It would be hard enough to live with your own injuries and pain if another driver caused you to have a serious crash on I-90, I-94, or another Madison road. However, you worry even more about the occupants in your car. Will your friends, your family, and your colleagues be safe if they are passengers in your car?

Take Our Quiz to Find Out

Before you get behind the wheel again, take this short quiz to find out if you are doing everything that you can to protect the passengers in your vehicle.

Here are the questions:

  1. Talking with passengers can be distracting to a driver.
  2. A passenger’s music, cell phone conversation, or movements can be distracting to a driver.
  3. It is important for every passenger to wear a seat belt or be in an appropriate child safety seat at all times.
  4. A driver has the right to refuse to drive with a potentially dangerous or distracting passenger in the car.
  5. It is important to take passenger safety seriously.

The answer to all of these questions is true.

What to Do If You’re Hurt

Unfortunately, sometimes passengers get hurt because of the negligence of a driver. If you are a passenger who has been hurt then it is important to know more about your rights. You may be able to recover compensation for your past, current, and future medical expenses; lost income; out-of-pocket costs; pain; suffering; and other damages. To learn more, please read our free book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.

Additionally, we invite you to share this article on Facebook and Twitter so that all of your friends know how to keep passengers safe in their own vehicles and know what to do if they are injured by someone else’s negligence.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.