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Assumption of Risk Claims

By Boone & Davis |

Defendants can raise a number of different legal defenses on their behalf when they are accused of negligently causing someone else’s injuries. One of the most commonly asserted defenses, especially in cases involving sports injuries is the assumption of risk doctrine. Under this doctrine, plaintiffs cannot collect damages from the at-fault party if they… Read More »

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The Assumption of Risk Doctrine

By Boone & Davis |

The assumption of risk doctrine is a defense commonly raised by Florida defendants who are accused of causing an injury through their own negligence. When applicable, this doctrine prevents plaintiffs, who were engaging in a dangerous activity and were aware of the risks of doing so when their injury occurred, from collecting damages from… Read More »

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Florida Court Explains Limits of the Express Assumption of Risk Doctrine

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Under the assumption of risk doctrine, courts can prevent plaintiffs from holding other people responsible for their injury when they engaged in an activity that they knew was dangerous. Last month, a Florida Court of Appeals issued an opinion that further explained the limitations of this doctrine, making it much more difficult for a… Read More »

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