What are Joint & Several Liability?

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I’m Steve Kramer. I’m a Florida accident and injury attorney. And today we’re going to talk about joint and several liability. Now, if you’ve been in an accident that involves more than one other vehicle or person, joint several liability can be an issue. And what joint several – joint and several – liability means is that each party to the accident that caused it is equally liable, and this can be important. Let’s say you’re in an accident and there’s two other cars - and one of the cars - They have insurance and they have money, and the other doesn’t. Well, without joint and several liability, you would have a very difficult time collecting the entire amount. But with joint and several liability each of those two people are on the hook for the entire amount and this can be a big, important factor. And you need to know it. You need to know whether this plays a role or not. What you need to know in Florida is there is no joint and several liability anymore. They abolished it. So you’ve got to know that going into the case and you’ve got to work with an attorney who knows that isn’t in play anymore. Because it defines and changes the entire strategy in the case. And I’m telling you this because the law is always changing and it’s important to know about changes in the law. And we deal with this and all kinds of other legal issues. That’s why we’re one firm for life. We’re ready to help you with any legal issue you might deal with. So if you have any questions about this or anything else, pick up the phone. Give me a call. I’m glad to talk with you anytime. Thanks for watching. I’m Steve Kramer.

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