It is not uncommon for people to be seriously injured or killed in accidents that are caused by driver's of the car that they are traveling in. Intrafamily tort immunity provisions in insurance contracts may bar the ability of some people to obtain a full recovery in car accidents caused by their driver. However, in any accident in which a person is injured or a wrongful death occurs, all potential sources of insurance coverage must be explored.
A recent car wreck in Macon, GA highlights the type of accident that potential sources of insurance and important problems such as intrafamily tort immunity must be explored:
The passenger in a car that wrecked in Macon died from injuries sustained in the accident.
About 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Vicki King, 62, and her passenger, Michael King, 65, of Lizella, were traveling along the 1000 block of Tucker Road when King's vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, according to a release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
Both people were transported to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, for treatment. Michael King later was pronounced dead by doctors. The accident is currently under investigation.
Given that the occupants have the same last name, it appears that they are probably related and, therefore, it must be determined whether the insurance policy has an exclusion for intrafamily claims. Any uninsured motorist policies must also be investigated.
If you need a consultation with a qualified car accident lawyer in Macon, GA, contact The Sessions Law Firm today. All consultations with our injury attorneys are free of charge and you will never owe us anything unless we obtain a recovery for you.