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What Happens if I Am Injured as a Passenger in a Texas Vehicle Collision?

When driver negligence causes another person harm during a vehicle collision in Texas, any of the car, truck or SUV’s occupants can be injured in the crash, including passengers who had no control over the accident’s circumstances.

Our personal injury attorneys in Austin represent injured clients throughout Texas, including passengers who were hurt by the driver of the vehicle they were in or another driver’s negligence.

When the drivers’ insurance companies begin debating who was at fault for the crash, there may be a significant amount of time where the injured passenger is financially and physically helpless, incurring mounting medical bills, lost wages, and additional expenses from an accident that were completely out of their control.

We can help.

Here is what passengers need to know after being injured in a car crash.

Which Driver is Liable for a Passenger’s Personal Injuries in Texas?

When there is a vehicle collision in Texas, the negligent driver is typically the one who is liable for the damages that occurred, including any personal injuries sustained by the occupants.

If a passenger is the one who is injured, it could be that the driver of the car he or she was in was negligent, or another driver was at fault for the crash.

Depending on the details of the crash, our skilled personal injury lawyers in Austin will ensure we are pursuing the insurance policy or policies that will fully compensate you for each of your recovery needs.

What Type of Damages Can I Recover Through a Passenger Injury Claim?

Each car accident and the resulting injuries is unique and requires a full evaluation of your financial and physical recovery needs to ensure no detail is left to chance during our negotiations with the liable party’s insurance company.

That may include pursuing financial compensation for:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of past wages
  • Loss of future wages
  • Loss of wage-earning capacity
  • Reduced future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering in the past
  • Pain and suffering in the future
  • Mental anguish in the past
  • Mental anguish in the future
  • Physical impairment in the past
  • Physical impairment in the future
  • Physical impairment in the past
  • Physical disfigurement in the future
  • Loss of household services in the past
  • Loss of household services in the future
  • Wrongful death
  • Survivorship damages

Contact Our Skilled Austin Personal Injury Attorneys at Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys at 512-883-0277 Today

If you have suffered a personal injury caused by negligence in Texas, contact our skilled Austin personal injury attorneys at Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys at 512-883-0277 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with our bilingual staff who is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure your legal rights are protected.


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