Injuries to drivers make up the majority of car accident injuries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This is not just because it’s more dangerous behind the wheel; there are just more drivers on the road than passengers. Passengers are injured at alarming rates in Bucks County, Mercer County and Philadelphia. Passenger injuries are sometimes more serious than drivers’ injuries because overall, passengers use their seat belt less than drivers, especially back seat passengers.
Passengers get injured too. Learn about passenger injuries and how to recover from them.
Children are often victims of Philadelphia car accidents. Children usually sit in the back seat when their parents are driving and make up a large percentage of passenger injuries. Passengers are subject to the same forces in an accident as the driver, whether it be a car accident in Bucks County or a truck accident in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. When seat belts are not worn, passengers can be thrown about in the vehicle and even ejected from a window. Impact with the front seat or the windshield of the car often times causes head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries.
Injuries to children are often treated differently by medical specialists. This is because children are still developing mentally and physically. Luckily for children, many times they are able to bounce back or outgrow bodily injuries from a car accident. Injuries to adult passengers are cared for no differently than other adult injuries.
Passenger injuries in PA and NJ sometimes become complex lawsuits. This is because the driver of the car in which they were a passenger in is sometimes held partially or fully liable for causing the car or truck accident. This means that the passenger may have to make a claim against the driver, who could be a brother, sister, parent, friend, or other loved one. An experienced Bucks County personal injury lawyer will counsel you and your family about the pros and the cons of making a claim against someone who you know or love. Personal injury lawyers must also be skilled as to how to properly present this type of injury lawsuit to a jury in Bucks County, Mercer County, or Philadelphia.
The Bucks County, Mercer County, and Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC have the knowledge and experience to maximize your recovery in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey passenger injury case. To learn more about how to bring a claim for passenger injuries fill out our contact form and we will schedule you a free, no obligation consultation in our Bucks County law office.