My name is Brandon Osterbind and I am an attorney at Overbey, Hawkins & Wright. A passenger in a car wreck can recover damages for injuries caused by the driver of the vehicle in which they were riding, and the other driver, if either driver was negligent in causing the accident. If both drivers were negligent and their concurrent negligence caused your injuries, then both drivers could be legally responsible for your harms and losses.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you knowingly get into a car with a drunk driver, then you may assume the risk of getting injured by that drunk driver’s negligence. The moral of the story is: be careful who you get into the car with. If you were a passenger in a car and you were injured through no fault of your own, you should consult a Virginia injury lawyer to determine if you can recover for your harms and losses. At Overbey, Hawkins & Wright, we will sit down and talk to you free of charge, no obligations.