Earlier this month in a tragic accident out of Walt Disney World, one man was killed when the sports car he was a passenger in lost control and crashed. According to one local news source, the man, a 36-year-old from Davenport, was a passenger in a Lamborghini in the “Richard Petty Driving Experience” attraction at Disney World.
Reports state the man was the Operations Manager of the attraction and was riding with a 24-year-old driver when the vehicle left the track and crashed into a nearby guardrail. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries.
The course is operated by Petty Holdings, a company owned in part by famous NASCAR personality Richard Petty. The company has several other racing outfits across the country, including tracks in Atlanta, Daytona Beach, Charlotte, New Jersey, Kansas, New Hampshire, and Texas. Depending on the package selected by the guest, they can either ride as a passenger or drive an exotic car around a race-track.
Who Is Responsible in Florida Personal Injury Accidents?
Whenever someone is injured or killed in an accident, the victim or their family is entitled to bring a lawsuit against the negligent party who they believe is responsible for their injuries or their loved one’s death. However, with companies are now organized, it is often difficult to determine who should be named in a personal injury lawsuit.
Although complex, this stage in the litigation process is critical because if a party is left out of a lawsuit and the judge or jury determines that the unnamed party is responsible for the accident, the accident victim may lose their chance to recover for their injuries.
In most cases, it is best to be over-inclusive when thinking about who to name in a Florida personal injury case, since defendants who are not involved will later be dismissed from the lawsuit naturally through the litigation process. However, before filing suit, it is advised to consult a dedicated Florida personal injury attorney.
Have You Been Involved in a Florida Accident?
If you or a loved one has been involved in any kind of Florida accident, you may be entitled to monetary damages to help compensate you for your injuries or losses. However, there is a long road to financial recovery, and it begins with thoughtfully and thoroughly considering the strategy for the trial that may lie ahead. The skilled attorneys at the Dean Law Firm have decades of experience preparing cases for trial in all kinds of personal injury settings, including auto accidents and wrongful death cases. To learn more, call 352-387-8700 to set up a free initial consultation.
More Blog Posts:
Tragic Florida Van Accident Claims 8 Lives, Injures 10 Others, Ocala Injury Lawyers Blog, published April 3, 2015.
Florida’s “2 Drunk 2 Care” Driver Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter in Fatal Crash, Ocala Injury Lawyers Blog, published March 3, 2015.