Sadly, there was a wrongful death car accident in the southbound lanes of US 41 near Gibsonton Drive, Sunday, June 21, 2020. The Frank Santini Law Firm’s Riverview personal injury attorneys pass on their prayers and thoughts to all friends and family of those connected to this Gibsonton car accident. It is a difficult and tragic few days following a fatal car crash as friends and family of those involved try to understand how a tragic Tampa Bay wrongful death accident could happen to their loved one.
In this particular fatal car wreck, it appears from Hillsborough County Sheriff reports that the victim was a passenger in the vehicle. While the details of this particular wrongful death Gibsonton personal injury accident are still being investigated, it is timely to address this area of the law to achieve some clarification.
If I am a Passenger in a Car Accident, Can I sue the Driver of the Car I was in?
The answer is yes assuming the driver of your vehicle was at fault. Usually, when we’re discussing a Riverview car accident lawsuit, we’re talking about suing the driver of another car or truck that hit the car the victim was in. But, there are many examples in which the passenger of a car has the right to sue the driver next to him or her for negligence in causing personal injuries, or, in some cases, the family of the passenger brings a Tampa Bay wrongful death lawsuit. A driver’s Florida liability insurance policy does not just apply to other vehicles on the road, but can also provide protection for a passenger in the driver’s own vehicle.
Have you lost a loved one to a wrongful death accident in Florida due to another person’s negligence? Our Riverview personal injury attorneys will give you as much time as you need in a free consultation. Call The Frank Santini Law Firm, the Riverview Personal Injury Law Firm at (813) 445-6121.