Slip and Falls on City Owned Property

| March 23, 2017

In Florida, slip and falls happen every day whether its due to heavy rain, lack of maintenance, or even substances left on the floor. We all know that businesses such as Publix and Walmart can be held liable for a victims damages, but what if the property is owned by the city? Does Premises Liability […]

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 Personal Injury Settlement Disputes

| February 23, 2017

Last Update: 1/21/18 In Florida, when an injury victim opts to negotiate a personal injury claim with the insurance company on their own, he or she needs to be prepared to deal with sophisticated adjusters who strive to keep settlements as low as possible. Insurance adjusters are trained to negotiate settlements in the insurance company’s […]

Florida Hotel Negligence Claims

| December 29, 2016

Last Update: 3/24/18 Learn the reasons why people file lawsuits against Florida hotels for negligence. 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 […]

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. QUICK FACT: Typically, a victim of a hotel’s negligence has 4 years from the date […]