Can a Passenger Injured in a Car Accident Make a Claim in Massachusetts? Drivers are not the only individuals eligible to receive compensation for injuries sustained in car accidents-as an injured passenger, passengers may be entitled as well. As a passenger involved in a car accident, you have the right to file a legal claim under Massachusetts law for your injuries and losses. Whether the accident was caused by the driver of the vehicle you were in or another driver, you are entitled to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What Legal Rights do Passengers Have?

passenger airbag following car accidentIf you were a passenger injured in a car accident, it is important to understand your rights to ensure you are able to receive compensation for any injuries sustained. First, it does not matter who is at fault for the accident – you can make a claim against the driver of the vehicle you were in if that driver was at fault or the driver of the other vehicle or both if they each played some role in the happening of the accident. An attorney can help to navigate the process of determining who was responsible for causing the accident and how much insurance coverage is available.

What Happens When the Responsible Party Cannot Cover the Passenger’s Claim?

If your attorney can prove that both drivers were negligent and contributed to the accident, the insurance companies for both would be required to pay any jury verdict against the drivers. The insurance coverage can be combined to create a pool of available funds for compensating you for your injuries.

It is important to note that the specific details of coverage and compensation can vary depending on policies and the facts of the accident. Consulting with an attorney at SUGARMAN can help you understand your rights and navigate the process of seeking compensation.

The personal injury attorneys at SUGARMAN have decades of experience handling car accident claims, including claims for passengers involved in accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured as a passenger in a car accident, you may be able to make a claim for damages. If you wish to speak to one of our attorneys about your potential claim, please fill out a Contact Form , call us at (617) 542-1000 or email us at