Eric Peterson and his team obtained a final summary judgment on behalf of a defendant in a third party action for contribution. Plaintiff, an employee of the defendant was seriously injured on July 31, 2001 when the tractor he was operating was struck by a golf cart. The plaintiff was thrown from the tractor and was then run over by the tractor. The owner and the driver of the golf cart both filed a third party complaint against the defendant alleging that it engaged in conduct that was substantially certain to result in injury or death since the tractor was not equipped with a seatbelt. The defendant’s motion for final summary judgment was predicated upon workers compensation immunity under Fla. Stat. 440.11.
Eric A. Peterson
West Palm Beach, Florida Office