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Who’s Responsible When the Driver of a Rental Car Hits You?

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Florida, seeking sunshine, beaches, and family-friendly attractions. To travel from their hotels to beaches, theme parks, restaurants, and bars, many tourists lease cars from car rental agencies, flooding Florida roadways with rented vehicles. Because tourists are often unfamiliar with Florida roads and highways, the likelihood of being involved in an accident with a tourist using a rental car is high.
According to a federal law called the Graves Amendment, a rental car company that rents a vehicle to a driver is not liable for any harm that comes to people or property that results from the use, operation, or possession of the vehicle during the rental period.…

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