Appleton, WI asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Wisconsin

Q: What rights does a passenger have in a car. If the driver is drunk and hits someone. In the country of Cuba.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You would have to ask a Cuban lawyer that, but being a socialist state I wouldn't hold my breath. However if the driver was a fellow American, you may sue that driver in the state and county where they live.

A final possibility exists. If the driver has no insurance, and if you can get a police report and if your car insurance has uninsured motorist and if it doesn't have an exclusion for out -of-country wrecks,you would have an uninsured motorist claim for which you would seek the assitance of a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice (they give free consultations).

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