Mosley, Engelman & Jones, LLP | Britany M. Engelman
Certainly. If you were a passenger in a car and were injured in an accident you can sue the driver or the person who was at fault. Often times these claims can be resolved by your lawyer through the insurance company without the necessity of filing a lawsuit. Please feel free to contact my office for a free consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Alan H. Segal | Alan H. Segal
In Massachusetts you need to have over $2000 in medical expenses or a broken bone in order to sue the responsible party for an automobile accident for pain and suffering. Nevertheless, you can still collect from his insurance company for payment of medical bills.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
If your injury arises to a serious impairment of a bodily function and the driver was negligent and the negligence caused your injury you would have a claim against the driver. You would be well advised to have the claim evaluated by an attorney specializing in personal injury matters. Most attorneys working in this area of the law work on a contingent fee basis. That means there is no attorney fee unless there is a recovery.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
If you are truly hurt you need a good doctor who will say so and treat you and you need a good PI lawyer. Surely you can sue. May not be necessary to sue if you know a good lawyer should be settled out of court
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Lewis B. Kaplan | Lewis B. Kaplan
More facts concerning the accident would be useful for a complete analysis. However the fact that you were a passenger in a vehicle which was being negligently operated does not in and of itself preclude you from making a claim against the driver. Hopefully the driver had liability insurance coverage on the vehicle . A lawyer should be contacted for further advice .
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Lapin Law Offices | Jeffrey Lapin
Yes you can sue the driver of the car you were riding in if the driver's negligence was either the sole or a partial cause of the accident. If your driver was the sole cause, then he or she is responsible for all of your injuries and damages. If your driver was only partially at fault, then he or she is responsible for all of your economic damages (such as medical bills and lost wages) and is responsible for his or her percentage of your other damages (such as pain and suffering). If your driver was not at fault at all for the accident, then you cannot sue him or her. If you are still recovering from your injuries you should not consider settling your case at this point. You either want to make a full recover or reach medical maximum improvement, which basically means healed as much as you can. Before suing the driver, you might try negotiating with his or her insurance company. If you can reach a settlement, then you would have to sue to get more money. You may want to consult with a personal injury attorney. Most offer a free initial consultation so it will not cost you anything to learn more about your rights and options.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Pivotal Law Group, PLLC | Christopher L. Thayer
If the driver of the vehicle was "at fault" for causing the collision, then the short answer is "yes". You may have other options, even if the driver was not "at fault", and you may be able to make claims under the driver's insurance and/or your own insurance. I would recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately so that you can explore and understand all your rights and make sure you are protecting your interests.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Timiney Law Firm | Leigh Anne Timiney
The answer to your question depends upon the circumstances of the accident and who was at fault for the accident. If the driver of the vehicle you were riding in is at fault for the accident, you can bring a claim against the automobile insurance company for the owner of the vehicle. If the other vehicle was at fault for the accident, not the vehicle you were riding in, then you can bring a claim against the other vehicle's insurance company. I would suggest you consult with a personal injury attorney before attempting to handle a personal injury claim on your own.
Answer Applies to: Arizona