10 Tips On How To Prevent Loss of Control Accidents On Florida Roads

| February 18, 2016

Accidents Caused When A Driver Losses Control Due to Rain, Flooding or Curved Roadways Living and working in a state that is bordered by an ocean on one side and a gulf on the other, Florida drivers are faced with all sorts of wet road conditions. Wet street surfaces are common here: it’s a geographical […]

In Florida, Is There A Duty To Warn Of A Protruding Bottom Portion Of A Clothes Rack?

| January 28, 2016

Shopping in South Florida is not just for tourists and other visitors to our fine State. Locals and other people who live here enjoy spending time at places like the largest outlet mall in the country, Sawgrass Mills, as well as at prime shopping venues like Miami’s Lincoln Road Mall or Fort Lauderdale’s Galleria. A […]

Is A Florida Restaurant Owner Negligent For Failure To Make Reasonable Efforts To Keep Napkins Off The Floor?

| December 3, 2015

Last Update: 11/11/17 According to the National Restaurant Association, there are 39,325 restaurants operating in Florida today, forecast to generate $36.4 Billion in 2015. The restaurant industry is a huge business here. For those of us who live and work in South Florida, this should come as no surprise. We have everything from food trucks […]

Is A Loose Object on the Floor A “Dangerous Condition?”

| December 1, 2015

Last Update: 12/22/15 Here in Florida, premises liability law (statutes and court cases) protects people who fall and get hurt  due to the fault of another. If someone is hurt in a “slip and fall” or a “trip and fall”, then Florida law will allow them to recover all types of damages that result from […]

Can Age Affect Settlement Of A Personal Injury Claim?

| November 5, 2015

Last Update: 02/01/17 Settlement or Trial: How Age Can Impact Your Injury Case A lot of times when someone is involved in an accident it is not only the injury victim who is affected.  Sure, it may be a single individual who is physically harmed in a car crash or slip and fall in Florida, […]

How To Recover Emotional Distress Damages Without a Physical Injury in Florida

| October 27, 2015

Last Update: 12/29/15 In the State of Florida, a person injured as the result of another person’s negligence is able to recover damages for emotional injuries as well as physical injuries. The emotional damages recognized under Florida law include things like loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life (depression), anxiety, and many other non-physical […]

Do You Need A Physical Injury To Recover Emotional Distress Damages?

| October 22, 2015

Last Update: 12/29/15 Simply stated, accident victims can recover damages for emotional distress related to an accident (car accident, slip and fall, etc.). Florida law even allows loved ones who meet certain legal criteria to sue for “negligent infliction of emotional distress.” However, for relatives and loved ones of the accident victim, there is a […]

What is Concurrent Causation?: Determining Who Pays Damages For Your Injuries When More Than One Person is Negligent

| August 25, 2015

Last Update: 01/11/16 In Florida, if you are hurt due to the fault or mistake of another, then you may have a claim for damages to pursue against them (and their insurance coverage). If you are in a car crash, then you may have an accident claim for injuries you suffered as well as property […]

Did You Delay Seeing A Doctor Because It Didn’t Hurt That Bad At First?: The Case Of The 5 Month Back Surgery Delay

| August 20, 2015

Last Update: 12/22/15 Not every injury makes itself immediately known, this is especially true with car accidents (rear-end collisions) and with slip and fall cases. Sometimes injuries to the head, neck, or spine take time to show up and manifest into actual symptoms. It’s not uncommon for someone to suffer a concussion, for instance, and […]

Hit and Hurt on a Florida Hotel Golf Course?

| August 11, 2015

Last Update: 01/05/16 Florida is a golf mecca; there are many beautiful golf courses here in South Florida, and many of the nice hotels and resorts in the Miami Dade – Broward – Palm Beach area include golf courses among the amenities that they offer to their guests. In fact, dedicated golfers around the country […]