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Lawsuits Brought by Automobile Passengers

Many people think that only the drivers of vehicles involved in accidents can bring personal injury lawsuits. This is simply not true. Anyone injured in an automobile accident has a potential cause of action against a negligent driver — whether that driver was in another vehicle or in the vehicle in which they were riding.


At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, we are able to represent injured passengers as well as drivers. We handle lawsuits brought when the passengers of motor vehicles sustain injuries.

When a car passenger injury is involved, we explore every possibility for compensation. Sometimes the other driver’s negligence was the cause. Other times the driver of your vehicle was to blame. Regardless of the cause of the accident, we will talk with you about all of your options.


No one wants to hurt the people they care about. As a result, many people are reluctant to consider a lawsuit when they have been hurt in another’s car. They worry that filing a lawsuit will create a disturbance or hold their loved one personally accountable.

Injured passengers should remember that, when there is car insurance involved, they are not filing a lawsuit solely against the person — they are filing suit against that person’s insurance. The driver of the vehicle has paid insurance premiums so that they would have insurance in case their actions caused injury. When a driver’s actions caused injury, it is okay to use that insurance for its intended purpose.

Even if you are a friend or relative — especially if you are a friend or relative — drivers who care for the passengers they hurt often want those passengers to get needed compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and missed work.

Jeffrey H. Friedman Was Injured as a Passenger

Jeffrey H. Friedman was injured in a car accident when he was 16 years old. Everyone else in the accident walked away. He never walked again. When he represents you, it’s not just business, it’s personal.

What About Costs?

We collect no fees until you recover on your claim. We commit substantial resources to investigate your case, hire expert witnesses, and cover necessary expenses. If we win, we recover these expenditures. If not, you owe us nothing.

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