Can a Passenger in a Motor Vehicle Accident Sue Both Drivers?April 30, 2016
Any Driver Can Be Negligent
There are many scenarios that can cause you to seek out a car accident lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio.
When most of us think of motor vehicle accident lawsuits, we probably think of a negligent driver crashing into another vehicle and causing injuries to the occupants of the other vehicle. This type of scenario does, in fact, occur quite often.
But the attorneys at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA represent clients who have sustained injuries in other crash situations. Sometimes passengers are injured as the result of another vehicle’s driver’s negligence. In many cases, though, passengers are injured in part or in whole because of the negligence of the driver of the vehicle in which they were passengers.
Can a Passenger Sue the Driver of the Vehicle He Was Riding In?
When a passenger is injured as the result of the negligence of the driver of the vehicle he was a passenger in, he has a motor vehicle accident claim against the driver.
Whether riding with a friend or taking an Uber, a passenger is owed a duty by the driver. Drivers must take reasonable care to prevent injury to both passengers and others encountered while driving. If the driver fails to fulfill that duty to drive safely, his actions are negligent and he may be liable for the resulting damages caused by his negligence.
Can a Passenger Sue Both or All Drivers Involved in an Accident?
Under Ohio law, a passenger can sue all parties whose negligence he believes to be responsible for his injuries. When two or more drivers’ negligence causes an accident or injuries, an injured passenger can seek compensation from all of the negligent drivers.
How Can I Learn More About Recovering Compensation for My Car Accident Injuries?
If you were a passenger in a motor vehicle accident and sustained injuries, contact a car accident lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio today. An experienced attorney can help those in need of assistance evaluate their claims, determine who may be liable, and proceed in a way that can help maximize settlements and damage awards.
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