Florida Sexual Assault and Rape Victim Claims Against Property Owners

| July 13, 2017

The statistics are shocking:  1 in 6 women in Florida have been raped at some time in their lives and almost half (42%) have been the victims of sexual assault other than rape. Additionally, 20% of men in Florida have been victims of sexual violence during their lifetimes. Furthermore, people of all ages can be victims of […]

Does a property owner have a duty to protect invitees from a criminal attack?

| May 18, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, a property owner does not have a duty to protect invitees from a criminal attack, and the owner will not be held responsible for the criminal act of a third person that could not be foreseen or anticipated. See: Drake v. Sun Bank and […]

Florida Criminal Defamation

| April 27, 2016

Free speech is sacred in the United States. We take pride, as Americans, in being citizens of a country where we can all speak our minds. We can speak what we want, we can write what we want, and we’re free to do so. That’s what makes America great, right? Freedom of Speech and Defamation […]

When is a Crime Legally Foreseeable For a Florida Premises Liability Claim?

| June 2, 2015

Last Update: 09/29/16 Crimes happen all of the time here in South Florida, and all too often, people (residents of Florida as well as tourists) are injured during the commission of these crimes. Sometimes, these victims are hurt as a byproduct of the crime — for instance, a car crash happens as a robber speeds […]

What Type Of Legal Duty Does A Florida Property Owner Have For Injuries To Visitors?: Florida Premises Liability- Invitee, Licensee, & Trespasser Distinctions

| February 18, 2014

Last Update: 05/06/17 In Florida, the body of statutory law and court cases which creates legal liability for a property owner, liability which stems from the duties that a property owner owes to certain persons who have been hurt in an accident with serious injury or even death, is known as Florida’s Premises Liability law. […]

Florida Hotel Guests and Hotel Injuries: Do Hotels Consider their Duty to Provide Safety and Security as “Risk Management”?

| October 3, 2013

Last Update: 06/02/16 Miami, Florida, and its neighboring beautiful oceanfront communities (like Palm Beach, for example) are home to some of the most luxurious and trendy hotels and resorts in the country, maybe the world.  Our area is filled with world renown hotels and resorts like the Four Seasons – Miami Beach; Loews – Miami; […]

Infographic: FBI Reports Crimes by the Number

| September 20, 2013

Damages and Money Awards to Crime Victims: Can You File a Personal Injury Lawsuits for Financial Help and Justice After a Crime?

| September 17, 2013

Last Update: 01/18/16 Civil personal injury lawsuits are often the way that crime victims can find financial help and justice even after the criminal lawsuit has convicted the perpetrator of the crime that caused the person’s mental, physical, and psychological injuries.   Here, victims of crime try and get the money help and financial justice […]

Infographic: Men and Young Adults Make Up Majority of Gun Homicide Victims

| September 13, 2013

Duty to Protect Yourself at a Hotel, Bar, Theme Park, Concert — Who Has The Responsibility to Protect Customers Against Injuries?

| September 12, 2013

Last Update: 12/26/16 Florida is known to be a great place to have fun.  The residents of Florida are proud and happy to welcome people from around the country and around the world to its hotels and beaches as well as theme parks and amusements like Epcot, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Walt Disney World, and […]