Can I Sue My Friend that Drove Recklessly and Injured Me as a Passenger?
The short answer is that, yes, you can sue your friend if you were injured as a passenger in their vehicle due to their negligence. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
In California, if the vehicle was driven by a resident relative – someone you live with who is covered under the same insurance – the auto insurance company will not allow a claim against that driver. Otherwise, the driver is treated as responsible for the injuries that result from his negligence regardless of whether you were a passenger, another driver, or someone on the street. Watch the video to learn more.
If you have additional questions about filing a claim or suing for damages resulting from an automobile accident, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.