Every year, vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. Most of these victims are drivers, but others are bicyclists or pedestrians. Still others are motor vehicle passengers. Many people are surprised to learn that, for the most part, injured passengers have the same legal and financial rights as all other victims.

Passenger Injuries: A Case Study

In 2019, our Philadelphia passenger injury lawyers obtained a $1.9 million judgment in a case the insurance company tried to settle for peanuts.

Our client, who was a passenger in an SUV, was sideswiped by another vehicle. As a result, he suffered massive head and back injuries. He was forced to undergo spinal fusion surgery, and as a result, his ability to work was severely compromised.

An insurance company expert testified that our client’s injuries were not severe. But our professional team kept fighting. We always work with top doctors who are able to explain things to jurors without talking down to them. As a result, our client obtained the compensation he needs to live the rest of his life.


Passenger injury victims usually have many questions about their legal and financial rights. Here are some of the ones we answer most frequently.

What happens to a passenger in a car crash?

Passengers are subject to the same forces in a car crash as drivers. The resulting injuries can include broken bones, head injuries, and internal wounds. Injured passengers, like injured drivers, need money to put their lives back together after such a wreck. Our Philadelphia passenger injury lawyers obtain fair compensation for these injuries.

How much money can a passenger in a car accident get?

Injured passengers are entitled to the same settlement amount as injured drivers. 

If you or a loved one was injured in a vehicle collision, you might be entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Philadelphia passenger injury lawyer, contact Gay & Chacker, Attorneys at Law. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.