Legal Question in Personal Injury in Florida

I own a uninsured motorcycle, if I let someone else ride it with a passenger and they get into an accident am I liable for any property damage or personal injury?

Asked on 7/10/12, 6:05 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Jedediah Main The Main Law Firm

The short answer to your question is "probably." Under Florida’s "dangerous instrumentality" doctrine, the owner of an inherently dangerous vehicle, including a motorcycle, is responsible for any injuries sustained due to use of that vehicle. If a vehicle is driven by another with the knowledge and consent of the owner, the owner is liable for any damages, including property damage and personal injury, that result from the operation of that vehicle.

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Answered on 7/10/12, 6:15 am
Charles Sinclair Sinclair Law Offices

Yes, you are.

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Answered on 7/10/12, 6:30 am

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