My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Florida.
My wife was making a u-turn from the median, she believed she had plenty of space to complete the u-turn before the next grouping of cars, but after making the u-turn realized the cars were moving much faster than she originally perceived. As she tried to gain speed, a vehicle closing in behind her in her lane attempted to pass her at his maintained speed instead of slowing down. While changing lanes, he overshot his lane, hit the median and flipped his vehicle. His vehicle made no contact with my wife's vehicle or any other vehicle.
She pulled over in the nearest parking lot, called 911 and being in a panicked state due to seeing this happen right in front of her face, said to the operator "I think I was involved in an accident.." . After that, she waited there for 2 hours, the police left and never came to speak with her or take a statement. When she got home, she called the local police station to see if this was a mistake, and the operator said that if they needed her statement, they would have done it.
Weeks later, she receives a call from a very large personal injury/class action firm. Their claim is that she contributed to the accident and that they want to get her insurance company involved. They ask for her insurance information, which she gives, and they ask her to give a statement, which I instruct her to decline and that she will give her statement to our insurance company. This was a few days ago, and we still have not heard back from our insurance company.
I guess my question here is, can the responsibility of this accident be put on her?
Also, the driver of the crashed vehicle actually came to our residence today, came in our driveway and inspected the back of our vehicle and/or took the license plate number. As I went outside to make contact with him, he just got in his vehicle and left. This means that the lawyer he is using gave him our address. Is this normal?