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Woman Sues Sawgrass Mills for Injuries She Suffered When Her Car Went into a Ditch in the Mall’s Flooded Parking Lot

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

What is the most dangerous thing about Sawgrass Mills?  Is it the sheer size of the place, so big that you would have virtually no hope of being reunited with your party unless you had taken note of whether the entrance you had chosen as your rendezvous point was the green toad, the pink… Read More »

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Florida Family Sues After Anteater Attacks Child During Disney Cruise Vacation

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

People whose idea of a fun vacation involves dangerous encounters with wild animals generally do not choose to go on cruises.  Cruise ships provide some of the tamest forms of entertainment around, from playing mini golf on the ship’s deck to shuffling from the pool deck to the buffet in your flip flops to… Read More »

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Family Sues Broward County Schools After Falling Equipment Injures Student at Band Practice

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Overly cautious parents might prohibit their children from participating in extracurricular activities where the risk of injury is high.  Football, gymnastics, and ice skating would likely be at the top of the list of dangerous extracurriculars, but a lawsuit being heard by the Broward County courts proves that it is possible to get injured… Read More »

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Palm Beach County Court Rules That Mobile Gym Company, Not the Vehicle’s Insurer, Is Liable for Workout Injuries Sustained in Mobile Gym Truck

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

It sounds simple enough; if you get injured in a car accident, file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the car that hit you, and if you get injured in an accident at a place of business, file a premises liability lawsuit against the company that operates the business.  Real life is… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Seeks Justice for Coral Springs Man Killed in Accident at Warehouse

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

The gig economy brands itself as a no-strings-attached way to make money, when in fact, it is the workers who are least likely to benefit from the less formal nature of the employment relationship.  An increasing number of people work as independent contractors in almost every industry. Even when workers are employed full time… Read More »

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Hospital in Palm Beach County Faces Premises Liability Lawsuit After Visitor Slips and Falls

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

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 »

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Victims Plan to Sue After Explosion at Plantation Shopping Center, but Who Are the Defendants?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

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 »

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Universal Orlando Settles Lawsuit by Family of Girl Injured by Dinosaur Egg Scanner

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

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 »

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Boca Raton Best Buy Faces Lawsuit from Woman Injured in Trip and Fall Accident

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

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 »

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Premises Liability in Florida: To What Extent Are Property Owners Responsible for the Safety of Guests on Their Property?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

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 »

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