Passenger Injured in Odessa DUI Car Accident

April 5, 2017

Two men were injured in Odessa Washington this week when the 1990 Chevy truck they were riding in rolled over.

According to ifiberone, the men, in their mid 20’s, were airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane for their injuries. The article states that “The patrol stated that driving under the influence was the cause of the crash and charges were pending.” According to the article, in addition to the driver being injured, the passenger was ejected out of the vehicle.

Complications obtaining compensation from insurers as a passenger

Passengers are often ejected in rollover accidents when they are not wearing a seatbelt. Such an act does NOT completely bar them from obtaining compensation for their injuries.

An insurer is likely to blame you for your injuries, even if you are a passenger in a vehicle which crashed. However, if you were not driving it is highly likely that the driver was at fault, not you.

Have you been injured as a passenger?

If you ever find yourself injured as a passenger in a vehicle accident and serious injuries were involved, it is important to speak to an experienced car accident lawyer.

As a passenger, you were likely riding with a friend or family member. Just because you were with them does not mean you should not be able to be compensated by their insurer.

In a serious injury case, an attorney can often help you obtain significantly more for your accident than you would receive without one. And if there were multiple vehicles involved in the wreck, things get even more complicated.

Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation if you live in Odessa, Spokane, or any town in between.

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