Passengers often feel like the odd person out after a car accident. Since they weren't the driver the odds are, with rare exception, they aren't going to be at fault. Since they are a passenger they often feel like there is no place to turn to recover financially from their injuries. We have often been told they don't want to pursue the driver if they were at fault and if the other driver was at fault the complexity of going after them as a passenger is overwhelming.
This question is asked more and more often because the answer is often yes! While this is still not the norm it does happen and the results can be quite compelling.
A seemingly impossible event happened in San Diego County this past week. A small airplane crash landed on a freeway and subsequently rear ended a car. The result of the crash is 1fatality and several were injured. One of the more troubling aspects of this crash is that this specific plane had landed on the same stretch of freeway 14 years earlier!
Almost everyone has an opinion regarding what to do when you are injured and those opinions increase in both numbers and absurdity when you have a pre-existing condition like arthritis or even osteoporosis. Opinions are one thing but what does the law say?
If you own a car you are likely affected either directly or indirectly by the Takata Air Bad debacle. A quick look at the history to this mess is disquieting to even the most jaded legal professional. In political scandals the phrase what did they know and when did they know is frequently asked and this should have been asked of Takata.