What if I am a passenger in a car accident and I am injured?
As a passenger in a car your rights will vary by state but you should always consult a Personal Injury Attorney to determine if you are entitled to damages as a passenger. Car accidents injuries vary depending on the severity of the accident but there are several which are more common. Number one is whiplash, whiplash or symptoms of whiplash account for nearly one million car accident injuries. If you believe you have been injured seek medical treatment immediately. Shoulder pain is another common injury that is reported by passengers in car accidents, as well as headaches and neck pain. Many times injuries will go unnoticed because a passenger may feel “fine” following a car accident but in reality they may have internal injuries or may still be in shock from the accident. When you are involved in a car accident, your body releases endorphins, which can delay your pain, and you may not feel discomfort until twenty four to forty eight hours has passed.