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Asker
Posted about 3 years ago.

Thanks for that response ! Does the defendant have the right to provide affirmative defenses to show he / she is not responsible for the accident ?

Jason M. Melton
Jason M. Melton, Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Inverness, FL
Posted about 3 years ago.

Aff. Defenses are allowed pursuant to the rules of procedure and local rules of the judge you are with.

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Asker
Posted about 3 years ago.

I see ! I guess that is where a qualified civil defense lawyer would come into the picture in order to follow those rules of procedure. I hear some lawyers, down here in south florida, can be very political. Can they set their own rules in a courtroom ? Thanks

Jason M. Melton
Jason M. Melton, Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Inverness, FL
Posted about 3 years ago.

Some courts create Administrative orders which act as local rules of procedure and sometimes even advance rulings on frequent substantive legal issues. Again, that's why you hire competent counsel to guide you through these issues.

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Asker
Posted about 3 years ago.

I meant to say " Judges" and not lawyers but, I understand what you are saying ! Thanks

Jason M. Melton
Jason M. Melton, Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Inverness, FL
Posted about 3 years ago.

you're welcome, good luck