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 […]

Stage or Elevation Slip and Falls in Florida

| September 22, 2016

It is surprising to think how often you can come across a “stage” or “elevation” in South Florida. Sure, you’ll find a stage at a local theater or in a school auditorium. But terms like “elevations” and “stages” are used describe many different surfaces. Especially when it comes to a slip and fall accident. Have […]

How to Settle a Walkway or Hallway Slip and Fall Accident

| August 18, 2016

Slip and fall accidents can happen in a walkway or hallway in all sorts of places here in South Florida — from stores and office buildings, to hotel lobbies, condo common areas, and restaurants. It is the responsibility of the property owner, property manager, or business owner to make sure that visitors are protected from […]

30 Questions to Ask After an Entryway Slip and Fall

| August 4, 2016

When you are hurt in a fall at a business location or on any kind of commercial property (i.e. a restaurant, a movie theater, a grocery store, a big box store, the bank, your child’s school, a car dealership, the local pizza joint, etc.), then you may have a “slip and fall” claim against those […]

Is an Owner of a Natural Body of Water Required to Fence It or Put Up Signs?

| July 11, 2016

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, an owner of a body of water, is not required to fence it, post guards, or put up signs in areas that are not designed for swimming.  This is true even in the case of children, unless there is some unusual danger not […]

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 […]

How Do You Know If A Business Acted Reasonably In Trying To Prevent a Parking Lot Slip and Fall Accident?

| June 16, 2016

According to a study on parking lot injuries, which focused on parking lots located at schools and college campuses, over half of all parking lot claims involved some type of slip and fall or trip and fall (the next most common parking lot claim is criminal assault). What caused these accidents to happen? According to […]

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 […]