Category Archives: Premises Liability

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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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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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Florida Amusement Park Premises Liability

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Going to an amusement park is a common and enjoyable family activity but it is important to keep in mind the associated risks and potential liability if you are injured while at an amusement park.  With some of the most popular amusement parks in the United States, it is no surprise that Florida is… Read More »

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Understanding Florida Attractive Nuisance Laws

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While playing outside, your children may see a discarded old refrigerator on someone else’s property that they want to play hide and seek with, or they may even be tempted to go for a quick dip in your neighbor’s pool while they know he is at work. If your children are injured due to… 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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Punitive Damages

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In May 2016, jurors awarded an elderly man injured in a slip-and-fall case in Portland more than $1.6 million, including $1 million in punitive damages, according to a report from The Oregonian.  Nationwide, punitive damages are rare in these types of cases (also known as premises liability cases).  So what caused the jury in… Read More »

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How to Stay Safe on the Fourth of July

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

The Fourth of July is a huge American holiday. It’s a day to celebrate independence with our friends and loved ones over a plate of delicious barbecue while watching fireworks from your boat or golf course. Unfortunately, with busy holidays come tragic accidents in many forms. This year, we’d like to help prevent that! The… Read More »

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What is Premises Liability?

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC |

Premises liability is a form of personal injury arising out of a property owner’s negligence.  If you have been hurt on someone else’s property,  you may be able to recover compensation for the damages you have suffered. Elements of a premises liability claim A premises liability claim is essentially a negligence claim. To prove… Read More »

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