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NSU Professor Discusses Law that Protects Rental Companies from Paying Damages in Certain Cases

The Graves Amendment is part of a federal highway bill that was signed into law in 2005. The amendment can no longer make rental car companies liable for damages in crashes where their cars are involved, unless the rental car company was acting negligent.

Michael Flynn, J.D., professor at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law spoke with Local 10 News about the dangerous instrumentality doctrine. The doctrine says that the owner of an inherently dangerous vehicle is liable for any injuries caused by the car. Flynn explains how the Graves Amendment protects rental car companies and when there is an accident involving a rental car, injured drives could possibly seek compensation from the driver of the rented car, or the person who rented the car.

Michael Flynn, J.D.

Michael Flynn, J.D.

To listen to the full interview, click the link below: