If you were a passenger in a car that was in a car accident and you were injured, you can also recover for your injuries. And there are two possibilities, and depends on the factual situation of your case.
If another driver was negligent and caused your injuries, you can recover from that other driver, just like the driver of your car could recover for their personal injuries. Now, where it gets tricky is if the driver of your car was the one who was negligent and ultimately caused your injuries. In that situation, you are entitled to sue the driver and recover from their insurance company for the damages that you suffered as a passenger. That gets tricky oftentimes because, you’re in a car with someone, you presumably know that person, that person may even be family. But if you are seriously injured in a car accident and the insurance company will not be reasonable and pay a reasonable amount to resolve your case, then you have no choice, but to sue your brother, or your aunt, or your wife or whoever that might be, who was negligent and ultimately caused your injuries.
A lot of people in those situations will decide not to sue their loved one, because that just puts you in an awkward family situation, and Thanksgiving dinner might taste different, right? If you’re in the middle of litigation with your spouse, or your uncle or whoever it is that you were riding with. But, if you were seriously injured and the insurance company will not fairly resolve your case, you have no choice but to sue the person who was driving the vehicle that you were riding in.