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Passenger in friends car -- Accident

From: Raj
Category: car accident
Date: 24 Oct 2008
Time: 11:53:01 -0400


I was a passenger in my friends that was in an accident - besides going after the car that hit us - can I go after my friends insurance company.

Re: Passenger in friends car

From: Paul Ajlouny, Esq.
Category: car accident
Date: 27 Oct 2008
Time: 16:56:45 -0500


If the driver of the car you were in was at fault in the accident, and more than one driver can be at fault, then you can bring a personal injury action against him in New York as well as the other driver. In most cases, a rear end collision is automatically the fault of the following driver. However, if it was a minor collision and you did not suffer what the law considers to be a "serious injury" New York personal injury law limits your right to recovery would be limited to your "no fault" benefits, i.e. medical bills and lost wages up to fifty thousand dollars. Please call our office at 1-800-535-5029 or email us at to discuss the details of your case. Please remember that this communication is not specific legal advice and is only an overview of general aspects of New York personal injury and negligence law. It does not create an attorney client relationship and should not be relied upon without consulting a qualified New York personal injury law firm.  

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