Category: Premises Liability


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Woman Seeks $15,000 After Fall at RDV Sportsplex Center

Other than the embarrassment of it, slipping and falling in public doesn’t seem like a big deal. You just pick yourself up and move on.
 
Unfortunately, that belief is a naïve one. Far from being harmless, falls can result in broken bones, bruised tailbones, head injuries, and more. Before you know it, your “simple” slip and fall can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills. On top of that, you may suffer in other ways, including not being able to work, drive, or possibly even leave the house – all due to someone else’s negligence.
 
In a personal injury case, you can put a number to all of these damages and ask for compensation.…

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7 FAQs about Premise Liability Cases in Florida

Accidents happen, but sometimes they could have been prevented. If, for example, you were out on someone else’s property (a restaurant, a boat, a store) and an accident was caused by a spill that should have been cleaned up, or faulty utilities or equipment that should have been replaced or fixed, your injuries are not just due to a random occurrence – they could have been prevented by better management of the property you were on.
 
In cases like the ones we mentioned, the injured person might be able to file a claim or a lawsuit under the rules of “premise liability.” Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from individuals considering filing a claim under the laws of premise liability in Florida:
 
How Much Should I Claim?…

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Category: AirBnB | Premises Liability

Airbnb and Premise Liability: What You Need to Know

Airbnb is an app that allows homeowners or landlords to rent out their property for short periods of time. If you go on vacation or have a second home that you visit during the summer, you might have considered using the app to make some extra money. Or perhaps you’ve thought about renting a property on Airbnb instead of getting a traditional hotel room.
 
Many guests use Airbnb for vacations and have no problems whatsoever. However, sometimes bad things happen. People get hurt. If you or someone you love rents an Airbnb property and gets injured, who is responsible? Can you receive compensation from the owner if they were negligent?…

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Common Injuries that Occur When Someone Slips and Falls

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries, sometimes so debilitating you can no longer perform many of the day-to-day functions you used to. In fact, one out of five falls causes a serious injury, such as a head injury or broken bones.
 
A “slip and fall” injury is described when one party is injured on the premises of another party. Slip and fall injuries can occur both inside and outside, and can range in seriousness from minor bumps and bruises to complex fractures and breaks.
 
If you or someone you love has suffered a slip and fall injury, you need to take it seriously and have it looked at by a doctor.…

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How to Gather Evidence in a Premises Liability Case

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you’ve suffered a serious injury after tripping and falling on someone else’s property, your priority should be getting the medical attention you need.
 
However, after you’re out of danger, you might start thinking about how you’re going to cover your medical expenses or make up for the lost income in case you missed work. You may also start thinking about the circumstances surrounding your accident and whether or not the property owner was at fault.
 
If you believe your accident was a result of the property owner’s negligence and want to receive compensation, you’ll need to gather evidence for a premises liability suit.…

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You look out over the water in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and you instantly think: relaxation, calm, and blue seas to match the blue skies. You see boats of all sizes from sailboats to cruise ships floating seamlessly along the tranquil waters.
 
What you don’t consider is that you could slip or fall on a boat or yacht, resulting in a serious or even fatal personal injury. It’s not always smooth sailing – every time you step on a boat the possibility of a personal injury exists, much like automobiles, trucks or motorcycle accidents. The difference is Florida has so many boats; Florida leads the U.S. with 982,470 registered boats and close to 1 million nonregistered boats.…

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When you have suffered a personal injury in Florida due to the negligence of an individual, company or insurance company, you need a good Florida personal injury attorney. However, how do you choose a personal injury lawyer who has your best interest at heart, that is truly going to fight for your rights?
 
All personal injury law firms are not created equal, nor are all lawyers. If you are looking for a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney, here are some do’s and don’ts when choosing the best personal injury lawyer to advocate your case.
 
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• Contact the Florida Local Bar Association who will be able to recommend a good personal injury attorney familiar with Florida state and federal laws.…

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