If you have sustained injuries in a car accident in the Constitution State, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Hartford County motor vehicle accident attorneys to learn who do you file a personal injury claim against if you are a passenger in a friend’s car.
Who should a passenger file a personal injury claim against in Connecticut?
If you were a passenger in a car crash in the state of Connecticut, you may have the right to financial compensation for expenses related to the accident. As long as you meet Connecticut’s legal requirements, you could be entitled to file an injury claim. Passengers who are injured are legally allowed to file a claim against the driver that caused the accident. If the host driver caused the accident, the injured passenger can file a claim with his 0r her insurance. However, if the other driver caused the accident, the injured passenger will file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance.
What determines fault in Connecticut?
The determination of who is at fault after a car accident in Connecticut is typically made by a judge using information collected from the following sources:
- Parties involved in the accident
- Their legal representatives
- Their insurance claims adjusters
- The police officers who responded to the accident
These individuals will testify to the following aspects of fault:
- Breach of duty: The responsible driver breached their duty of care, either through negligence or intent
- Causation: This breach of duty caused the accident to occur
- Damages: The accident resulted in losses and expenses
How can a Hartford County personal injury lawyer help a passenger in their personal injury claim in Connecticut?
Reaching out to one of our skilled Hartford County personal injury attorneys to discuss your next steps can make all the difference in the success or failure of your personal injury claim as a passenger in a friend’s car. Our firm will fully apprise you of your rights and responsibilities as well as give you an honest assessment of your case. No one likes the thought of having to file a claim against a friend, but that may be necessary. A qualified legal professional will also help you compile and present the evidence needed to prove your claim in court. This process will be long and draining. Let us provide much-needed guidance.
Contact our Firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.