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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.

Skilled Attorneys In Car Passenger Injury Cases

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

Over the years, we have handled accident cases involving:

  • Buses
  • Vans
  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles

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

Who Would Want To File A Lawsuit Against A Friend Or Relative?

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 to cover them in case they are ever in an accident. When the driver’s actions have caused injuries, it is OK for the injured passengers 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.

Legal Representation Tailored To Your Needs

When we represent automobile passengers, we write demand letters to driver’s insurance companies. While we are ready to go to trial to protect our clients’ interests, the truth is that the vast majority of cases settle before ever reaching the courtroom. Working with Friedman, Domiano & Smith is a good way to make this happen.

Jeffrey H. Friedman Was Injured As A Passenger

Jeffrey H. Friedman was injured in a car accident when he was 17 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.

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