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Category Archives: Premises Liability

Summertime Fun at Fairs, Carnivals, and Water Parks!

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Amusement parks offer guests fun, adrenaline-pumping rides, fantastic sights and much more. Whether you are visiting a county fair, state fair, carnival, theme park, amusement park or even a water park, no element of surprise should include injury erupting from reckless behavior. Unfortunately, when carelessness is blended in with excitement, the outcome can be… Read More »

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Reducing Elderly Slip and Fall Accidents

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Slips, trips, and falls can happen almost anywhere—from the inside of your own house or the home of a friend to an aisle inside the grocery store or at a local restaurant. Slips and falls can also happen outdoors in parking lots and on stairs, for example, especially after a heavy rain when some… Read More »

Safety Tips For 4th of July

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Fourth of July is approaching, and our community will be enjoying this wonderful summer holiday.  Unfortunately, the Fourth of July can also be dangerous.  The following are some areas of concern and some steps that you can take to keep you and your family safe. Every July 4, emergency rooms are crowded with children… Read More »

School’s Out…Enjoy a SAFE Summer

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It’s that time of year again, another summer is upon us and with it comes the potential for a lot of fun. Summer camps, swimming and boat rides are a staple of South Florida summers as we all do our best to beat the heat while creating lasting memories for our children and loved… Read More »

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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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