Q: MY SON WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT 6MO AGO AND HE WAS A PASSENGER IN AN UNINSURED CAR WHO WAS IN THE WRONG, CAN I SUE
THE ACCIDENT WAS IN FLORIDA, THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS UNINSURED AND MY SON WAS THE PASSENGER. APPARENTLY HIS FRIEND RAN THE STOP SIGN AND HIT ANOTHER CAR, MY SON LIVED FOR 3 WEEKS,THEN DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES, BUT THE LAWYER IS SAYING ME AND HIS FATHER CAN POSSIBLY SUE EVEN IF THE FRIEND WAS IN THE WRONG. I DISAGREE AND NOW THE FATHER SAYS HE CAN'T FILE SUIT WITHOUT ME, WERE NOT MARRIED AND I DON'T KNOW WHY HE CAN'T PURSUE IT ALONE.
A: Hi - I'm so sorry for your loss, that is awful. There are many factors that may permit you to initiate a suit. You can call an attorney to get some more insight as well as a referral to an attorney in your area.
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You should contact a member of the Fla Justice Assn who handles "crashworthiness" cases.
They give free consults. If you can't find any let me know and I can try to get a name or two for you.
If he was living with you and just visiting or if he lived with a relative who had insurance there may be "uninsured motorist coverage." If driver that caused wreck was drinking could be other cases.
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