Does A Florida Property Owner Have A Greater Duty Of Care To Children Than To Adults? 

| January 25, 2018

In Florida, premises liability law places a duty upon property owners to keep visitors, clients, customers, and sometimes even the uninvited guest or trespasser safe from harm while on their property. This is true both for residential real estate owners as well as commercial establishments. This duty requires an owner to take reasonable steps to […]

Is an Ordinary Glass Door a Dangerous Condition?

| November 16, 2017

Here in Florida, with all of our wonderful views, glass doors can be found in many homes, apartments, condos, as well as in the majority of commercial businesses.  Stroll along any of our many business areas in South Florida, and you will be hard pressed to find an establishment that isn’t filled with glass windows […]

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 […]

5 Ways To Reduce Teen Car Crashes in Florida

| November 17, 2015

Last Update: 12/29/15 Teen drivers can be dangerous — to themselves, to their passengers, and to other drivers who share the Florida roads with them. According to the research compiled by places like the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading cause of death for teenagers is […]

Pedestrian Accidents: Hit by a Car in the Middle of the Street?

| April 14, 2015

Last Update: 01/05/16 One benefit of Florida’s sunny climate, is that year-round you will find lots of people walking alongside our streets and roadways. In marketing terms, people who walk near stores or restaurants are referred to as “foot traffic”. In legal jargon, people who are walking and are injured by a car or other […]

Hit By a Car: Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

| December 11, 2014

Last Update: 5/19/18 In Florida, pedestrians routinely share the road ways with cars, trucks, bikes, and buses: our sunny weather and fun, active lifestyle encourages people to get out and walk, jog, stroll, or run. Kids walk to school and tourists roam the scenic locales on foot. Residents walk for exercise, and our streets are […]

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: 5/19/18 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. […]

Infographic: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Compared to Other Illnesses in the United States

| January 2, 2014

Child Sports Injuries: Falling on the Playing Field and The Dangers of Serious Head Injuries (Concussions) in Kids Under 18 Years Old – Football Isn’t The Only Dangerous Sport

| December 17, 2013

Last Update: 02/01/16 The coverage given to recent lawsuits filed against the National Football League, regarding permanent injuries from concussions sustained by football players which have led to lifetime disabilities or death, have increased public awareness of the dangers of playing football and head injuries. Because of this increased media coverage, parents and coaches are now […]

Fentanyl Skin Patch Usage – Medication Errors and Drug Dosage Mistakes: Have You Been Prescribed Fentanyl for Pain Relief?

| November 21, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Fentanyl is a pain medication that is considered to be 100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl has been around since the early 1960s, but it gained popularity in the United States for its pain-relieving abilities as a skin patch in the 1990s. Today, Fentanyl is present not only in skin transdermal […]