Car Crash Passenger Injury Lawyer in Texas
You have the right to be safe and secure while riding in a car, whether you are driving or riding as a passenger. If you were injured in a serious crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to hold the responsible parties liable for the harm they have caused you.
If you’ve been hurt as a passenger in a car wreck, or as a passenger in any other vehicle on the road, you could be entitled to a substantial claim for relief. The passenger injury attorneys at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices help Texas crash victims and their families recover compensation for their losses from negligent drivers, rideshare companies, cab companies, insurance providers, and all other responsible parties. We’ll investigate the circumstances of your car crash to determine who was at fault and how we can best strengthen your claim. If you or someone you love was injured as a passenger in a car crash, our seasoned Texas passenger injury legal team is ready to help.
Who Is Liable When You’re Injured as a Passenger?
If you were hurt in a car wreck as a passenger, you likely have a claim for compensation against one or more of the drivers. In order to maximize your chances of a comprehensive recovery, it’s important to identify the appropriate parties and hold them liable. Depending upon the nature and circumstances of the crash, different parties may be legally responsible for your injuries.
Our Texas passenger injury legal team leverages our experience and knowledge to investigate the circumstances of auto collisions and hold the appropriate parties liable. Depending upon what happened in your case, you may have claims against one or more of the following parties:
- Your driver. If you were in an accident that was caused by the negligence of the person driving the car in which you were riding, you have a viable claim against that driver. If they were drunk, distracted, or drowsy, or if they were speeding or engaged in other reckless behaviors, you can hold them liable for your injuries and other damages.
- Your driver’s employer. If you were a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, taxi, limousine, or other commercial vehicle, then you might have a claim not only against the individual driver but also against their employer. Companies are responsible for the actions their employees take while on the clock. You may be able to recover substantially more damages from a company than you would from an individual driver.
- Another driver. If your car was hit by another driver acting negligently, you have a claim against that driver, just as you would if you had been driving.
- Another person on the road. Occasionally, other people on the road can contribute to crashes. If a bike rider or pedestrian darts out into the middle of traffic, for example, without the right-of-way given by a green light or other traffic control device, then you could have a claim against that individual for the harm they caused.
- Auto manufacturer. Many car crashes occur not because of any poor behavior by the drivers, but instead because of problems with one or more vehicles involved. If you were riding in a car when the brakes suddenly failed, the engine gave out, or the airbag failed to deploy, you might have a claim against the vehicle manufacturer.
- Government agency. County, state, and federal agencies are responsible for maintaining the roads under their purview. If your crash was caused by potholes or other poor maintenance, or by negligent design of a road or intersection, then you could have a claim against the government.
A seasoned Texas traffic collision attorney can help identify the appropriate parties to sue and ensure that you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.
Call for Help With a Texas Passenger Injury Claim
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a passenger in a traffic crash in southeast Texas or statewide, contact the experienced and effective personal injury lawyers at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices for a free consultation. Call 409-835-3000 or contact us online for immediate assistance.