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Can a passenger in the vehicle at fault sue the driver of the vehicle not at fault?

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Answered 2005-04-12 03:39:37

No. No fault means exactly that. The driver not responsible for the accident cannot be held liable for injuries to any passengers in the At Fault vehicle.

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Can a passenger in an uninsured vehicle that was at fault sue the driver of the vehicle that was hit?

Only if the other driver was at fault. If the driver of the uninsured vehicle was at fault, the injured person would have to recover damages from them.

Can a passenger in a vehicle sue driver of that vehicle?

Yes. If the passenger is hurt in an accident caused by the driver, the passenger is fully entitled to sue the driver. In fact even if the passenger is a spouse of the driver, the passenger can sue.

Should an injured passenger sue the driver of the car they were in?

The injured party should seek compensation from the driver of whichever vehicle was at fault for the accident.

Can you sue a passenger in the at fault vehicle?

only if the passenger contributed to the accident (smoking marijuana causing the driver to get high via second hand, distracting the driver, etc) and can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

What rights do i have as passenger in a wreck?

The rights you have as a passenger in vehicle that was wrecked are simple. You are not a fault, you have the right to sue for damages and medical bills. Usually, the at fault person's insurance pays your medical bills and such.

Do you have to have liability for the other driver at fault to pay for your totaled vehicle?

If you want to collect otherwise you need a lawyer to sue for damages

What happens if the driver at fault hits a car and the driver at fault has no insurance will the car that hits you have to pay for your car?

If you have comprehensive insurance, your policy will cover the damages (less a deductable). In this case, your insurance company will sue the at fault driver. You can also sue the at fault driver for damages (if you do not have comprehensive).

What to do after a car insurance company denies your claim?

The only step you have left is to sue the driver of the other vehicle. Keep in mind, it is your responsibility to prove that the other driver was at fault.

Can an insurance company get money from an uninsured driver who was at fault?

They can pursue him civilly, and the not at fault driver can also sue for damages.

Fully insured friends car driver has no licence not on policy hits unisured driver passenger is hurt sue for neglience?

No,? What? Sue your friend? Sue who.? Sue the driver? Which friend do you want to Sue. The driver was at fault, The owner was likely negligent for letting an unlicensed driver drive his vehicle. but not fully at fault. Likely in a court it would be considered joint liability aka contributory negligence on more than one party. Are you Serious, Sue your friends.? Accidents happen. Sueing your friends sounds like greed to the extreme. What were you doing in the car anyway. this sounds like a big mess. and it sounds like everybody in the vehicle likely contributed to the accident. Unfortunately we live in a society that puts the needs and desires of the one before the good of the whole and seeks to blame anybody but ourselves whenever something goes wrong. Sue the Owners parents for not teaching him not to loan his car out. Sue the driver for not having a license. Sue the other driver for not having insurance, Sue the state police for allowing the vehicle to drive on a public road. Sue God for not setting out specific guidelines on who to blame for our misfortunes.

Can you sue at fault driver in California who has insurance if his insurance company refuses to pay your claim for medical expenses or do you have to sue his insurance company?

yes. you can sue an at fault driver if his insurance company refuses to pay your claim. it would not be proper to sue the insurance company.

If a vehicle that has been stolen is involved in a car accident and is at fault whose insurance will cover the damage to the second vehicle?

The second vehicle will be covered by it's own insurance. That company will then attempt to sue the driver to recoup it's losses

Can an at fault driver sue a not at fault driver in florida?

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What if you are injured as a passenger in a car with no insurance?

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Who is at fault if you both enter the road at the same time and the vehicle in front gets hit?

I was a passenger in a wreck that involved 5 cars i was in the last car so who can my attorney sue

Can you sue an unlicensed driver if there are no injuries and it is the other driver's fault?

Yes, You can still sue for the property damage even if there were no injuries.

What are you entitled to sue for if you are not at fault in an accident?

If you are involved in an accident that is not your fault you can sue on several grounds. Damages to the vehicle if you owned it. Medical bills if injured, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc.

Can you sue the at fault driver and the insurance company?

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How can you get liability insurance coverage for a person trying to get their license using your car and you already have coverage?

You just contact your insurer and add the new driver to your insurance policy. Otherwise you are allowing an un-insured driver to operate your vehicle.Bear in mind that a claimant can sue both the driver and the owner of the vehicle if they have been injured in an accident. They can sue the driver because he was thr direct cause of the accident. They can sue the owner for negligence because he allowed the un-insured driver to operate the vehicle.

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The other driver should be paying if they were at fault; you may sue them for your deductible in small claims court if they had no insurance.

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