When we buy new or used vehicles, we make two assumptions: first, that it will run efficiently to fit our desired needs; and second, that it will keep us safe in the event of a car accident. Crashworthiness is the ability of vehicles to withstand collisions and prevent injuries to vehicle occupants. The goal of vehicle crashworthiness is to protect vehicle occupants by making sure all vehicles can withstand a car crash and keep the occupant and passengers safe. If the car is not crashworthy, the vehicle manufacturer is liable for any enhanced injuries sustained by the occupants.
Passenger’s Rights in an Accident
When you are driving and collide with another vehicle through no fault of your own, you can, of course, sue for property damage and any injury sustained as a result. But what if you’re a passenger? What are your legal rights?
In California, passengers who are injured as a result of a car accident can sue the negligent driver, even if they were the passenger of the negligent driver. Many passengers are reluctant to sue their driving companion if the negligent driver is their friend. However, keep in mind that your friend’s insurance company is the one who will pay for any damages you sustained.
Contact York Law Firm
To successfully obtain damages for your past and future medical costs, physical injuries and pain and suffering, you need to enlist the services of an experienced car accident injury attorney. York Law Firm can help. We have won several verdict and settlements on behalf of our clients as well as many smaller auto accident cases. With an exceptional team of attorneys, we have the experience and skill to represent you. We treat our clients with the respect and care to which they are entitled and are devoted to holding responsible parties accountable.