May 31, 2023 | Publications

Car Accident: What To Do If You Are A passenger


When you ride with another person in a car, they bear responsibility for your safety. If your driver makes any type of mistake and an accident occurs, the driver may hold liability for any injuries resulting from the accident. In addition to making a claim to the car insurance policy belonging to the person you are riding with, you may also be able to make a claim against the driver of the other vehicle if they share liability.

If a family member or friend was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident and was at fault and you were injured as a passenger, your claim may become emotionally complicated since you may have to file against their insurance. However, if they were at fault, their insurance rates could increase regardless of your claim. A New York and New Jersey car accident attorney can give you more guidance on how to proceed with your claim.

Some of the most common injuries caused by auto accidents include:

–        Whiplash

–        Soft tissue injuries

–        Neck and back injuries

–        Traumatic brain injuries

–        Lacerations and broken bones

–        Chest injuries

–        Arm and leg injuries

–        Internal bleeding

–        Herniated discs

–        Post-traumatic stress disorder

Why Car Accidents Happen

The most common cause of car accidents is driver error. The common driver errors seen in auto litigation are:

–        failure to yield the right of way,

–        following too closely,

–        driving at an excessive rate of speed,

–        driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,

–        neglecting weather or traffic conditions,

–        disregard of traffic laws.


Distractions to a motor vehicle driver have become an increasing cause of accidents. Common distractions include:

–        use of cellular phone while driving,

–        attempting to read,

–        putting on makeup,

–        changing the radio station,

–        and numerous other distractions both inside and outside of the vehicle.

If you want to have the best chance of getting a settlement and being compensated for your injuries after a car accident, Karasik Law Group can help you prove your claim. You may be able to recover compensation for:

–        Medical expenses

–        Lost wages

–        Lost earning capacity

–        Mental anguish

–        Pain and suffering

How Can a New York and New Jersey Car Accident Attorney Help?

Leading Law Firm Karasik Law Group just closed a case for $75,000.00 on behalf of a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. If you or a loved have been seriously injured in a car accident as a passenger of a vehicle, Karasik Law Group will fight for your family’s right to compensation for every dollar you are entitled to under the law.  Call us to today at (718) 502-9112 to schedule a Free Consultation. And be sure to visit our website at At Karasik Law Group, winning matters. Win with us! We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.