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Slip and Fall: A Silent Threat to Florida’s Senior Citizen Community

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Our Senior Community in Florida There are over 36.3 million people aged 65 and older living in the United States. Of this population, Florida has the highest percentage of senior citizens in any state, with 16.8 percent of all Floridians having reached the age of 65 or older. Unfortunately, this community is at an… Read More »

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Common Swimming Pool Injuries

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Swimming pools and summer go hand in hand. Unfortunately, however, pools often harbor hidden dangers, especially for children. Hotels, resorts and other entities that make pool facilities available to customers or the public at large have a high duty to keep those facilities in good repair and to warn against dangers that are otherwise… Read More »

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Spectator Injuries at Sporting Events

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Stadiums, arenas and racetracks are public venues and in many ways owners and managers are held to the same standards of care as storeowners and other proprietors. However, there are some differences. In many cases, spectator sports present certain special hazards that can only be mitigated so much before adversely affecting the spectator experience…. Read More »

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Things to Consider After Being Injured in a Store

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While we typically do not think of retail stores as dangerous places, numerous hazards can appear, especially when maintenance is less than diligent. From slippery floors to uneven steps to poor lighting, any slip and fall accident has the potential to cause serious and permanent injuries. However, unlike in auto accidents where the police… Read More »

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Swimming Pool Safety Laws Protect Kids

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McKenzie Merriam was 18 months old when she wandered into the pool at her Jacksonville home while her mother’s back was turned for a moment. The little girl died of drowning. Preston de Ibern was five years old when he slipped away from his mother during a friend’s barbecue, hit his head and fell… Read More »

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Are You Safe in Your Florida Hotel?

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South Beach is famous for its perpetual sunshine, beautiful beaches, exquisite fashion and exciting nightlife. Tourists come from countries around the globe to this unique destination where models and entertainment stars are common fixtures. However, for a Swiss woman visiting South Beach last year, her pleasant holiday quickly turned into a nightmare when she… Read More »

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Is Your Child’s Playground Safe?

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In Jacksonville, a 10-year-old boy was fatally strangled when he became entangled in the foothold loop of a rope swing. In Orlando, an eight-year-old girl died instantly of head injuries when a wooden climbing apparatus collapsed on top of her. Playing on safe, well-constructed playground equipment teaches kids social skills, promotes physical exercise and… Read More »

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Who is Liable When Patrons Slip and Fall in Water Parks?

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Water parks provide refreshing entertainment for families enjoying the hot Florida sunshine. Although rides and other attractions that involve bodies of water have an inherent risk of drowning, these accidents are actually quite rare. Perhaps the most common type of water park injuries involve slipping and falling. Florida statutes regarding amusement park safety acknowledge… Read More »

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Does Florida Law Prevent Injured Robbery Victims from Filing Claims Against Convenience Stores?

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The law does offer some exemptions for convenience stores when robbery victims suffer injuries on the premises. However, there is no universal convenience store exemption. If a store does not meet strict security requirements, victims can hold the owners liable for criminal acts that occur on the premises. Recognizing that about six percent of… Read More »

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Did the Roller Coaster Make You Sick, or Was it the Theme Park Food?

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It has been more than a decade since a salmonella outbreak sickened more than 100 people at Walt Disney World. Food poisoning may only make the news in extreme cases, but that does not reflect the frequency with which it occurs every day. At amusement parks, for example, the conditions almost seem to encourage… Read More »

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