When traveling in Connecticut, you may not always be the driver of a motor vehicle. In some cases, you are a passenger. And if the car you are a passenger in is involved in an accident, you may be injured. There are very few instances in which a passenger is at fault for a motor vehicle accident (though there are some situations where distracting a driver may contribute to an accident). As such, the driver of the vehicle you are in or another driver is likely responsible for the accident and your subsequent injuries. In this section of our website, you can learn more about what to do if you are a passenger in a motor vehicle accident.
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In this section of the website, you can find pages about being a passenger in several different types of vehicles, and what to do if the vehicle gets into a car accident.
First, check out our page about bus passengers and subsequent injuries. When you are utilizing public transportation, a bus driver or the Department of Transportation may be at fault for an accident and subsequent injuries. In a situation like this, you may also choose to file a lawsuit with others who were injured in the accident.
Similarly, children may be injured if they ride a school bus to and from their school. Learn what to do if your child is injured in a school bus accident here.
Sometimes, people will take limos or town cars to destinations, particularly if they need to travel for work or pleasure. These vehicles are not exempt from accidents, and such an accident could leave you injured. You can learn more about what to do if you have been injured in a limo or town car accident on this page.
In another instance, you may need to ride in an ambulance if you or a loved one has been injured. Adding insult to injury would be an accident sustained by the ambulance, further injuring the passengers or causing new injuries. You can learn more about these situations on our ambulance accident page.
What about when you are enjoying summer days out on a friend’s boat, and an accident occurs? Is your friend responsible for the accident? How do you recover compensation? Find out here.
Sometimes, people may choose to take taxis, Ubers, or Lyfts, especially if they are trying to get around a city. Again, these vehicles can get into accidents and cause harm to passengers. Find out what to do after this kind of accident on this page.
If you are a passenger injured in a motor vehicle accident, our office is happy to help. Contact us for more resources and information about how to seek justice for your injuries. We can set up a free consultation to discuss the situation that you face and the best course of action that you should take given the specifics of your accident. You don’t have to go through this alone!