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Can You Sue a Driver if They Cause a Crash While You’re Riding with Them?

by Staff Blogger | May 12th, 2021

Whether it’s a family member, a friend, a coworker, a carpool driver, or anyone else you know, you probably ride with other people regularly. Being a passenger while someone else is driving requires a lot of trust, but it’s something most of us take for granted or at least don’t worry about too much. But sometimes, crashes are caused not by people in other vehicles, but by the people sitting next to us in the driver’s seat!

At Ponce Law, we always recommend that people consult with a lawyer after auto accidents that weren’t their fault to find out their options for getting compensation. Many people are hesitant to do so if the crashes were caused by people they know, especially family members. In fact, they may not even be aware that they can pursue compensation.

It’s important to know that not only can you sue the driver of the vehicle you were riding in after a crash they caused, but you should—especially if the crash caused you to suffer serious injuries. Don’t worry—suing the driver is unlikely to make a dent in their personal finances. Instead, your accident-related expenses will be paid from their auto insurance policy.

You shouldn’t pay out of pocket for a crash that wasn’t your fault if a stranger caused it, and the same is true if the at-fault party is someone you know or are even related to. The Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law know that this situation isn’t always easy, and we’re here to help you get compensation while ensuring your case is handled with care. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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