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Accident Degree of Liability in Florida

Accident Degree of Liability in Florida – for many years, in Florida and elsewhere, it has been maintained that in an accident involving two vehicles travelling in the same direction, that the driver of the vehicle in the rear must be considered negligent, as that driver has the best opportunity to prevent an accident, and potential injury risks, from happening.

This blanket application has been challenged in recent years, with lawyers introducing the element of degree of liability. What this means is that lawyers are not claiming their clients are faultless, but rather that their clients are not totally responsible for the accident, and that liability and responsibility needs to be shared between the driver of the car and the driver of the tractor trailer.
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