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Tag Archives: Florida Premises Liability Attorney


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 »


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 »


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 »


Understanding Property Owner Liability

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Property owners have certain responsibilities under Florida law. If you go over to someone’s house and get injured, they might be liable for your damages. This is called premises liability law, which applies not only to homeowners but also to small business owners. If you sprain your ankle in an unexpected hole in a… Read More »


Negligent Security Case Nets Plaintiff Nearly $600,000 in Damages

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Florida property owners have an obligation to keep their visitors safe from harm, including crimes committed by third-parties. Individuals who must meet this standard include commercial business owners, property managers, landlords, and other types of property owners. Those who fail to meet the standard of care required of property owners (which varies based on… Read More »

Premises Liability At Play in Case Against Target

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In May of 2014, South Carolina resident Carla Denise Garrison was stabbed by a hypodermic needle in a Target parking lot. According to her testimony, upon getting out of the vehicle her then eight-year-old daughter Kaileigh picked up the used needle. Her mother swatted it out of her hand, and in doing so, pricked… Read More »

Can a Daycare Be Held Liable for Your Child’s Injuries?

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When one sends their child to a daycare center, they trust that the caregivers will provide a safe and caring environment for him or her. They also trust that the caregivers will take adequate measures to prevent any major harm from coming to their child. Unfortunately, daycare personnel are only human, and oftentimes, they… Read More »

Determining Liability for Lead Based Exposure Injuries

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Prior to May of 1978, lead was used in a variety of construction materials, including household paint. Though no one was aware of it at the time, small chips of lead paint and dust from the lead based materials were taking its toll on residents and homeowners—especially their children. There is no level of… Read More »

Am I Liable for a Trespasser’s Injuries in West Palm Beach, Florida?

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In West Palm Beach, Florida, you have a one in 21 chance of becoming the victim of a crime on your property. For every 1,000 West Palm Beach residents, 46.67 are at risk for becoming the victims of burglary, theft, or motor vehicle theft, while the national median is just 26 individuals per 1,000…. Read More »

Who Is Liable for Swimming Pool Related Accidents in Miami, Florida?

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From 2005 to 2014, there were 3,536 fatal unintentional, pool-related drownings in the United States. That is the equivalent to approximately 10 deaths per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida is leading the nation in the number of fatal unintentional drownings in swimming pools, with the death rate of… Read More »

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