reputation. Because these damages are not easily calculated, a very experienced car wreck attorney is crucial to receiving this type of compensation.
Our Law Office has worked on car accident legal issues and cases for more than twenty years and has the knowledge and precise legal arguments necessary to achieve the compensation you deserve following a vehicle accident. Call us for your personalized consultation and discuss your situation with our accident attorneys.