Slavin Doctrine

March 9, 2017
Traffic accident - one driver on the mobile phone, second expressing anger

Slavin Doctrine Applied to the Design Company in Absolving them of Liability from a Wrongful Death Claim

  Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal was recently asked to address an issue involving Florida’s Slavin doctrine.  In that case, the appellate court concluded that the Slavin doctrine applied to the design company in absolving them of liability from a wrongful death claim. Specifically, the Plaintiff’s father died as a result of a car accident that occurred as he was exiting a mobile home park and collided with a truck.  Plaintiff alleged that the traffic signal at the intersection allowed a driver exiting the mobile home park to rely upon a traffic signal further out into the intersection while overlooking […]