PASSENGER INJURY LAWYER - CAR ACCIDENT
A surprising number of passengers who suffer personal injury in a car crash believe that they cannot ask a pasesenger injury lawyer to claim for compensation if it was 'their' driver that was at fault and responsible for causing the collision and the subsequent injuries to the occupants of the car. The fact is that compensation can be claimed by anyone who has been injured as a result of another persons negligence and whether or not the passenger was in the 'wrong' or 'right' car is irrelevant. Provided that a passenger has not deliberately or recklessly distracted the driver, then they can claim damages. Passengers almost always get paid out quickly by insurance companies even when there is a liability dispute between the drivers. The insurers generally settle passenger injury claims at an early stage to prevent the passengers becoming involved in litigation thereby considerably increasing legal costs. Once liability has been decided the insurers then do an accounting process between themselves to balance the relative responsibility between the drivers but by this time the passenger's claims will have been long settled.
Passenger Injury Lawyer
Our passenger injury lawyers offer expertise that is second to none. All of our lawyers deal exclusively in claims involving physical injury. If you have been injured as a passenger and would like to talk to an experienced car accident lawyer without obligation then just call the helpline or email our offices or complete and send the contact form and a passenger injury lawyer who deals exclusively in accident claims will phone you with free advice and information on how best to preserve your legal rights to compensation for your injuries.
Young drivers as a whole are at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident when compared to other age groups. This age group is considered to be made up of those between the ages of 17 to 25.
There is a prevalent misconception that older drivers are more dangerous than other age groups. The fact is that older drivers are actually involved in relatively few car accidents when compared to younger drivers. An older driver's increased risk of fatal injuries is actually due to an overall higher level of poor health conditions and fragility. Older drivers also have a more difficult time recovering from injuries.
Facts & Figures
- There are hundreds of thousands of car accidents in Canada every year.
- Over 100,000 people are injured and over 2,000 people are killed annually.
- There is a death on Canadian roads almost every day.
- There are almost 50 serious injuries every day.
- Alcohol is involved in a third of fatal accidents.
- Over a third of fatalities did not wear a seat-belt.
- One child under the age of 4 years dies on the roads almost every week.
- The leading cause of death for people under 30 relates to car accidents.
- Hundreds of pedestrian are killed each year with over 10,000 injuries.
- A cyclist is killed in collisions with motor vehicles almost every week.
- SUV accidents account for the highest rate of fatalities as a result of a road accidents.
- Several motorcycle riders died in motorcycle crashes every week .
- The fatal crash rate for 16-year-old drivers is more than 7 times the rate for drivers aged 30 to 59 years.