At Oliver Law Office, our car accident attorneys in Columbus know that being a passenger in someone else’s vehicle is not uncommon. Whether carpooling to work, going to dinner, or heading to an event, being a passenger has its perks. The downside is that passengers are placed in a vulnerable position, at the mercy of the driver and their driving behaviors.
With no control over how their driver or other Ohio drivers operate their vehicles, getting hurt in a crash places passengers in a significantly challenging position when it comes time to pursue the liable party for their damages. We can help.
Who is Liable for a Passenger’s Injuries After an Ohio Auto Accident?
If you have been hurt in a crash as a passenger in Ohio, seek medical care immediately. Your health and well-being are the priority. Once you know the extent of your injuries and have a treatment plan, we can help you establish who was liable for the crash.
The one sure thing is, as a passenger, it was not you.
The liable party that caused the crash may include:
The driver of the vehicle you were riding in.
When riding in a vehicle as a passenger, it is possible for the driver of the car you are in to be found liable for the crash. Speeding, impaired, and distracted drivers frequently carry passengers.
When they are not following the rules of the road or are negligently operating their vehicles, they can be held liable for their passengers’ injuries.
Our Columbus car accident and injury attorneys can help by pursuing the driver’s vehicle insurance coverage directly, saving you from an uncomfortable conversation about financial responsibility with a coworker or friend.
Another driver or negligent third party.
If you were injured in a collision caused by another negligent driver or third party, we could pursue that driver — or a combination of other drivers who caused the crash — for your full financial recovery.
We can help you understand your legal rights and options to file a claim as an injured passenger, starting with a free consultation.
Contact Our Skilled Car Accident Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio Today
If you have been injured in a crash as a vehicle passenger in Ohio, contact our dedicated Columbus car accident attorneys today. There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront costs to associate with our law firm in an injury or death matter.
We handle all injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.
Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing the individualized needs of each client with personalized attention. We handle every case with confidence, courage, and determination. Please call us at (614)-220-9100 or fill out a Contact Us form so we can be in touch as soon as possible – let’s get started on your claim today.
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