As a vehicle owner, you probably believe someone who has borrowed your car bears liabilities for anything that might happen on the road, including auto accidents. Usually, you’d think you should not be responsible for an accident if you’re not driving the car.

However, under Florida’s dangerous instrumentality doctrine, you’re accountable for your car’s accident even if you’re not driving.

Unfortunately, only a few people in Florida have a basic understanding of this law. That’s why some Floridians have been subjected to accident liability that they don’t understand. To protect against future auto accident liabilities, it’s essential to understand Florida’s dangerous instrumentality doctrine.