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Category Archives: Premises Liability

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The New Pool-Related Danger You Should Know About Before Diving In

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Year-round sunshine is one of the many reasons both locals and visitors love the Sunshine State and most of us take full advantage of the weather by frequenting pools. While we are splashing around in the pool with our loved ones, the last thing on any of our minds is the thought of a… Read More »

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Florida’s Tragic Drowning Death Accidents and What You Can Do to Help Prevent Them

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For many Floridians, Florida’s almost year-round sunny weather represents an excellent reason to seek out a house with a pool in the backyard. After a long day at work, there are few things more relaxing than being able to come home and jump into your pool to cool off and relax. And for the… Read More »

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Defenses to Premises Liability

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When you shop at a grocery store or attend a house party, you don’t expect to be injured while on the premises. But accidents happen. That’s why Florida law holds property owners liable when visitors are injured at their house, business or other property (under premises liability law). Property owners have a duty to… Read More »

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Apartment Residents File Numerous Complaints Against Negligent Landlord

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Florida landlords are supposed to provide their tenants with safe living conditions. But sometimes they fall short. There’s an apartment complex in Fort Myers called Sunrise Towers where residents have filed numerous complaints against the landlord. In fact, 70 complaints have been filed since 2010. Tenants have reported water leaks, roach infestations, mold and… Read More »

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Liability for Sinkhole Accidents

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More sinkholes open in Florida than in any other state in the country. Sinkholes can cause property damage, they can cause environmental damage, and they can also cause personal injuries — and in some cases, even death. You might be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit depending on the circumstances… Read More »

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Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Claim Against Riverside Hotel

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In 2012, a drunk driver drove into a pool cabana wall at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The structure collapsed, killing a pregnant woman, Alanna Demella, and injuring her husband Michael. The driver’s blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit. Michael filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hotel, alleging that… Read More »

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Negligent Landlords in Florida

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Landlords have certain responsibilities under Florida law. The gist of that responsibility is landlords must provide safe living conditions for tenants. Specifically, landlords must: Comply with applicable building, health and housing codes. If there isn’t an applicable code, maintain the roofs, windows, doors, floors and all other structural components in good repair. Make reasonable… Read More »

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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 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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What to Do If You Slipped and Fell on a Business Premises

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According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and falls contribute to about one million emergency room visits a year. Injuries from a fall can include broken bones, brain trauma, and back injuries. If you also consider the medical costs of x-rays, surgeries and rehabilitation, then you can have a picture of the financial… Read More »

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