Category Archives: Premises Liability
If you are reading a post on a personal injury law firm blog and it mentions a lawsuit filed against a hospital, you might assume that it is a medical malpractice lawsuit. In fact, hospitals often become defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits when physicians or other healthcare personnel make errors that injure patients or… Read More »
In personal injury law, premises liability means that the owner of a property has a legal duty not to endanger people who are on that property. In other words, they must exercise reasonable caution so as to prevent accidental injuries. The biggest responsibility for keeping one’s property safe belongs to business owners; they must… Read More »
It seems like the Disney theme parks get all the publicity for freak accidents. Where was a boy eaten by an alligator? Disney World! Where did a bird dive bomb a woman walking to a ferry boat? Disney World! Where was a giraffe killed by lightning? Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Perhaps Disney World’s claim to… Read More »
A “big box” store such as Best Buy is one of the safest places you can be when you are trying to take shelter from one of Florida’s legendary lightning storms or hurricanes. What about the times when big retail stores are dangerous, though? When the stores are properly maintained, the chances of someone… Read More »
Premises Liability in Florida: To What Extent Are Property Owners Responsible for the Safety of Guests on Their Property?
It appears that Disney World is about to be a defendant in another premises liability lawsuit. Lisa Dixon of Celebration, Florida was walking on the dock that leads from the Polynesian Village Resort to the ferry boat that takes guests to the Magic Kingdom theme park when a bird flew toward her and collided… Read More »