Stop! Don’t Leave for Vacation Without Reading These Home & Travel Safety Tips

It is that time of year when large numbers of Americans are hitting the road, sea, and air for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years celebrations. While preparing for your long-awaited Caribbean cruise, ski trip or traveling to visit family and friends, did you remember to take the precautions necessary to keep your home safe […]

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The Obvious Danger Doctrine – Will an Obvious Danger Relieve a Property Owner of Liability?

Generally, a property owner is responsible for injuries to people that result from dangers on the property.  However, there are many defenses the property owner can potentially use, and one of them is that the danger was so obvious that no one should have been injured (the obvious danger doctrine). In Trainor v. PNC Bank, […]

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Distracted Driving Car Accidents

The Imperfect Present: Did you know Florida ranks second only to Louisiana for distracted driving, according to a recent study conducted by the online insurance company EverDrive? The firm compiled data through a motion-sensing app to detect speeding, quick acceleration, hard braking, and other bad driving traits while the phone was in use.  Cellphone usage […]

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Major Changes in the Works For Motor Vehicle Insurance in Florida

Under Florida’s no-fault system, motorists are required to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection, or PIP, coverage, which is designed to pay medical bills after accidents. But that $10,000 figure could soon increase. The proposal would eliminate the $10,000 no-fault coverage in 2018 while mandating motorists get at least $25,000 in coverage for bodily injury […]

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Who Is Responsible When Wild Animals Attack?

Ocala, Florida is about 100 miles away from Tampa Bay, and it serves as the setting for the latest legal drama involving a wild animal.  On March 13, a venomous 2-foot-long monocle cobra escaped from an Ocala home and is still on the loose. The cobra belongs to Floridian Brian Purdy, who has a venomous […]

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DIFFICULTIES IN PROVING SLIP AND FALL CASES – Encarnacion v. Lifemark Hospitals of Florida

Generally, a person injured in a slip and fall must prove that the landowner either knew or should have known that there was a dangerous condition on the property that caused the person to fall.  In Encarnacion v. Lifemark Hospitals of Florida, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D304a (February 1, 2017), Carmen Encarnacion went to Palmetto […]

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