This may surprise you, but only a small percentage of personal injury or wrongful death claims for a slip and fall accident in Florida go to trial. That’s because most slip and fall accident lawsuits are settled long before the case goes to court. Negotiating a settlement without having to go to court provides many […]
Blog Category: Premises Liability
Are Stores in Florida Liable for a Customer’s Injury?
Florida’s retail and grocery store owners have a legal obligation to keep their customers safe from harm while shopping in their establishments. When they fail to do so, a customer can become injured or even killed. Generally, stores in Florida are liable for a customer’s injury. That means that if you were injured while shopping […]
How Poor Lighting Leads to Negligent Security Claims in Florida
A violent crime isn’t an accident. Criminals are always looking for a place that gives them the opportunity to catch their victims off-guard and all alone. Poor lighting in an area of a building or parking lot can provide the perfect location for a crime — and lead to negligent security claims in Florida. Criminals […]
Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases in Central Florida
Exercising, eating healthy, watching our weight, and not smoking are all ways we can avoid succumbing to the two leading causes of death in the U.S.: heart disease and cancer. However, there’s no foolproof way of preventing the third leading cause of death: accidents. A fatal accident can happen anywhere at any time. According to […]
Can You Sue a Florida Nightclub Owner for an Assault that Occurred in Their Establishment?
Assaults at nightclubs, bars and other establishments that serve alcohol are on the increase in Florida. Every year, hundreds of individuals become severely injured or even die as a result of a physical assault by an intoxicated patron, employee or security personnel inside a nightclub. These assault-related injuries include bruises, cuts, bone fractures, traumatic brain […]
How Much is Your Slip and Fall Case Worth?
In Florida, property owners and businesses owe their visitors — customers, contractors, guests, employees, etc. — a certain level of care when it comes to protecting them from any potentially hazardous conditions on their premises. When they fail to do so, accidents can happen. When slip and fall accidents occur, the victim can suffer serious […]
What Should I Do If I’m Injured on Someone Else’s Property?
Owners have an obligation of care toward the people who lawfully visit their home, property or business. This includes protecting their visitors from harm by maintaining a safe environment. When they are negligent in this care, say for failing to mop up a wet floor and a visitor becomes injured, Florida’s premise liability laws give […]
These “Fails” Could Cost You Big After Being Injured in a Lakeland Slip and Fall Accident
Slippery walkways, broken sidewalks and pavement, poorly maintained stairwells, unclean and littered floors, poorly lit hallways, and obstructions are just a few of the causes of slip and fall accidents in Florida. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in Lakeland or other Central Florida community caused by the negligence of a […]
Attractive Nuisance Doctrine and Premises Liability Claims in Florida
Florida property owners have a legal obligation to maintain a reasonably safe environment for those they invite (“invitees”) onto their property. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for damages related to the invitee’s injuries, under Florida’s premises liability laws. Property owners in Florida generally don’t have the same obligations to […]
Protect Your Rights During the Insurance Company’s Compulsory Medical Examination
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Florida that was not your fault, the insurance company of the parties responsible for your injuries are going to do everything they can to pay as little as possible to settle your case. That’s why it’s so important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to protect […]