Lakeland, FL asked in Wrongful Death, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for Florida

Q: As a home owner, can I be held liable if someone in my home drinks then drives intoxicated and hurts or kills someone?

I live in Florida. This person is a relative 27 y/o and resides with me. On more than one occasion they have arrived home and passed out behind the wheel. I need to protect the rest of my family.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher
Answered
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Can you be sued? Yes. Will the suit be successful for a wrongful death claim against YOU? Probably not. Is the relative covered on your auto insurance policy? An injured party may go after your homeowners policy, but I don't know how successful that would be.

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