Can A Passenger Sue Their Driver After An Orlando Car Accident?

by Tina Willis Law - Orlando on May. 23, 2016

Accident & Injury Car Accident 

Summary: Tips for passengers after Orlando car accidents

Passengers Have Every Right To Sue Their Driver After An Orlando Car Accident

Many passengers (or their family member drivers) do not understand that they can sue either the driver of the other vehicle, the driver of the vehicle in which they were riding when the accident happened, or both.  This is true even for family members, like wife suing husband, or child suing parent.  Don't worry -- you will not be hating each other at the end of this process in most cases.

Orlando car accident lawyers are really pursuing insurance company money.

Florida has a law called "comparative negligence."  That means that juries can divide fault between drivers, if there is a debate about who caused the accident.  That happens sometimes in intersection collisions, side swipe collisions, and head on collisions.  That happens less often in rear end collisions.  So it really just depends on what exactly happened in your accident, and which drivers have what amount and type of insurance coverage.

But the law allows Florida lawyers to make arguments about who had what percentage of fault, in any given accident.  

Even if your driver had no fault in the accident, he or she may still have uninsured motorist coverage for passengers.  So you could recover money from that policy, just like any other accident victim.

If you were injured as a passenger, you should just follow all of the normal methods for recovering the most money possible from your Florida auto accident case.

If you would like to speak directly with an Orlando car accident lawyer, you can contact me by phone or text.

You may also want to read my answers to the most common client questions after any Orlando car accident.

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