Accidents Caused by a Negligent Passenger
A driver’s worst enemy when driving is not always disastrous weather, another motorist or a defective car part such as brakes. Sometimes the cause of an accident is the driver’s own distraction. A cell phone, a radio dial, a GPS system or a passenger in the car can distract a driver at a critical moment, leading to inattentiveness.
On the other hand, a negligent passenger may distract the driver through actions such as the following:
- Engaging the driver in heated discussions or arguments
- Grabbing the steering wheel or hand brake, sometimes in fun and sometimes as part of a conflict
- Talking and laughing loudly with other passengers
These are a few of the ways in which a passenger’s negligence can lead to a dangerous situation. In the event of a car accident, the driver or another passenger may seek to hold the negligent one responsible through a personal injury claim.
Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP, provides skilled guidance and representation to people in Texas who have been injured in auto and truck accidents. Our clients come to us from many locations in the area, including Pflugerville, Georgetown, Round Rock and Austin, where our law offices are located.
Was the Driver Distracted by the Passenger? Talk to an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
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