Florida Accident Laws / Florida Injury Laws

GENERAL PROVISIONS:

Florida Statute 768.041 – Release or covenant not to sue.
Florida Statute 768.0415 – Liability for injury to parent.
Florida Statute 768.042 – Damages.
Florida Statute 768.0425 – Damages in actions against contractors for injuries sustained from negligence, malfeasance, or misfeasance.
Florida Statute 768.043 – Remittitur and additur actions arising out of operation of motor vehicles.
Florida Statute 768.07 – Railroad liability for injury to employees.
Florida Statute 768.0705 – Limitation on premises liability.
Florida Statute 768.075 – Immunity from liability for injury to trespassers on real property.
Florida Statute 768.0755 – Premises liability for transitory foreign substances in a business establishment.
Florida Statute 768.08 – Liability of corporations having relief department for injury to employees; contracts in violation of act void.
Florida Statute 768.0895 – Limitation of liability for employers of persons with disabilities.
Florida Statute 768.091 – Employer liability limits; ridesharing.
Florida Statute 768.093 – Owner liability limits; powered shopping carts.
Florida Statute 768.095 – Employer immunity from liability; disclosure of information regarding former or current employees.
Florida Statute 768.096 – Employer presumption against negligent hiring.
Florida Statute 768.098 – Limitation of liability for employee leasing.
Florida Statute 768.0981 – Limitation on actions against insurers, prepaid limited health service organizations, health maintenance organizations, or prepaid health clinics.
Florida Statute 768.10 – Pits and holes not to be left open.
Florida Statute 768.11 – Pits and holes; measure of damages.
Florida Statute 768.12 – Motor vehicle colliding with any animal at large on a public highway.
Florida Statute 768.125 – Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication.
Florida Statute 768.1256 – Government rules defense.
Florida Statute 768.1257 – State-of-the-art defense for products liability.
Florida Statute 768.128 – Hazardous spills; definitions; persons who assist in containing or treating spills; immunity from liability; exceptions.
Florida Statute 768.13 – Good Samaritan Act; immunity from civil liability.
Florida Statute 768.1315 – Good Samaritan Volunteer Firefighters’ Assistance Act; immunity from civil liability.
Florida Statute 768.1325 – Cardiac Arrest Survival Act; immunity from civil liability.
Florida Statute 768.1326 – Placement of automated external defibrillators in state buildings; rulemaking authority.
Florida Statute 768.1335 – Emergency Medical Dispatch Act; presumption.
Florida Statute 768.1345 – Professional malpractice; immunity.
Florida Statute 768.135 – Volunteer team physicians; immunity.
Florida Statute 768.1355 – Florida Volunteer Protection Act.
Florida Statute 768.136 – Liability for canned or perishable food distributed free of charge.
Florida Statute 768.137 – Definition; limitation of civil liability for certain farmers; exception.
Florida Statute 768.138 – Interruption of electric utility service by order of law enforcement; immunity.
Florida Statute 768.1382 – Streetlights, security lights, and other similar illumination; limitation on liability.
Florida Statute 768.14 – Suit by state; waiver of sovereign immunity.
Florida Statute 768.16 – Wrongful Death Act.
Florida Statute 768.17 – Legislative intent.
Florida Statute 768.18 – Definitions.—As used in ss. 768.16-768.26:
Florida Statute 768.19 – Right of action.
Florida Statute 768.20 – Parties.
Florida Statute 768.21 – Damages.
Florida Statute 768.22 – Form of verdict.
Florida Statute 768.23 – Protection of minors and incompetents.
Florida Statute 768.24 – Death of a survivor before judgment.
Florida Statute 768.25 – Court approval of settlements.
Florida Statute 768.26 – Litigation expenses.
Florida Statute 768.28 – Waiver of sovereign immunity in tort actions; recovery limits; limitation on attorney fees; statute of limitations; exclusions; indemnification; risk management programs.
Florida Statute 768.295 – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) suits by governmental entities prohibited.
Florida Statute 768.31 – Contribution among tortfeasors.
Florida Statute 768.35 – Continuing domestic violence.
Florida Statute 768.36 – Alcohol or drug defense.
Florida Statute 768.37 – Limitation on civil liability arising from long-term consumption of food and nonalcoholic beverages.

