Disappointing Tort Reform Imminent in Florida

On March 30, Florida took one step closer to enacting legislation that will severely handicap the rights of injury victims.  The bill, H.B. 145, now awaiting Governor Jeb Bush’ s approval, will significantly curtail the rights of personal injury victims in Florida to sue multiple defendants for causing their injuries.  If the bill becomes law, it will mean that injury victims in Florida will no longer be able to use joint and several liability theories when filing lawsuits.  That means that personal injury victims have lost rights they previously had.

Since I am a personal injury attorney, I am of course opposed to nearly all attempts by interest groups and politicians to advance their own agenda via tort reform legislation.