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I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced passenger accident lawyer. My firm, Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law, deals exclusively with injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. We help clients throughout central and northern Alberta,

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident while you were a passenger, you may have to sue a negligent driver or other person who caused the collision in order to receive compensation. You may qualify for passenger injury compensation. To obtain the compensation, you will need the help of a qualified injury lawyer who knows the law and has experience handling passenger accidents, dealing with insurance companies, and obtaining fair settlements for clients.  

If you were a passenger in a vehicle accident and have been injured, I can help you. Call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to arrange a free consultation. There is no obligation. I will recommend steps you should take to be certain the insurance company treats you fairly.

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Passenger Accident FAQs

Injured passengers can seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s car insurance. Some facts that may reduce your compensation include:

  • being a passenger in the at-fault driver’s vehicle and knowing the driver was inebriated
  • contributing to the accident (e.g. grabbing the steering wheel)
  • not wearing your seat belt.

Passenger accidents can be complex. If the driver was a colleague, friend, or loved one, you may be uncertain what to do. But you also need to protect yourself, and the best way to do that is always to consult a personal injury lawyer.

You can call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy to tell me about your accident. I am an experienced passenger accident lawyer. I can recommend the steps that need to be taken to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve. I offer free consultations, and you are under no obligation to hire me as your multi-vehicle accident lawyer. To learn more about how an injury lawyer can help you, read Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Edmonton Injury Lawyer by Joseph A. Nagy.

Passenger Accidents - Car passenger accident with focus on male passenger injured, possible whiplash injury. Talk with an experienced passenger accidents lawyer to make sure you are treated fairly by the insurance companies.

If the driver was intoxicated, your knowledge of the state of intoxication of the driver is critical. The defence of volenti non fit injuria (voluntary assumption of risk) can stop you from successfully suing the driver. The application of this defence is fact specific. Always consult an injury lawyer.

A passenger will generally not be liable because he was not operating the vehicle. There are some exceptions, such as if the passenger interferes with the driver’s operation of the vehicle by grabbing the steering wheel. Arguably, the passenger then caused or contributed to the cause of the accident. Experienced passenger accident lawyers like myself are familiar with the case law in such cases.

Alberta’s Contributory Negligence Act apportions degrees of fault to passengers who fail to wear seat belts. The driver also owes a duty of care to ensure his passengers are seat belted before putting the vehicle into motion. Parents must ensure that their children are properly restrained in children’s car seats.

To discuss the potential impact of the Alberta Contributory Negligence Act on your case, call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy. I am an experienced passenger accident lawyer. I offer free consultations. We can discuss your case, and you are under no obligation to hire me as your multi-vehicle accident lawyer.

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Joe and his entire team have been extremely helpful to me throughout my case. Despite it being a very long one, I always felt like they were working hard behind the scenes to get everything sorted out for me. Preet helped prepare me for my questioning and was always willing to re-explain anything I had difficulty understanding. Nicole was also fantastic and always made sure to get back to me promptly. It always felt like they were fighting to get me the best possible outcome, and I am grateful for all of it. If you ever need a great injury lawyer, this is the place to go!
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Pledge to Personal Injury Clients

Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer

When we represent you, our job is to be your powerful ally. We will protect you, ease your stress and financial hardship, and obtain the maximum possible compensation from the insurance company.

  1. We will answer your questions and provide the support you need.
  2. We will focus on proving your claim so that you can focus on your own health and recovery.
  3. We will gather, organize, and evaluate all the evidence about your accident and injury.
  4. We will refer you to medical experts as needed to prepare your case for trial or settlement without trial.
  5. We will carry the costs of handling your claim, including the expense of any  personal injury experts required to prove your claim.
  6. We will explain our strategy to prove liability and win your case.
  7. We will determine all the losses you can rightfully claim for your injuries. Your losses may include:
    • General Damages and Special Damages
    • Past and present loss of income, income earning capacity, and housekeeping capacity
    • Future Damages such as the cost of future care.
  1. We will protect your rights, negotiate with the insurance company, and, if necessary, represent you in court.
  2. We will be your strong ally, keep you informed, and never stop fighting for you.
  3. We will prove your damages so that the insurance company pays you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law Contingency Fee: More Money in Your Pocket

Like other personal injury law firms, Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law charges a contingency fee for the legal services we provide. That means we are only paid if we successfully resolve your claim. It also means we are very motivated to help you obtain the maximize fair compensation you deserve. Please note:

  • Most injury lawyers charge a graduated contingency fee. We charge a flat contingency fee. 
  • Some injury lawyers charge a retainer fee. We do not.
  • Some injury lawyers charge interest on the disbursements they pay. We do not.

Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law’s contingency fee means more money in your pocket!

I hope you will call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact us if you need help. Ask for a free consultation. We will meet with you personally to learn about your accident and injury. We will explain how we can help you obtain maximum compensation for your personal injury claim.

Learn more about how flat contingency fees mean more money in your pocket. Read my full article:

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