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Car accidents do not only affect drivers – they also impact every passenger in the vehicle at the time of the collision. Because drivers have a responsibility for both the safety of other drivers as well as passengers (both in their own car and others’ cars), passengers have just as much of a right to make a claim for personal injury compensation as drivers do. Whether the driver of another vehicle caused the collision, or the driver of the vehicle you were in caused the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

After an accident, it is important to understand who is at fault, gather as much information as you can regarding the crash and your injuries, and call an experienced passenger accident lawyer to help you start a case. With Cannella & O’Neal’s experienced attorneys on your side, we will make sure that the at-fault driver is held responsible for damages, injuries, or wrongful death that arises out of an accident.

Passenger – When the At-Fault Driver is a Family Member or Friend

More times than not, when someone is involved in a car accident, the driver is usually a friend, family member, coworker, or someone close to the passenger. Because of this, passengers can often be hesitant to file a claim for compensation to avoid souring the relationship. When you hire the experienced passenger accident attorneys at Cannella & O’Neal, we will explain how, when these types of accidents occur, passengers like yourself can file a claim for compensation against the driver’s insurance company, not the driver. This way, you are not directly suing your loved one or friend and can still get the compensation you deserve.

Cannella and O’Neal — Your Guide

Cannella & O’Neal understands how distressing it can be for a passenger of a vehicle to be injured in an accident that was no fault of their own. We have successfully represented many clients like you, and we will litigate and negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you are not left with damages from the accident. In protecting your relationship with at-fault drivers, we will navigate the passenger personal injury case process for you and get you the compensation you are entitled to so you can focus on recovering.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a passenger in a car accident, Cannella & O’Neal is here to explain and protect your rights. Our Virginia passenger accident lawyers are available day or night, 7 days a week at our Personal Injury Hotline at (800) 843-4090. You can also fill out our injury intake form, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.


Our attorneys service a wide range of areas throughout the State of Virginia, including:

  • Richmond
  • Henrico
  • Chesterfield
  • Fredericksburg
  • Petersburg
  • Halifax
  • Portsmouth
  • Fairfax
  • Caroline County
  • Tappahannock
  • Buckingham County
  • Lynchburg