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Passenger Injury

Columbus Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Rights of vehicle passengers and drivers in Ohio

Whether you are the driver or passenger in a motor vehicle, you have the right to recover for injuries resulting from an accident, and you are covered by the insurance of the drivers involved. The automobile accident law firm Lawrence A. Riehl Law Offices was established in 1981 to advocate for injured motor vehicle drivers and passengers.

Many passengers do not know what steps to take after an accident. We instruct you on obtaining coverage for immediate medical care and advise you on your legal rights. Our Columbus auto accident attorneys can help you recover compensation if you were a passenger injured in a motor vehicle accident, including:

  • All-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Bus crashes
  • Car collisions
  • Commercial truck wrecks
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Plane crashes
  • Railroad accidents
  • Tractor accidents
  • Truck wrecks

Obligations of the insurance companies to passengers

Drivers know to immediately contact their insurance companies after an accident, but passengers often are uncertain about which insurance plan covers their injuries or how to submit their claims. We help you get the immediate coverage you need from:

  • Your own insurance plan
  • Insurance of the person driving the vehicle in which you were a passenger
  • Insurance of the negligent driver

We demand that insurance companies abide by their contracts and the law governing their obligations to the driver and the passengers involved in an accident.

Recovering damages from negligent parties

Passengers have the same rights to recover from negligent parties as injured drivers. We pursue compensation from the negligent parties, including:

  • Driver of the vehicle in which you were a passenger
  • Other reckless drivers
  • Negligent vehicle and parts manufacturers
  • Municipalities that failed to maintain the roads
  • Construction crews who left road debris

Call our lawyers locally at 614.224.8160 for a Free Consultation!

Located in Columbus, Ohio, and representing clients throughout the state of Ohio.