Passenger injury claims are a little bit different in Alabama than they are in other states. Not all motor vehicle passengers can recover compensation for a car accident in Alabama.

The law is the Alabama Guest Statute – Liability for Injury or Death of Guest. It applies only in certain circumstances. Passengers hurt in car accidents can still claim compensation in many cases.

Our Mobile, AL car accident attorneys at Stevenson Klotz Injury Lawyers explain passenger injury claims in Alabama and what you need to know about your case.

What is the Alabama Guest Statute?

Ala. Code § 32-1-2 is the Alabama guest statute. The law limits liability of a vehicle owner, operator or party responsible for vehicle operation for the injury or death of a guest riding in the vehicle. The law applies if the driver is at fault for the accident, and not in situations where another driver or third party is at fault.

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