Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit Risks

| January 26, 2017

In Florida, we have specific laws in place that address injuries caused by civil wrongs that include: 1) the failure to use reasonable care (negligence), 2) providing an unsafe or defective condition on property (premises liability) and 3) spoken or written words that harm a person’s reputation (defamation). These personal injury laws are written to […]

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 […]

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

| June 2, 2016

Last Update: 3/20/18 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 […]

Homeowner vs. Business: Are There Different Duties in Slip And Fall Accidents?

| February 4, 2016

Our economy depends upon thriving industries which produce tax revenues for the government coffers as well as creating jobs for Floridians throughout the State. In order to protect these businesses, our legislature has passed laws which allow them to growth as well as encourage businesses from other parts of the country (and the world) to […]

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 […]

Duty to Warn of Dangerous Conditions in Florida

| January 21, 2016

What Is A Dangerous Condition In A Slip And Fall Case? Are Things That Can’t Be Seen A Dangerous Condition? What About Dangers That Are Easily Seen And Obvious? In Florida, when someone is hurt in a slip and fall accident, the type of law that applies will depend upon the place where the victim […]

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 […]

5 Documents You Should Include With Your Slip And Fall Demand Letter

| November 19, 2015

Last Update: 03/29/18 Quick Help: What to include in a slip and fall demand package:  1. A cover letter, which should include: Facts of what happened at the time of the accident (date, time, what caused you to fall) A list of injuries that resulted from the accident A detailed list of damages you are […]

Are You Negligent If You Wear High Heels And You Slip And Fall?

| September 29, 2015

Last Update: 12/29/15 Under Florida law, when someone falls down and gets hurt at a business establishment (a “slip and fall” or a “trip and fall”) the victim may have a claim against the owner or operator of the store or restaurant (or work site). Under Florida’s “premises liability” law, these establishments can be held […]

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 […]