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If you were a passenger injured in an auto accident, you should consult with our accident attorneys. You have the right to bring a claim against the friend or relative who owns the car in which you were the passenger. In order to protect your rights and receive all the compensation you deserve from your injuries, you should consult a personal injury attorney at Jacobs & Jacobs. We fight to ensure that those responsible for car passenger injuries in New Haven are held responsible.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a car crash, determining who was at fault during the incident is probably the furthest thing from your mind. However, if you suffered an injury as a passenger involved in an auto vehicle collision, you may need to prove fault to receive fair compensation. In Connecticut, the party responsible for the collision is financially liable for your injuries.
When a driver fails to act with a rational degree of care towards other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, this is deemed as “negligence.” All drivers are required to possess a valid driver’s license and understand the rules of the road. Failure to abide by these conditions can be considered negligence, whether a motorist runs a red light and hits the vehicle you’re in or is talking on their phone while driving. As long as you can prove that the driver of another vehicle was substantially responsible for the crash (51% at fault or higher), you may be eligible for compensation.
Insurance companies oftentimes try to pin the blame on the driver of your vehicle or dispute claims that their client was primarily responsible for the wreck. In these situations, you need our experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner. We’ll thoroughly analyze the details of your case and bring in reputable experts, such as an accident reconstruction team, to provide expert witness testimony regarding collision liability.
Vehicle accidents can be stressful for New Haven drivers and passengers alike. If you’re involved in a motor vehicle collision, our law firm recommends:
If you were injured as a passenger in a New Haven car or truck accident, you may have several options to obtain the compensation you need for recovery. Our New Haven passenger accident attorney may be able to assist with:
If you have questions about your rights or your options in a passenger injury case, talk to a New Haven car accident lawyer at Jacobs & Jacobs by calling (203) 777-2300 or by completing our online contact form.