Have you ever wondered what legal recourse passengers have when they are injured in crashes that are the fault of the drivers (driver negligence) of the vehicles in which they ride?
Before injured passengers can bring suit against the driver of the vehicle for driver negligence, their status must be determined. A guest is defined as anyone who is invited to enjoy the hospitality of a driver of a motor vehicle. In most cases, passengers who are injured while the guest of drivers must be able to prove that the driver acted in a grossly negligent manner or was under the influence of alcohol. As in other negligence suits, the injuries suffered must be directly related to the grossly negligent operation of the vehicle.
HINT: Gross negligence can be defined as the reckless disregard for the potential consequences of one’s conduct.
Being injured through another’s negligence and managing the resulting inconvenience and uncertainty, can be extremely difficult, even under the best of circumstances. We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients by assisting them in a genuinely concerned, efficient and professional manner. When you require legal advice and representation, call our law office at 570-714-HURT (4878). Personal injury cases are our specialty. We are conveniently located at 183 Market Street, Kingston, PA.
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