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Rear-end collisions are some of the most common on the roadway. Most occur because drivers don’t pay attention and travel too fast for conditions, failing to maintain enough distance between their vehicle and the one ahead. crashedbumper1

That’s why there is a presumption of negligence on the part of the tail-end driver.

But this presumption is not infallible. In fact, three years ago, the Florida Supreme Court took on this issue in Cevallos v. Rideout and rejected the 4th District Court of Appeal’s finding of presumptive negligence in a rear-end crash. The court determined a rear driver can rebut the presumption of negligence by producing evidence to show negligence on the part of the front driver.

In civil litigation, process of service is the foundation that gives appropriate notice of legal action to the defendant. It is required for the court to establish personal jurisdiction over the defendant, and also allows the other party to respond. document

It’s a key step in any lawsuit, and is often done without any issue or fanfare.

Sometimes, however, a defendant may not be easy to locate or serve. In these instances, it’s important your legal team make every effort to complete the task in a timely manner. There can be alternatives – such as service by publication – if defendant is actively avoiding process of service.