A Bradenton woman had to be transported to Blake Medical Center with critical injuries after an accident on Lorraine Road on September 24.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 46-year-old man from Bradenton was driving a Polaris Slingshot heading north on Lorraine Avenue just south of 59th Avenue East when he attempted to make a U-Turn over a left-turn only pane and the painted median.
The 48-year-old women was the passenger on the vehicle at the time, but was not wearing a seatbelt. The force of the turn ejected her from the vehicle and on to the northbound travel lanes. Medical responders arrived to the scene soon afterward and transported her to the hospital, where she was listed as being in critical condition.
Officials continued to investigate the crash in its aftermath.
Single-vehicle accidents can still have liability issues
When people think about liability in car accidents, they often think about the process of proving liability in accidents involving multiple vehicles. However, liability can still play a role in single-vehicle accidents.
For example, in cases involving a driver with passengers, a driver who displays negligence that results in an accident could be liable for injuries sustained by his or her passengers, who have the right to file a lawsuit against that driver to recover compensation.
For the suit to be successful, the passengers would have to be successful in proving liability in the same way a driver in a standard multi-vehicle accident case would. They must demonstrate and provide evidence of the negligent conduct and a clear causal relationship between that conduct and the resulting accident and injuries that followed.
To learn more about the process of filing an auto accident claim, contact a trusted Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.