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Motor Vehicle Passenger Accidents

Motor Vehicle Passenger Accidents

Written by Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer

Advice to Injured Motor Vehicle Passengers

If you are a passenger injured in a motor vehicle accident, call Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton injury lawyer, to discuss passenger injury compensation with a qualified pedestrian accident lawyer. (780) 760-4878

I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced Edmonton injury lawyer serving central and northern Alberta. If you are injured by the driver of the vehicle you were in, you may have questions about passenger injury compensation.

If the driver was intoxicated, your knowledge of the state of intoxication of the driver is critical. The defence of volenti non fit injuria (voluntary assumption of risk) can preclude you from successfully suing the driver. The application of this defence is fact specific and you should always discuss the important facts with me.

Call (780) 760-4878 or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss your case and passenger injury compensation. Free consultation. Free parking.

Joseph A. Nagy
Injury Lawyer

About Motor Vehicle Passenger Accidents

If you are a passenger injured in a motor vehicle accident, like the one shown here, discuss the facts of your case with Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton injury lawyer, and ask about passenger injury compensation.A passenger in a motor vehicle accident can sue a negligent driver or another person who caused a collision with the motor vehicle he was in and may qualify for passenger injury compensation.

About Liability

A passenger will generally be found to have no liability because he was not operating the vehicle. There are some exceptions to this rule—for example, where the passenger grabs the steering wheel thereby interfering with the driver’s operation of the vehicle. Arguably, the passenger may have caused the accident or contributed to the cause of the accident.

The Contributory Negligence Act

The Contributory Negligence Act can operate to reduce the amount of damages claimed by the passenger according to the degree of his fault. The Contributory Negligence Act apportions degrees of fault to passengers who fail to wear seat belts. A driver of an automobile also owes a duty of care to his passengers to ensure they are seat belted before the vehicle is put into motion. Parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children are properly restrained in children’s car seats.

Contact Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton injury lawyer, to learn more about passenger injury compensation.

Call (780) 760-4878 or contact Joseph A. Nagy
Edmonton Injury Lawyer
Free consultation. Free parking.


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