At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia vehicle collision attorneys know that riding as a passenger in someone else’s car places you completely in their care. You have no control over how the vehicle is driven, and you certainly cannot control how other motorists are driving their cars, trucks, or SUVs. All you can do is sit and ride, waiting to reach your destination.
If a crash occurs, passengers are just as likely to be injured as the driver and any of the vehicle’s other occupants. The question becomes, who is liable for your damages? We have answers.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Passenger Injuries in Georgia?
Because you are a bystander who is simply riding in the vehicle, you cannot be liable for the crash. That leaves a small group of people who may be.
- The driver of the vehicle you were riding in.
- The driver of the vehicle that collided with the car you were riding in.
If the driver of the vehicle you were in was negligent and caused the collision because he or she was impaired, speeding, distracted, or otherwise driving recklessly, you may pursue their vehicle insurance coverage for your complete damages. This may include your medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity — if you are unable to return to work in the same position — out-of-pocket costs, and emotional distress.
This is important because most passengers ride alongside a friend or family member whom they would not want to hold personally liable for their damages. Pursuing their insurance coverage directly can help preserve the relationship, as opposed to asking the individual to write you a check.
If you were injured as a passenger in a vehicle collision caused by a driver who was not operating the vehicle you were in, our auto crash lawyers will pursue the third party for your financial recovery just as we would if you were the driver, instead of the passenger, when the crash occurred.
Contact Our Trusted Georgia Vehicle Collision Attorneys Today for Help
We understand that suffering injuries in a car crash because of another person’s negligence is nothing short of life changing. We want to help you turn the page, and move forward with confidence, starting today.
Contact our skilled Georgia vehicle collision lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your crash, injuries, and how they have impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life, so together we can pursue the best outcome for your unique case.