Passenger Accidents

Written by Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer

Edmonton Passenger Accident Lawyer

I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced Edmonton injury lawyer serving central and northern Alberta. I specialize in all types of injuries from motor vehicle accidents. I have handled many cases involving passenger accidents. Call me if you have questions about passenger injury compensation.

A passenger in a motor vehicle accident can sue a negligent driver or another person who caused a collision with the motor vehicle he was in and may qualify for passenger injury compensation.

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 discuss the steps I can recommend to ensure your insurance company treats you fairly.

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Edmonton Injury Lawyer Joseph A. Nagy represents injured passengers in motor vehicle accidents (passenger accidents) in central and northern Alberta
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Why Call a Passenger Accident Injury Lawyer?

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.

Consult a personal injury lawyer.

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Can the Passenger Sue in a Drunk Driving Accident?

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.

Can a Passenger Be Liable for a Vehicle Accident?

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.

What If the Passenger Wasn’t Wearing a Seat Belt?

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.

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

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A qualified injury lawyer will know

  1. how you feel
  2. what you need now and in the future
  3. the case law for your accident and injury type
  4. what fair compensation means in dollar
  5. show to build and injury case to obtain the maximum possible fair compensation from the insurance company.
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