When you get in the car while someone else is driving, it’s unlikely you’re going to put a whole lot of stock in thinking about that person’s driving skills. That being said, being in the vehicle with a negligent driver could put you in harm’s way in the event of a serious accident. Accidents can happen whether you’re the one behind the wheel or not, so you need to consider riding with another person just as important as the care you take when you’re behind the wheel.

If you have a friend or family member who doesn’t exhibit safe driving habits, then you may want to offer to drive instead. All too often, bad driving behavior like distraction can end up leaving passengers in your car and other cars with major injuries. If the driver already has a record of causing accidents or damaging property, your life could be a risk just by joining him or her for a drive.

Just being in the car with another individual who does not make safety a priority could put you directly in harm’s way. Even with advanced technology and airbags, you are very vulnerable as the passenger of a vehicle in the event of a serious accident.

Even if you sustain minor injuries in an accident, you may have to relive the incident over and over again if the driver’s actions cause serious damages and injuries. If the driver is facing charges or a personal injury lawsuit in New York, you could be called as a witness during the case. These kinds of serious accidents can do more than leave you with physical and emotional scars about the crash, your friendship can also be damaged, if not destroyed. Always be aware of the risks associated with riding alongside a dangerous driver.

If you have been injured in a car accident or another type of motor vehicle accident, then you should, of course, seek medical treatment. You may also be entitled to a cash settlement that includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages and future and past pain and suffering. An experienced accident and personal injury lawyer can help you significantly. He or she can deal with the insurance company and lead a trial, if necessary. Jayson Lutzky has helped recover millions for previous clients. He has over 32 years of experience and a conveniently located office. Call 718-514-6619 to schedule a free initial in-person consultations. If you have been seriously injured, then home and hospital visits are available. Go to www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com to read more about Mr. Lutzky.