When The Person Sitting Beside You Is Injured

Common Passenger Injuries In Car Accidents

The injuries sustained by passengers in a car accident are many times just as serious, if not worse, than those of the drivers involved. Passengers are often not paying as close of attention to the road around them, making them less able to anticipate possible collisions. Depending on where and how the vehicle was hit, passengers can suffer from myriad injuries:

  • Brain and spinal cord injuries can develop when the head hits an object violently, sometimes leading to paralysis.
    • Symptoms of brain injuries are often hard to detect. However, bleeding, swelling and pressure may be present when the force of the impact shakes the brain inside the skull.
  • Whiplash injuries are one of the most common types of passenger injuries, caused by the head and neck jerking back and forth during the accident.
  • Passengers can also suffer from:

We Handle Complex Injury Cases

If you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident, our lawyers can help you learn more about how to receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages. At McCoy & McCoy, we work with you one-on-one, reviewing the details of your case and helping you navigate the insurance claim process efficiently.

Our principal attorney, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy — a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.

The good news is that, as a passenger in a car accident, your claim may be easier to file and complete since one of the drivers will likely be at fault.

We have helped thousands of accident victims in our more than 50 years of experience, so you can be confident we will help you reach the best outcome possible. Please call us at 860-856-9283, or complete a free case evaluation form today!