If you were injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle that was involved in a car accident in Ontario, you may be able to claim for your losses. Whether the driver of the vehicle you were a passenger in caused the accident, or if another driver hit the vehicle you were riding in, it was not your fault.
Passengers that are injured in Ontario car accidents are almost always covered by insurance. Although it can feel like an uncomfortable situation when the person responsible for your injuries is a relative or friend, you should keep in mind that your claims will be for insurance proceeds. Auto insurance is available for situations where passengers are injured - it is not a claim against that driver's personal assets.
Passenger Rights Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
In motor vehicle accident cases, passengers that are injured have rights and may claim compensation. As a passenger, you were not at fault and are therefore will be entitled to recover the full amount of your damages. You may advance claims against the insurance for each of the involved vehicles that may be responsible for the collision. The right to claim against all involved vehicles is especially important when the injuries are severe.
Similarly, in single-vehicle crashes that resulted from the driver’s negligence, such as speeding and losing control of the vehicle, the passenger may have the right to claim against the insurance policy for the involved vehicle.
Iacobelli Law Firm is a Ontario personal injury law firm. We represent individuals that have sustained serious injuries as a result of car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. We also represent families that have a lost a loved one due to fatal motor vehicle accidents.
If you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in a collision, it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. Do not talk with an insurance company investigator or adjuster before you have had the chance to retain a lawyer.
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