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Did You Know? With Truck Accident Lawyers, You Can File For Damages As A Passenger

When people think about automobile accidents, they most commonly think about the drivers of each vehicle. However, many automobile accidents include passengers as victims.

If you are a passenger in a vehicle that is involved in a crash, what are your rights? What can you do to protect yourself and seek damages that might help you deal with medical bills?

Any time you are in a vehicle, there is a potential for an accident — whether you are the driver or passenger, in a private vehicle or public transportation. That being the case, it’s important to give some thought to situations that might arise.

In an accident where you are the passenger, you have rights:

1) Passengers Can Sue The Other Driver …
Most commonly, the passenger might sue the other driver in the situation. This is a relatively straightforward legal situation that relies on demonstrating, to some extent, that the other driver contributed to the accident.

2) … Or The Driver Of The Vehicle They Are In
It’s unusual, but certainly does happen: If the driver of a vehicle you are in acts negligently, then you can certainly pursue a court case against that person. There are some extra considerations in this kind of scenario, however.

If you bring a case against someone who was driving with you, then you might have to show that you did not do anything that contributed to the accident — any kind of distracting behavior that might have impaired the ability of the driver to operate the vehicle.

This is true even when the accident involves a commercial vehicle such as a truck.

Truck Accidents Can Involve Other Complications That Require Special Legal Skills

Sometimes, both drivers might be partially responsible for an accident — as a passenger, you may even be able to collect damages from both parties. Believe it or not, however, this is not the most “complex” situation that could arise in a truck accident.

If an accident involves a commercial vehicle such as a truck, then the trucking company may even be partially responsible for an accident. For example, the company might have enforced certain rules that make an accident more likely.

In some cases, trucking companies have ultimate responsibility for the roadworthiness of the vehicle their drivers use, so a trucking company might be found responsible for an accident if they have failed to exercise appropriate care in maintenance.

No matter what, however, it’s a good idea to talk to truck accident lawyers as soon as you are in any accident involving trucks. Even in a relatively simple case, things might not be as straightforward as they appear.

Good truck accident lawyers need to understand the rules and regulations surrounding the use of commercial trucks in Florida as well as the road conditions throughout the Sunshine State that might have contributed to issues.

As experienced attorneys and Sunshine State locals, we can help.

Act Fast So You Can Secure Your Rights In The Wake Of Any Florida Vehicle Accident

Whether you’re in an accident with a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other kind of vehicle, you should take action right away in order to safeguard your rights.

The Get Me Justice team has worked all across Florida — Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, and many other great communities — to help people cope with vehicle accidents.

Let us help you next. Call or email us today to get information direct from an attorney. We want to help you make the best decision when it comes to legal representation.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Did You Know? With Truck Accident Lawyers, You Can File For Damages As A Passenger

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