No. 43443.

280 So.2d 431 (1973)

Philip Francis HOFFMAN, Jr., and Pav-a-Way Corporation, a Florida Corporation, Petitioners, v. Hazel J. JONES, As Administratrix of the Estate of William Harrison Jones, Jr., Deceased, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Florida.

July 10, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edna L. Caruso of Howell, Kirby, Montgomery, D'Aiuto, Dean & Hallowes, West Palm Beach, for petitioners.

Sammy Cacciatore of Nance & Cacciatore, Melbourne, for respondent.

E. Harper Field and Frank C. Amatea of Keen, O'Kelley & Spitz, Tallahassee, for amicus curiae, Fla. Defense Lawyers Ass'n.

C. Graham Carothers and C. DuBose Ausley of Ausley, Ausley, McMullen, McGehee & Carothers, Tallahassee, for amicus curiae, Fla. Railroad Ass'n.

Kenneth L. Ryskamp, of Bolles, Goodwin, Ryskamp & Welcher, Miami, for amicus curiae, Fla. East Coast Railway Co.

William B. Killian, of McCarthy, Steel, Hector & Davis, Miami, for amicus curiae, Fla. Power & Light Co.

Sam H. Mann, Jr. and John T. Allen, Jr., of Harrison, Greene, Mann, Davenport, Rowe & Stanton, St. Petersburg, for amicus curiae, Fla. Power Corp.

Raymond Ehrlich and James E. Cobb, Jacksonville, for amicus curiae, American Mutual Ins. Alliance, American Ins. Asso., and National Asso. of Independent Insurers.

Thomas W. McAliley of Beckham & McAliley, Miami, for amicus curiae, United Transportation Union, Fla. Legislative Boards of Railroad Brotherhoods and the Fla. AFL-CIO.

ADKINS, Justice.

This cause is here on petition for writ of certiorari supported by certificate of the District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, that its decision (Jones v. Hoffman, 272 So.2d 529) is one which involves a question of great public interest. See Fla. Const., art. V, § 3(b) (3), F.S.A.

The question certified by the District Court of Appeal is:

"Whether or not the Court should replace the contributory...

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