When you are a passenger and have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have legal rights to file a lawsuit for your injuries. In some respects, you have even more rights to bring a legal claim for financial compensation than the driver of the vehicle because you can sue more possible defendants.
Your compensation can include medical expenses and other damages such as lost wages and pain and suffering.
Simply stated, when you are a passenger, you have a nearly unlimited right to file an accident against the responsible party without regard to your own actions in a car crash or a motorcycle accident. If there has been a fatal crash, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit after the auto accident.