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Driver Duty to Passengers vs Passenger Negligence

passenger in car accidentMany people are well aware of the fact that they can get compensation if they get into a car accident. They may also research articles about how they can get compensation. However, some people do not know that they can use the driver if they are the passenger and are hurt in the accident.

Driver’s Duty of Care to Passenger

Drivers are responsible for exercising reasonable care in order to ensure that the passengers are safe. If the passenger is hurt due to the negligence of the driver, then they may able to get compensation. This has been the state law in Florida for the past 100 years.

A Passenger’s Responsibility

Passengers are also responsible for their own safety. They have to make sure that they fasten their seat belts. They also have to avoid doing things to knowingly put themselves in danger. This includes things such as getting in the car with someone who is intoxicated. If the passenger gives the driver bad information, then they may also be held responsible. Furthermore, if a passenger is in a SUV vehicle, and they have a better view than the driver, then they are obligated to tell the driver if they see anything.

Multiple Passenger Vehicles

Florida law allows people who ride in a taxi, Uber or Lyft may be able to seek compensation if they have been hurt in an accident. People who are injured in an Uber or Lyft may be able to get compensated by the driver’s insurance. People who are injured in a taxi accident can be covered by the driver’s personal liability insurance.

Contact Zimmet & Zimmet

You need to contact a car accident attorney Daytona if you are a passenger who has been hurt by driver negligence. Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys will review your case. After that, Daytona Beach personal injury lawyers will help you get compensated.

 

 


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