Who Pays When a Passenger Is Injured in a California Wreck?

Although we often focus on drivers who have been injured in Orange County accidents, recent news of a passenger who died in multi-car Buena Park crash is a sad reminder of the needs of some of the most innocent victims in these tragic accidents. If you weren’t driving, who is responsible for paying your medical bills if you are injured in an Orange County wreck?

Passengers May Have Several Options for Pursuing Compensation after a Wreck

In California, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, you may be able to seek compensation from:

  • The driver of the car you were in. Whether you have been involved in a single-vehicle crash or a multi-car crash in Orange County, you may be able to pursue compensation from the insurance company that covers the driver of the car you were riding in at the time of the accident.
  • The drivers of the other vehicles. If more than one vehicle was involved in the wreck, it may be more complicated to determine who is responsible for your injuries. However, you may be able to pursue compensation from the insurance companies of other drivers involved in the wreck.
  • Your own insurance company. Depending on the details of your insurance coverage, you may be able to receive compensation from your own insurance company after you are injured in a wreck as a passenger.

Contact Orange County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured as a passenger in an Orange County wreck, you may be facing complicated choices. An Orange County auto accident lawyer would be happy to discuss options with you in a completely free, no-obligation consultation today. Just give us a call at (949) 851-0222, or fill out the confidential online contact form on this page for more information.

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