DAMAGES:

Florida Statute 768.71 – Applicability; conflicts.
Florida Statute 768.72 – Pleading in civil actions; claim for punitive damages.
Florida Statute 768.725 – Punitive damages; burden of proof.
Florida Statute 768.73 – Punitive damages; limitation.
Florida Statute 768.733 – Bonds in class actions; limitations.
Florida Statute 768.734 – Capacity to sue.
Florida Statute 768.735 – Punitive damages; exceptions; limitation.
Florida Statute 768.736 – Punitive damages; exceptions for intoxication.
Florida Statute 768.737 – Punitive damages; application in arbitration.
Florida Statute 768.74 – Remittitur and additur.
Florida Statute 768.76 – Collateral sources of indemnity.
Florida Statute 768.77 – Itemized verdict.
Florida Statute 768.78 – Alternative methods of payment of damage awards.
Florida Statute 768.79 – Offer of judgment and demand for judgment.
Florida Statute 768.81 – Comparative fault.

DAMAGE BY DOGS:

Florida Statute 767.01 – Dog owner’s liability for damages to persons, domestic animals, or livestock.
Florida Statute 767.02 – Sheep-killing dogs not to roam about.
Florida Statute 767.03 – Good defense for killing dog.
Florida Statute 767.04 – Dog owner’s liability for damages to persons bitten.
Florida Statute 767.05 – Owner’s liability for damages by dog to dairy cattle.
Florida Statute 767.07 – Interpretation.
Florida Statute 767.10 – Legislative findings.
Florida Statute 767.11 – Definitions.
Florida Statute 767.12 – Classification of dogs as dangerous; certification of registration; notice and hearing requirements; confinement of animal; exemption; appeals; unlawful acts.
Florida Statute 767.13 – Attack or bite by dangerous dog; penalties; confiscation; destruction.
Florida Statute 767.14 – Additional local restrictions authorized.
Florida Statute 767.15 – Other provisions of chapter 767 not superseded.
Florida Statute 767.16 – Bite by a police or service dog; exemption from quarantine.

HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES:

Florida Statute 769.01 – Employers affected by fellow servant act.
Florida Statute 769.02 – Liability of certain persons and corporations for injuries from negligence of fellow servants.
Florida Statute 769.03 – Recovery for injuries where employee and employer both at fault; damages; negligence of fellow servant.
Florida Statute 769.04 – Doctrine of “assumption of risk” abrogated.
Florida Statute 769.05 – Proceeds of recovery for injuries exempt from garnishment and execution.
Florida Statute 769.06 – Contracts limiting liability invalid.

CIVIL ACTIONS FOR LIBEL:

Florida Statute 770.01 – Notice condition precedent to action or prosecution for libel or slander.
Florida Statute 770.02 – Correction, apology, or retraction by newspaper or broadcast station.
Florida Statute 770.03 – Civil liability of broadcasting stations.
Florida Statute 770.04 – Civil liability of radio or television broadcasting stations; care to prevent publication or utterance required.
Florida Statute 770.05 – Limitation of choice of venue.
Florida Statute 770.06 – Adverse judgment in any jurisdiction a bar to additional action.
Florida Statute 770.07 – Cause of action, time of accrual.
Florida Statute 770.08 – Limitation on recovery of damages.

ACTIONS FOR ALIENATION OF AFFECTION, CRIMINAL CONVERSATION, SEDUCTION, OR  BREACH OF CONTRACT TO MARRY:

Florida Statute 771.01 – Certain tort actions abolished.
Florida Statute 771.04 – No act done in state to give cause of action.
Florida Statute 771.05 – Unlawful to file certain causes of action.
Florida Statute 771.06 – Validity of certain contracts.
Florida Statute 771.07 – Penalties.
Florida Statute 771.08 – Construction of law.

CIVIL REMEDIES FOR CRIMINAL PRACTICES:

Florida Statute 772.101 – Short title.
Florida Statute 772.102 – Definitions.
Florida Statute 772.103 – Prohibited activities.
Florida Statute 772.104 – Civil cause of action.
Florida Statute 772.11 – Civil remedy for theft or exploitation.
Florida Statute 772.12 – Drug Dealer Liability Act.
Florida Statute 772.14 – Estoppel of defendant.
Florida Statute 772.15 – Admissibility of not guilty verdict.
Florida Statute 772.17 – Limitation of actions.
Florida Statute 772.18 – Cumulative remedy.
Florida Statute 772.185 – Attorney’s fees taxed as costs.
Florida Statute 772.19 – Exemption.

EQUINE ACTIVITIES:

Florida Statutes 773.01 – Definitions.
Florida Statutes 773.02 – General provisions.
Florida Statutes 773.03 – Limitation on liability for equine activity; exceptions.
Florida Statutes 773.04 – Posting and notification.
Florida Statutes 773.05 – Limitation on liability of persons making land available to public for recreational purposes.
Florida Statutes 773.06 – Helmet requirements; penalties.
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