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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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Slip-and-Fall Personal Injury Law

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People are injured in falls every day, but only some of those injuries are someone else’s fault. A legally compensable slip-and-fall accident happens when a person falls because of another person’s negligence (usually a property owner). Here are several examples of recent slip-and-fall lawsuits: Slip-and-Fall Accident Examples A former Miami Dolphin, Bob Kuechenberg, claims… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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When Amusement Parks Are Liable for Personal Injuries

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If you or a loved one has been injured on an amusement park ride, the amusement park may owe you compensation for your damages. However, the nature of the accident that caused your injuries may dictate the type of personal injury claim you can file, and therefore determine the amount and type of damages… 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 »

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 »

Is Disney Liable for the Alligator Attack On Its Premises?

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We have all heard by now about the unfortunate tragedy that befell that Graves family on their family vacation to Disney World in June. In case you have not heard though, 2-year old Lane Graves of Nebraska was snatched up by an alligator on the beaches of the Orlando, Florida Disney resort late Tuesday… Read More »

Disney Hit With Premises Liability Lawsuit

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Walt Disney World was recently slapped with premises liability suit by a park guest claiming the injuries he suffered while at the Magic Kingdom ruined his life. According to reports, the claim does not list injuries or a specific monetary award sought. The alleged accident took place in December 2015 when the man went… Read More »

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