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Answered by a Delaware car accident lawyer:

Under Delaware car accident law, negligence principles apply to everyone, including people who drive others. Passengers are often injured when drivers engage in the following types of behavior:

  • running a red light or stop sign,
  • speeding,
  • following too closely,
  • careless driving,
  • using or talking on a cell phone, and
  • DUI/DWI.

If a driver’s negligence causes an accident, a passenger may be able to make legal claims against the driver for PIP (personal injury protection), medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

When a passenger is injured and incurs medical bills, those bills should be paid by the driver’s car insurance carrier, as a PIP claim. In addition, the passenger may also be able to make a claim for lost wages under the driver’s PIP policy. Passengers may also be entitled to receive fair and just compensation for pain and suffering (i.e., physical pain, mental anguish, etc. caused by the accident and resulting injuries). Read more about passengers rights to recover medical bills in Delaware car accident cases.

Whether it’s because of criminal conduct such as DUI/DWI or negligence such as speeding or careless driving, passengers are absolutely entitled to make legal claims against the drivers of the cars they are riding in.

If you were a passenger in a car accident in Delaware and would like to discuss your case, please call our Delaware car accident lawyers. (302) 658.1717

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