Personal Injury Claims After A Major Storm (Hurricane)

| October 5, 2017

Each year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases its research predictions for Florida and the likelihood we will experience serious storm activity, like tropical storms or hurricanes, during the year. With those major storms, comes the possibility of personal injury claims caused by dangerous conditions like fallen debris, wet and slippery flooring and […]

Hotel Injuries Caused By Chlorine    

| March 9, 2017

Hotels are legally responsible for keeping their hotel guests and invitees safe from harm during their stay.  Florida state law has specific provisions for the hospitality industry.  These laws can be found in Chapter 509 of the Florida Statutes. Under these statutes, as well as common law, Florida hotels are held to a high standard of […]

Florida Hotel Negligence Claims

| December 29, 2016

Florida is the top travel destination in the world making the Florida hotel industry essential to our economy.  In 2011, there were over 370,000 hotel rooms in the State of Florida – and that number has skyrocketed since then. Florida Hotels Have Deep Pockets and Are Prepared To Defend Themselves Against Negligence Claims Millions are […]

Are there factors that a hotel should consider when determining if it is providing adequate security for its guests?

| July 7, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, there are several factors that a hotel should evaluate in determining whether or not crime is foreseeable (meaning, a crime is likely to occur). Those factors include: the crime rate in the community peculiar security problems created by the hotel’s design industry standards presence of […]

Can a person entering a hotel to use the swimming pool without authority change their status from trespasser to invitee by befriending or conversing with hotel guests?

| June 29, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, a person entering a hotel’s premises without authority to use the swimming pool cannot change their status from trespasser to invitee by befriending or conversing with the hotel guests. See: Pedone v. Fountainebleau Corp., 322 So. 2d 79 (Fla. 3d DCA 1975) Related: What […]

What duty of care does a Florida hotel owe to someone visiting a hotel guest?

| June 22, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, a person entering a hotel to communicate with a registered guest is required to receive the same degree of care that the guest is entitled to receive from the hotel. This principle is based upon the fact that the operator of a hotel […]

What duty does a hotel operator have towards its guests?

| June 15, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, Florida law imposes a duty on a hotel or similar establishment to keep his or her buildings, premises, and appliances—or at least those parts to which the guests are invited or may reasonably be expected to use—in a condition that is reasonably safe for his […]

How Do You Know If a Florida Hotel Acted Reasonably In Trying To Prevent A Bathtub or Shower Slip and Fall?

| June 2, 2016

If you are hurt from a slip and fall in a hotel shower or bathtub here in South Florida, then expect a fight when it comes to having the hotel pay for your damages.  Why?  The hospitality industry in Florida has a strong incentive in keeping a target off of its back – protecting its […]

Should hotels have security cameras to protect its guests?

| June 1, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: Should hotels have security cameras to protect its guests? […]

When should a hotel have a security guard to protect it’s guests?

| January 11, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: When should a hotel have a security guard to […]