In short, yes, any passenger in a car accident can and should be able to sue theidriver, assuming the drier was at fault.

As a passenger in the vehicle have the same right to sue for your injuries as the other driver, or any other passengers or pedestrians injured in car accident. But as the passenger, you cannot be found at fault for the accident. This situation can result in some uncomfortable negotiations; if the driver of the vehicle in which the passenger was riding caused the crash, the passenger may end up trying to win a car accident settlement claim from their own friend or relative.

But, you should remember that usually any settlement or pay out will come from the driver’s insurance policy and not from their own funds. This is why we all pay for auto insurance – in the event we cause a car accident, there is money available to pay for the damages caused by the accident.

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