The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County the afternoon of Monday, November 12.
According to the police, the accident happened around 4 p.m. that day, close to the Bee Ridge Road exit. A 53-year-old Sarasota man was the driver and victim — he was traveling north on I-75 at the time.
Troopers say the man attempted to move into the middle lane, but realized too late that it was not clear enough to do so. He overcorrected in trying to get back into his lane, running his vehicle off the road and onto the paved shoulder of the highway. His SUV ended up flipping several times. He was ejected in the process and was pronounced dead at the scene once first responders arrived.
Liability in single-vehicle crashes
While many single-vehicle accidents do not result in injury claims, there are situations in which this may be necessary if there was a passenger involved who was injured or killed in the crash.
A pedestrian who suffers an injury in a single-car rollover accident, for example, would be able to file a claim against the driver of the vehicle if that driver’s negligence was the reason for the crash. In that case, the claim would proceed just as it would if the accident was caused by another driver. The passenger would simply need to prove liability on the part of the person who was driving the vehicle in which they were riding at the time.
For more information on how auto accident cases proceed and what you should do if you have been injured in a recent collision, work with an experienced Sarasota personal injury lawyer at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.