Can We Sue Both Drivers in an Accident?

Question:

My son was in a car accident with a friend and the impact was on the passenger side where he was sitting. The accident was the fault of his friend because the roads were slippery and his friend was driving faster than permitted by the weather. He is now experiencing a lot of back pain. Can he sue the insurance company? If so, can he sue his friend and the other vehicle involved in the accident?

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Answer:

Your son has a valid claim against the insurance company for the driver of the car he was riding in.  He can only sue the other driver if that other driver did something wrong: operated his car negligently. The strength of his injury claim is based upon the severity of his injuries.

This legal question was provided by Avvo and answered by Richard Nicotra an experienced Buffalo, NY Auto Accident Lawyer.  This does not consent an attorney client relationship.

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