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How Long Must A Safety Hazard Exist For A Store Owner To Have “Constructive” Knowledge?

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The key to any premises liability lawsuit is establishing the property owner had “actual or constructive knowledge” of the safety hazard that injured the customer. For example, if you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident caused by spilled water on a supermarket aisle, you need to show that the management either knew the spill… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit From Broward Man Injured After High School Basketball Game

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If you are injured while legally on private property, you can sue the owner if they created or allowed a dangerous condition to cause your accident. If you are injured on government property, however, things get a bit trickier. In many cases, you can pursue a premises liability claim against the government just as… Read More »

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Does Insurance Cover Damages Arising From “Assault And Battery”?

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Not all personal injury claims arise from accidents. If someone intentionally assaults you, for example, you can file a personal injury claim for any damages arising from that attack. And to take it a step further, if that assault occurred on someone else’s property, the premises owner may be liable for failing to provide… Read More »

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Understanding Constructive Knowledge in a Slip and Fall

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In Oliver v. Winn-Dixie, a Florida appellate court recently considered a case in which a plaintiff alleged that she fell on a liquid substance on the floor at a Winn-Dixie store and that Winn-Dixie had constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition. The case was before the court on appeal of a granted motion for… Read More »

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Pool Safety Tips

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Because Florida has a unique climate that makes it stand out among the rest of the states, summer seems almost endless in this part of the country and pools here never really close. However, we all know that pools tend to see more action during the summer months when kids are out of school… Read More »

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The Recent Appellate Case Clarifying Whether Private Hotels Have to Provide Lifeguards at Pools

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Here in Florida, outdoor pools continue to be used long after the intense heat of summer gone. And while pools are a source of year-round fun for both residents of the Sunshine State and those who visit from other states and countries, pools also have the potential to be a significant source of danger…. Read More »

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Premises Liability in Florida

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Local 10 News recently reported that Airbnb has banned unauthorized “party houses” after five people were shot and killed at a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental house. The party, held on Halloween night at an Airbnb rental that specifically prohibited parties, was advertised on social media and had more than 100 people in… Read More »

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Toddler Injured in Zoo Private Animal Encounter

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A toddler is recovering after being injured at a zoo in Florida during a private rhino encounter with her family. The two-year-old girl and her family were having an up-close experience at the Brevard Zoo with white rhinos when the girl fell and came into contact with one of the animals. The family of… Read More »

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Woman Dies at Park When Palm Tree Falls on Her

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According to reports from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a woman relaxing in a hammock under a palm tree at the Egmont Key Park died when the tree toppled to the ground and crashed on top of her. Her death does not appear to be suspicious according to officials. With Florida’s beautiful climate there… Read More »

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Who Is Liable for Injuries Sustained at a Gym?

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We go to the gym to work out and stay in shape or become more fit. We all know that exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet can have many health benefits. However, when working out, a person can sustain serious injuries that require medical treatments, therapy, and sometimes even surgery. That risk is… Read More »

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