Can I be found liable in Florida if my car was rear-ended in a crash?
Yes you can be found liable. However, there’s a presumption under Florida law that the person who rear-ends you is at fault. The courts have carved out a few exceptions to this rule. The main exception is that in order to rebutt that presumption if the person stops suddenly and unexpectedly at a time and place where they’re not reasonably expected to do so, then that presumption can be overturned.
An example of this would be if there’s a green light and instead of traveling though the intersection, that person suddenly slams on their brakes. Well, that wouldn’t be a reasonable time to stop when there’s a green light. If you rear-end that person, they could potentially be held liable for stopping at that time and place unreasonably.