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Helping you navigate a premises liability action

When one thinks of premises liability cases, they likely think of slip-and-fall incidences. While falls due to slips and trips frequently give rise to these cases, these are not the only accidents that could take place on the property of another. Whether it is private or public property, a property owner owes a duty to visitors. He or she has the duty to keep their property clear of any hazards. That means warning visitors of any known dangers and repairing hazards as soon as possible.

Helping you assert a premises liability action

With the holiday season in full swing, many residents in Florida and elsewhere are likely planning on celebrating this time of year by vising friends and family, attending holiday events and celebrations and frequently visiting public places to shop. While it is common to enter the property of others throughout the year, this time of year is likely a time where it occurs more frequently. And with each event or shopping trip, individuals should be aware of their rights if they suffer an injury at the property of another's.

Compensation for victims of premises liability accidents

Slips and falls, trips, stumbles, and other accidents where victims topple over surfaces and structures can be physically painful and financially burdensome when medical treatment is necessary. These accidents are often included in the area of personal injury law called premises liability because they are often tied to property or land conditions. In Florida and jurisdictions throughout the country, victims of premises liability accidents often can sue for the recovery of their losses.

Are slip-and-fall accidents only an indoor problem?

It is almost inevitable that at some point in a Florida resident's life they will suffer a slip-and-fall accident. Sometimes these preventable accidents are self-inflicted: a person may leave something on the floor or on their steps and then step on it, causing them to fall and injure themselves. However, many slip-and-fall accidents are the fault of others, and when they are caused by another party's negligence the victim's losses may be recoverable.

Can Florida homeowners be liable for swimming pool accidents?

Hot weather has returned to Florida, and many people escape the heat by spending time at the pool. Some people choose to visit a community pool. However, many people go swimming at a friend or relative's house. But, swimming can be a dangerous activity. There is always the risk of drowning, slip-and-fall accidents and diving accidents at a homeowner's pool. This may make private pool owners wonder if they are liable for accidents that take place in their pools.

Florida's Nursing Homes: A Surfeit Of Injuries

Injuries are common in nursing homes and, indeed, injury-related deaths are common in nursing homes as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1,800 adults living in assisted care facilities die from fall-related injuries each year, and many more sustain permanently disabling injuries.

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