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Premises Liability and Hotel Accidents in South Florida

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It is almost holiday season and many families already have trips planned to South Florida. For anyone who will be staying at a hotel or resort in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, or elsewhere in South Florida, it is important to understand safety risks at hotels and situations in which a hotel or resort… Read More »

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Preventing Slips and Falls at Schools

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A dangerous slip and fall accident can happen almost anywhere, including at a school in South Florida. Slips and falls can cause serious injuries to students, as well as to teachers and other employees at the school. Generally speaking, school administrators and employees have a duty to be aware of slip, trip, and fall… Read More »

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Elderly Falls and Florida Premises Liability Law

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Did you know that falls have become the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among the elderly population? Older adults are at greater risk of fall-related injuries, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). As the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County reports, as of 2014, Florida’s seniors accounted… Read More »

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Specific Factors That May Affect a Slip and Fall Accident

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When you slip and fall and injure yourself, you may try to sue the owner of the premises where you fell to try to recover for your injury. Generally, Florida law provides that a business owner has a duty to warn patrons of concealed damages and a duty to use ordinary care to maintain… Read More »

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Recovery for Personal Injuries Sustained at a Florida Ballpark

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Sports games are typically all fun and good times. People go and excitedly cheer on the Marlins or the Lightning to try to push them to victory. However, as fun as sports games usually are, at times someone will slip on a spilled drink in the bleachers or get hit by a stray foul… Read More »

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Spills, Slips and Falls – How Long is Too Long for a Spill to Remain?

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Slip and fall cases often involve spilled substances that leave floors slippery.  In fact, Florida has a specific statute that addresses premises liability for “transitory foreign substances in a business establishment” – that is, stuff that spills on the floor that causes people to fall and be injured.  Recently, Florida’s Third District Court of… Read More »

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