Connecticut Passenger Injuries Attorney
Unless a passenger committed an overt act that distracted the driver or in any other way contributed to a collision, any passenger in an auto accident is considered free of liability. This does not mean that they do not have rights to recover damages from the at-fault parties, however.
If you were a passenger and were injured in a car accident, you may have cause to file a claim in order to recover losses resulting from your condition.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our passenger injury attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form to the right.
Injuries Suffered by Passengers
The severity of injuries suffered by passengers depends on the type and circumstances surrounding a crash. Some types of auto accidents are more prone to serious passenger injuries. In side-impact crashes, for example, if the impact occurred on the side where a passenger is sitting, they are likely to suffer from severe and debilitating injuries.
Injuries suffered by passengers can range from mild to severe, including:
- Broken Bones
- Burns and Lacerations
- Head Injuries
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Rib and Torso Injuries
- Seat Belt Injuries
Whether an injury victim was a passenger on some mode of public transportation, in a taxi, or in a privately owned vehicle such as a van, car or motorcycle, if they were injured due to someone else’s negligence, they may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact our lawyers right away by completing the Free Case Review form to the right to see how we may be able to help you fight for the justice you deserve.
Protecting Passengers from Injuries
In order to prevent or minimize injuries in the event of an accident, passengers should wear seatbelts at all times.
Passengers should also refrain from any behavior that could distract a driver from the task at hand: operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
If a passenger on a motorcycle, they should take the same safety precautions as the motorcyclist by wearing a helmet, leather jacket and pants, boots and gloves to protect them in the event of a wreck.
Children passengers should be strapped into suitable car seats.
Seat belt laws are very specific. In private cars, the law states that every passenger over the age of 14 years old must wear an adult seatbelt if it is available, regardless of where in the car they are seated. Every passenger over 14 years old is responsible for ensuring that they are wearing their seatbelt and that they are wearing it properly.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a passenger in an auto accident, you may be able to make an injury compensation claim. Complete the Free Case Review form to the right to see how one of our personal injury attorneys may be able to help you with your claim.
Contact an Experienced Connecticut Passenger Injury Attorney
An auto accident can bring unwanted chaos into your life. Instead of worrying about whether you will be able to afford the expenses incurred from your passenger injuries, you should be focused on recuperating. Let our attorneys fight to secure your financial stability by holding the responsible parties accountable for your condition.
We urge you to consult with an attorney who is well-versed in Connecticut auto accident liability laws as soon as possible if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s actions or negligence.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our passenger injury attorneys have the skills and the resources necessary to successfully litigate an injury claim. Our staff can recreate the scene of the crash in order to find the cause of the wreck and hold the responsible parties liable for any damages.
With offices located in New Haven,Bridgeport and Hartford, we are available to fight for the rights of Connecticut residents who have suffered harm through the negligence or malicious intentions of another.
Our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not owe us any fees until we obtain a favorable outcome for your lawsuit, whether through a jury verdict or a settlement with other parties involved.
If you are unsure if you have cause to file a Connecticut passenger injury lawsuit,contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, initial case evaluation. During an evaluation, we will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your losses.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Connecticut passenger injury victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.