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Passenger and Child Injuries in Auto Accidents

Most of the cases that car accident attorneys handle involve one driver’s claim against the other driver. However, many car accidents result in injuries to passengers and especially children. These cases are unique and present special challenges for the passenger or child who is injured. If you or your child has been injured in a car accident, a Durham passenger injury attorney can help you overcome the challenges you face and get the compensation you need. 

Who Is At Fault?

As a passenger, one advantage you have in pursuing a claim is that you don’t need to worry about the other driver claiming you were at fault in causing the accident. Most car accidents are the result of negligence, so either the driver of your vehicle or the other driver will likely be deemed liable for your injuries and other losses. 

If you or your child were the passengers in the vehicle, it can be difficult to determine the cause of the accident. This is because passengers, especially children, are rarely paying attention to traffic or signals when riding in the vehicle. Even if they were paying attention, their vision may have been obscured depending on where they were sitting in the vehicle. In this situation, you may need to pursue a claim against both drivers and let the drivers and their insurance companies sort out who was at fault in causing the accident. 

When the Driver is a Friend or Family Member

Even responsible drivers can make mistakes, but those mistakes can lead to serious injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident due to your driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. The expenses caused by the accident could leave you unable to pay your bills, take care of your family, or simply live your life as you need to. 

We understand how awkward it can be to pursue a claim against someone for their negligence when that person is a friend or family member. If you are in this position, it is important to remember that the driver’s insurance coverage will likely pay your claim. In fact, most cases settle before they even go to court. A Durham passenger injury attorney can help you navigate this delicate situation without straining your relationship. 

Contact a Durham Passenger Injury Attorney at Martin & Jones Today

At Martin & Jones, we have 40 years of experience in helping people rebuild their lives following all types of car accidents. If you or your child were injured in a car accident, we can help you get fair compensation. Contact us today at 800-662-1234 to schedule a free consultation with a Durham passenger injury attorney from our firm. 

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