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Can A “Substantially Similar” Accident Help You Prove A Florida Slip-And-Fall Case?

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Slip-and-fall accident lawsuits are often tricky to win because of the need for the victim to prove the property owner had “actual or constructive notice” of the hazard that caused the victim’s injuries. Actual notice is just what it sounds like–the owner actually knew there was a safety hazard that could harm customers and… Read More »

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Could Wearing Flip-Flops Make You Liable For Your Own Slip And Fall Accident?

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In Florida personal injury lawsuits, the defense may attempt to argue that the plaintiff was partially–or even completely–responsible for their own injuries. This is known as comparative fault. And if the jury assigns even a small percentage of comparative fault to the plaintiff, that can limit the amount of damages that they ultimately receive…. Read More »

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How Corporate Defense Lawyers Can Try And Confuse Victims In Personal Injury Cases

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A basic principle of Florida slip-and-fall accident lawsuits is that the plaintiff must prove the defendant had “actual or constructive knowledge” of the hazard that caused the plaintiff’s accident. In plain language, if you slip on a puddle of water in a store aisle, you need to show the management of the store either… Read More »

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What You Need To Know Before Suing A Florida Assisted Living Facility

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Many elderly Florida residents elect to live in assisted living facilities (ALFs). These facilities are not as restrictive as nursing homes yet allow residents to access personal care and nursing services designed to meet their specific needs. These facilities also need to follow a number of state laws and guidelines, including the Florida Assisted… Read More »

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Using Circumstantial Evidence To Prove “Constructive Knowledge” In A Florida Slip And Fall Lawsuit

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In slip-and-fall accident cases, a key legal issue is often establishing the property owner’s “constructive knowledge” of a dangerous condition. Constructive knowledge is an alternative means of establishing liability when the owner lacks actual knowledge. In its simplest form, constructive knowledge means that the owner should have known there was a problem had it… Read More »

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The Challenges Of Proving “Constructive Notice” In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Slip-and-fall accidents usually occur because of a spill or substance on the floor of a business establishment. Under Florida law, the business owner may be legally liable for such an accident if they had “actual or constructive knowledge” of the spill or substance and failed to take proper corrective action. Constructive notice in this… Read More »

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“Who Knew What When?” Is Often The Key Question In Slip-And-Fall Lawsuit

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Slip-and-fall and other premises liability cases often turn on “who knew what when.” The plaintiff first needs to prove that there was a dangerous condition on the defendant’s property that caused the plaintiff’s injury. But the plaintiff must also prove that the defendant knew–or should have known–about the danger while the plaintiff was unaware…. Read More »

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Can Someone Other Than A Property Owner Be Held Responsible For A Slip And Fall Accident?

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Slip-and-fall accidents usually fall under the broader category of “premises liability” claims. This refers to the legal obligation of anyone who owns or controls a premises to keep the property in reasonably safe condition for invited guests. Note that a party may exercise “control” over the property for purposes of premises liability without necessarily… Read More »

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How Much Evidence Do You Need To Prove “Constructive Knowledge” In A Slip And Fall Case?

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Slip-and-fall accidents are often the result of liquid or another slippery substance left unattended to on the floor of a public accommodation. The property owner is required to keep their premises in “reasonably safe” condition under Florida law. This means it is incumbent on a store manager, for example, to regularly inspect their floors… Read More »

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Does It Matter How Much Your Personal Injury Claim Is Worth?

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Although multi-million dollar personal injury verdicts tend to make the news headlines, most cases only involve a few thousand dollars in damages. Of course, if you are the victim, any amount of damages are welcome relief. But what you may not realize is that the value of your claim can have a significant impact… Read More »

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