Can I Sue if I Was an Injured Passenger in a Car Accident?

Being a passenger is great for a change. Passengers don’t have to worry about driving, so they can take the time to enjoy the scenery, control the music, and more. However, if you are a passenger and are involved in an accident, you may be severely injured, and it’s not your fault. This can be an extremely distressing situation, which is why many injured passengers seek financial compensation. To learn more, read on and reach out to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.

What are the most prevalent causes of car accidents?

Car accidents can be caused by several different factors, including icy or snowy roads, dangerous road conditions, such as deep potholes, a negligent road design, or even defective car parts. However, the most common cause of accidents is driver negligence. Some examples of driver negligence are as follows:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Speeding
  • Disregarding blind spots
  • Merging unsafely
  • Ignoring other rules of the road

Am I eligible for financial compensation as an injured passenger?

To recover financial compensation as an injured passenger, you will have to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. In this case, you are either seeking to hold your driver accountable or another motorist accountable. However, you will need a seasoned attorney who is capable of gathering and presenting all the evidence necessary to prove your claim. Your attorney may collect security camera footage of your accident, police reports, witness statements, medical documents, pictures of your injuries, and more.

Once you file your claim, you cannot risk overexposure on social media. Insurance companies are businesses, and their goal is to make money. This means that they may be monitoring your social media accounts to ensure you don’t post anything that may contradict your claim. If you do, they may use it against you and deny you financial compensation, even if you truly need it.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations in New Jersey is three years, which means you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If you do not, you will most likely be denied the financial compensation you deserve. Hire our knowledgeable firm who is ready to begin the claims process as soon as possible.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.