In a car crash, the physical harm that passengers suffer can be just as serious as driver injuries are. In some cases, these injuries may be even more catastrophic.
Passengers are typically innocent of responsibility in motor vehicle accidents. Unless the passenger acted in a way that interfered with the driver's ability to operate the vehicle, they are blameless for the crash. What can these innocent victims do to hold those responsible for accident injuries to account?
Fortunately, injured passengers may have a relatively easy time acquiring compensation in the wake of motor vehicle accidents. In many cases, the victim can file a personal injury claim against the drivers in a multi-vehicle collision. This is beneficial because once it is determined which driver caused the accident, victims have an excellent chance of obtaining a settlement or a damages award.
In some situations, you may even receive compensation from each driver. For example, if the driver of the other car failed to stop at a red light and collided with the vehicle carrying you, it is clear that he or she bears responsibility. At the same time, if the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding was impaired at the time, he or she also bears responsibility.
You can explore the legal options at your disposal by consulting with an injury attorney serving Pennsylvania residents. From there, you and your counsel can create a strategy through which to pursue financial compensation. If your injuries required significant medical treatment and/or caused you to lose wages, seeking compensation may be the best way to get your life back on track.