Category: Property Owner Liability

Disney Resort may be liable for a toddler’s death

In Orlando, Florida, a two-year-old toddler was grabbed and dragged underwater by an alligator while he was wading in the shallow water on the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon. The tragic incident occurred on the night of June 14, while the boy and his family were vacationing at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Police retrieved… read more

How escalators can cause slip and fall accidents

Escalators are widely used in day-to-day life to enable individuals to quickly move between different floors in a building. They are located in malls, hospitals, airports, hotels, apartment complexes and more. Most people do not even think of potential hazards when they step onto an escalator. However, escalators can lead to slip and fall accidents… read more

Rapper Rick Ross sued for slip-and-fall accident in Miami Gardens home

Rapper Rick Ross and his mother are co-defendants in a slip-and-fall lawsuit that was filed for an accident that allegedly occurred in her home in Miami Gardens, Florida. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit in a Broward County court. He claimed he suffered tremendous pain after tripping on the rail of an iron gate while visiting… read more

Couple files slip-and-fall lawsuit against Florida resort

A couple from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, sued an upscale resort in Key West, Florida, for premises negligence. They are seeking damages in excess of $500,000. The wife claimed she sustained permanent, life-changing injuries after a slip-and-fall accident at the resort in 2013. The lawsuit was filed against Casa Marina Resort, Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Worldwide… read more

Gated Community Liability for Injuries

The term “gated community” brings to mind images of privacy and security. Security is a common reason some homeowners decide to buy properties in these communities. But crime still can and does occur in gated community. Some argue that gated communities foster a sense of false security among residents, who may not be as diligent… read more

Hazards to Look for When Renting an Apartment

From mold-contaminated interiors to lack of adequate fire escapes, your apartment could conceal a number of dangers that place you at risk for serious injury. Keep your eyes open when renting an apartment and look for hazards that your landlord has failed to mention.  Landlord Obligations to Reveal Hazards  Under Florida law as well as… read more