Passengers Have Rights When Injured In Car Accidents
Last week, a single-vehicle accident occurred on Alabama Highway 169 when the driver lost control of his vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was traveling north on Highway 169 when he veered off the road and overturned his vehicle.
His passenger was partially ejected from the vehicle and later died due to his injuries. Passenger rights in motor vehicle accidents are just as important as if one negligent driver hit another driver. Speeding, drinking and drugs are all said to be factors in this tragic accident. The driver has been arrested and charged with reckless murder.
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Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents like these happen far too often. A common misconception among these types of single-vehicle accidents is that a passenger in a vehicle, who is injured due to the fault of the driver of the vehicle, cannot sue the driver due to the “guest passenger” statute in Alabama.
However, there are exceptions to this statute if the driver is guilty of wanton conduct which includes the following:
- If the driver is under the influence of either drugs or alcohol
- If the accident can be attributed to excessive speeding
- If the accident can be attributes to reckless driving
Floyd Hunter Injury Law is dedicated to representing clients throughout the State of Alabama when injured in any type of accident. Our experienced Montgomery car accident lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of people injured due to the negligence of others.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a reckless driver, call Floyd Hunter Injury Law at 334-452-4000. An experienced Montgomery, Alabama injury attorney will review every detail of your case and determine the best course of action for you.
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