Connecticut auto accidents often turn on the concept of comparative negligence wherein the negligence of each driver is balanced against the other to determine which party is responsible to pay. Passengers who are injured in auto accidents do not have to deal with this concept. It is understood that passengers of vehicles operated by others are literally placing their trust and safety in the hands of those persons. Basically, whoever is driving the vehicle has the duty and obligation to operate his or her vehicle in such a manner as to ensure the safety of their passengers.
When a vehicle passenger is injured, the only proper inquiries are usually related to how badly they are injured, what care they need and what level of compensation is fair and equitable.
If you, or someone you know, have been injured in an accident while being transported as a passenger, call The Law Offices of Christopher Santarsiero today at (203) 756-5640 for a free consultation.