Florida Automobile Insurance Law
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Experienced practitioners guide the reader through the intricacies of this ever-changing area. Topics include the procedure for handling the typical automobile insurance case from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s perspective, as well as the process for determining the order and priority of coverage in cases involving multiple tort feasors and insurance policies. Sample forms, worksheets, and checklists are provided to aid the practitioner.In addition to updated case law, statutes, court rules, and other legal
authority, the new edition includes:
- A new chapter entitled "Autonomous Vehicles & Transportation Network Companies"
- Updated discussion of current legislative efforts to repeal Florida's No-Fault Law, which, if passed, would completely overhaul the current laws and mandatory insurance requirements for owners and drivers
- Updated discussion of preemption of F.S. 324.021 on issues of vicarious liability for both short-term rentals and long-term leases by the federal Graves Amendment, 49 U.S.C. § 30106
- Florida Supreme Court's resolution of the appropriate methodology in the application of the deductible authorized by F.S. 627.739
- Discussion of a proposed legislative change to F.S. 627.727, which would allow uninsured motorist coverage to include damages in tort for pain, suffering, disability or physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience, and the loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life
- Florida Supreme Court's recent discussion of the law of bad faith and the good faith duty insurers owe to their insureds in handling their claims. Harvey v. GEICO General Insurance Co., 259 So.3d 1 (Fla. 2018)
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Financial Responsibility and Compulsory Insurance Laws
Kristen M. Collins
Chapter 2 The Ratemaking Process
C. ShàRon James
Chapter 3 No-Fault Insurance
Chapter 4 Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Legal Publications Staff
Chapter 5 Liability Coverage
Tracy Raffles Gunn
Chapter 6 Multiple Liability Insurance Policies
Tracy Raffles Gunn
Chapter 7 Unfair Claims Practices and Bad Faith
Dale M. Swope and Dennis P. Dore
Chapter 8 Practice and Procedure in Handling an Automobile Case
Gregory C. Ward and Jany Martinez-Ward
Chapter 9 Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Network Companies