Injuries to Passengers in Car Crashes
Car accidents not only put drivers at risk – but car passengers are also exceptionally vulnerable to the impact of car crashes. If you were injured as a passenger in a car accident, the path forward is likely to be challenging, and consulting with an experienced car accident attorney in Beverly Hills is in your best interest.
If You Were a Passenger
Passengers very rarely bear any fault in car accidents, which means that you – as an injured passenger – can seek compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional losses you suffered as a result of the at-fault driver’s negligence. This is true if the negligent driver was at the wheel of the car you were in or at the wheel of the other vehicle.
Your Level of Risk
A study in the British Medical Journal shares the following statistics for front-seat passengers (in relation to drivers):
- Mortality rates are higher for front-seat passengers.
- Front-seat passengers are also more likely to be injured in seven of the eight body regions studied.
- Front-seat passengers are at significantly greater risk of suffering spinal cord injuries in car accidents.
The fact that front-seat passengers do not have a steering wheel to help distribute and absorb the impact of the accident and the fact that motorists tend to have more warning of impending accidents (thus allowing them to brace accordingly) may account for some of the increased risk to front-seat passengers.
You Need an Experienced Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney on Your Side
The formidable Beverly Hills car accident lawyers at Jalilvand Law have the compassion, experience, and legal insight to help guide your claim effectively and efficiently toward its most advantageous outcome. Obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can play a critical role in your recovery, so please don’t put off contacting or calling us at 310.478.5800 for more information today.