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Suing a Florida Hotel for Negligence

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Florida hotel owners are responsible for protecting guests against known and reasonably ascertainable dangers. Under Florida premises liability law, hotel guests are considered “invitees,” and owners can be held liable for injuries that they suffer on their property. Note that the law classifies victims in one of three ways: invitee, licensee or trespasser. The… Read More »

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Understanding Intentional Misconduct and Gross Negligence

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Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean victims aren’t entitled to compensation for their injuries — especially when the accident happened because someone else acted negligently. Sometimes, though, a person’s conduct is so egregious that justice requires more than compensating the victim. In those cases, courts may award punitive damages intended to punish wrongdoers for… Read More »

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Business Owner Liability for Slip-and-Fall Accidents

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An Orlando man says that a local Dollar Tree store failed to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition, causing him to slip and fall on a liquid substance. He recently filed a lawsuit alleging that the retail store’s negligence caused him bodily injury, pain and suffering, and loss of earning capacity, among… Read More »

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Uncovering Food Poisoning Incidents in Florida

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A customer is alleging that the negligence of a Cooper City restaurant, La Brochette Bistro, made her sick. Alexandra Baker recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against the restaurant in Broward Circuit Court.  Specifically, she argues that the restaurant didn’t follow appropriate safety guidelines in preparing her meal and aggravated a previously existing disease,… Read More »

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Proving a Negligent Security Claim in Florida

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In April 2016, a 30-year-old woman was beaten to death at Hialeah’s Chesapeake Motel on Okeechobee Road. The victim was locked out of her room in a bra and jeans and, according to a lawsuit filed by her parents, motel staff did nothing to help their daughter. They also alleged that the staff allowed… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Jacksonville Contractors

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On October 22, 2017, a 3-year-old boy died after falling into a septic tank at Bruce Park in Jacksonville. The boy’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that two city contractors were negligent in maintaining the underground sewage tank. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that A1 Septic Service, Inc. and ERS, Corp. failed to… Read More »

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Proposal Would Make It Easier for Nursing Home Residents to Sue for Negligence

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A dozen nursing home residents in Hollywood, Florida, died when the facility’s air conditioning failed during Hurricane Irma two months ago. The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office officially ruled the tragedy a homicide after investigators found that facility staff delayed evacuating the residents to a nearby hospital. But according to an editorial published in… Read More »

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Injured Illegal Immigrants May File Personal Injury Claims in Florida

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While illegal aliens do not enjoy the same protections as legal citizens, they are entitled to file a personal injury claim in Florida if injured by someone else’s negligent conduct. But illegal immigrants might be too scared to even walk into a courtroom right now. Arrests of undocumented immigrants in Florida, Puerto Rico and… Read More »

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Update on Tobacco Lawsuits in Florida

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The Florida Supreme Court recently declined to hear a lawsuit filed in 2008 against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company by a widow whose husband died from lung cancer in 1996. She argued that the company failed to disclose information that could have saved her husband’s life. After a 2014 trial, the jury awarded her $16.9… Read More »

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Understanding the “Assumption of Risk” Doctrine

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Some activities, like football and other contact sports, are inherently dangerous. If you sustain an injury while participating in an inherently dangerous activity it’s difficult to bring a successful personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you are injured while playing football a personal injury lawsuit against the defensive end who tackled you and broke… Read More »

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