Tag Archives: Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When Is a Florida Car Owner Liable for an Auto Accident?

By Paul B. Genet |

Since the 1920s, Florida courts have applied a “dangerous instrumentality doctrine” when assessing liability for auto accidents. Basically, this doctrine holds that the owner of any motor vehicle is vicariously liable if they “voluntarily entrust” said vehicle to a person “whose negligent operation causes damage to another.” The idea behind this rule, as the… Read More »

Florida Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital Accused of Falsifying Records

By Paul B. Genet |

Florida law treats medical malpractice differently than most personal injury cases. If a normal person is negligent, and you suffer an injury as a result of that negligence, you can sue that person for damages in court. But when the negligent person is a health care professional, Florida law grants him or her special… Read More »

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