June 23, 2014


I was a passenger in a not at fault accident and the two drivers agreed to settle privately. And no claims/police report was made. The at fault driver requested the other driver sign a release of liability form against property damage and personal injury and I was a passenger in his car. Does that prevent me from suing for personal injury or would I have to sign a release as well?


The short answer is you don't release anyone from any claim unless you sign a release. The two drivers can do whatever they want, but the driver of the car you were a riding in has no authority to release any claim on your behalf just becasue you were his passenger. You would still have the option to pursue a claim against either/both drivers if you were injured in the accident.

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