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Passengers Who Are Injured in Auto Accidents Can Assert Their Own Personal Injury Claims


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.

Contact us to discuss your California Auto Accident claims for a free consultation. We handle cases throughout California including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.

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