Personal Injury Video Law Tip
“It’s quite possible that you can. There is one exception to that. In the state of Florida, if you are the spouse or living in the same household with the person who is driving the car, most insurance policies have an exclusion and it is virtually impossible to recover if you are the spouse or family member of the driver. Otherwise, it is very likely you are a passenger and you did nothing wrong, irrespective of who is at fault you can typically sue all the parties involved.” – Dena Sisk Foman
Additional Information about suing the driver of the car I was riding in if I was injured in a Car Accident
In Florida, the passenger of a car is presumed to be an innocent party. Even if the driver of the car where the passenger is riding caused the accident, the passenger can typically sue the driver. Often times, the injured passenger may have some uninsured motorist coverage that may also be applicable when a passenger is injured. If the driver of the passenger is not at fault, they will have a cause of action against the at fault driver. However, most insurance policies place a maximum amount on what one person can recover and a maximum for what all parties can recover. For example, in a case where the at fault party has a $100,000/$300000 policy of insurance and four people are injured (1 driver and 3 passengers), no one gets more than $100,000 and no more than $300,000 will be paid for all four parties.
Personal injury law video number 1000012: Can I sue the driver of the car I was riding in if I was injured in a Car Accident?