As an experienced Buffalo Accident Attorney, sometimes I receive phone calls from people that are injured as a passenger in a vehicle, and they’d like to know what their options are as far as bringing a claim. Passengers are what we refer to as a pure plaintiff. A passenger cannot have fault in an accident unless, of course they grab the steering wheel, or do something in terms of taking over the operation of that vehicle. A passenger would have a potential claim against the driver of their vehicle if the operator of that vehicle did something wrong. Passengers could also potentially have a claim against any other vehicles that were involved, if the fault was shared among the other drivers.
Every case is different and there are many factors that go into assigning fault. If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident, contact experienced Buffalo Accident Attorney Richard Nicotra for dedicated representation. We offer free consultations and would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about filing a claim after being injured as a passenger in a vehicle. Don’t settle for less, contact us today.