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Can a passenger be at fault for an Atlanta car crash?

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If you were a passenger and were injured in an Atlanta car crash, you have the right to compensation for your injuries, property damage and other losses.  You can file a claim before fault is determined.  Your Georgia accident injury claim can be filed either against the driver of the car you were riding in, or against the other driver. However, if the driver of the car is a close friend, it may be difficult for you to seek insurance compensation from that driver. But, remember that the insurance company pays.

It is rare for a passenger to be found at fault for an accident.  However there are certain contributing factors that may reduce your settlement. For example, if you were not wearing a seat belt or you knowingly participated in the reckless behavior that caused the accident, it may be determined that your actions contributed to the severity of your injuries.  In this case, you are likely to receive a lower settlement.
 
If you have been injured in an Atlanta car crash and would like to discuss your injury claim, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 and ask to schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta car crash attorney.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia