How Do You Know If A Business or Property Owner Acted Reasonably In Trying To Prevent A Stairway Slip and Fall Accident?

| May 19, 2016

Whenever someone is injured in a slip and fall at a business location, one of the first things that a victim should realize when they are evaluating whether or not to purse a claim for the recovery of their damages is that the business is well aware that accidents are part of the risk of […]

Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida Nursing Homes

| May 5, 2016

Slip and fall accidents can be difficult for anyone, but they are particularly harsh when the victim is a resident of a nursing home. Most nursing home residents have a real fear of falling and getting hurt. It’s a fear that most loved ones of nursing home residents share. And, sadly, these fears are well-founded. […]

How Can You Gain Leverage When Settling Your Slip And Fall Claim in Florida?

| February 25, 2016

Unfortunately in Florida, some small businesses do not have an insurance to cover any accidents that might happen on their property (like slip and falls or other personal injuries). However, a large amount of commercial establishments, particularly national chains like Walmart, McDonald’s, or Macy’s, (if they are not self-insured) are likely to have insurance policies […]

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 […]

What Is A Foreseeable Risk?

| January 5, 2016

According to Florida’s premises liability law, business owners have a duty to keep their premises and patrons safe. Which means, when someone slips and falls on their premises the business owner or operator can be held liable for damages, including pain and suffering, lost wages and more.  If the business owner doesn’t have insurance coverage […]

Can Your Slip And Fall Claim Related To Water On The Floor Survive A Summary Judgment?

| December 23, 2015

Here in South Florida, slip and fall accidents caused by water are a common occurrence. That’s true for many reasons, including: It rains a lot in South Florida – floor mats are a must and sometimes a business owner forgets to put them out or fails to properly maintain them; We are located near the […]

How To Survive A Summary Judgment Hearing Related To Your Slip And Fall Claim

| December 15, 2015

In Florida, controversial laws are passed by the Florida Legislature all of the time. One such controversial law is Florida Statute 768.0755 relating to slip and falls at a business establishment. This Statute was passed in response to an outcry over fraudulent claims being filed in Florida by criminals and con artists who were faking […]

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 […]