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Are punitive damages available in a Florida auto accident case?

 
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Speaker 1: Sometimes. In most garden-variety cases they’re not. Punitive damages are available in Florida for drunk driving cases where somebody went behind the wheel and was drunk. You can obtain punitive damages against them. Recently there have also been incidences where drivers have been held liable for punitive damages for texting. This is a area of the law that’s still developing.

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