In California, a driver owes a duty of care toward pedestrians and persons
in other vehicles, as well as toward any passengers in his or her vehicle.
In order for the driver to be found liable for negligence if there is an
auto accident caused by the driver, the passengers must prove that the
driver’s negligent conduct was a proximate cause of injury to the
passenger plaintiffs. If so, then the passengers would be entitled to
recover monetary damages.
Moreover, the fact that an injured passenger owns the automobile in which
he or she was riding does not relieve the driver of liability for injuries
resulting from the driver's lack of ordinary care.
Proving a duty of care and liability against a negligent driver on behalf
of an injured passenger is critical to establishing a valid claim for
damages in California.
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