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Advocating for Changes to Legal Liability in Tallahassee, FL

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The current abusive litigation environment found in Florida can be quite damaging to businesses throughout the state. Thankfully, at Florida Justice Reform Institute, our lobbying group is here to provide resources to companies that are targets of predatory lawsuits. We regularly advocate for tort reform and changes to legal liability in Tallahassee, FL, while also supporting businesses that struggle with litigation.

Additionally, we provide access to numerous legal experts that will testify on your behalf to counter trial sensationalism. We believe that through effective lobbying and coordinated efforts that we can help bring positive change to Florida’s business community. Contact us today to learn more about our lobby group services or to discuss any litigation that has been brought against your company.

Personal Injury Protection Reforms

Personal injury protection was intended to provide prompt compensation for injuries in accidents, regardless of who was at fault. This protection was supposed to streamline the medical care and billing process for injured parties. Unfortunately, excessive attorney’s fees became the norm and cost their clients and insurance companies significant amounts of money. Since its inception in 1972, personal injury protection reforms have come up several times in legislation to address this issue.

Florida Justice Reform Institute is on the frontline of tackling no-fault insurance to protect the best interests of those affected by the law. Preventing attorneys from taking advantage of loopholes in the system could lower premium costs and result in better outcomes for individuals. In 2012, we successfully piloted a reform to personal injury protection laws by removing the use of attorney fee multipliers. This revocation prevented excessive billing practices and has saved Florida residents and insurance companies millions of dollars over the last several years.

The fight is not over yet. Personal injury protection in Florida is still on the table for reform. Through our efforts, we continue to advocate for changes to ensure that individuals are paying reasonable rates for their insurance while still protecting their personal liability in case of an accident.

Understanding Tort Law

At Florida Justice Reform Institute, we have a deep understanding of tort law, and we use this knowledge to drive changes in current legislation. We aim to help protect small businesses from the devastating impacts that unlawful and unsubstantiated legal liability lawsuits can have on their success. The rampant misuse of litigation in our state damages the economy, and without significant improvements to tort law, the problems will only get worse over time.

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"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser---in fees, expenses, and waste of time."  

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, "Notes for a Law Lecture" (July 1, 1850), p. 81

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