Swimming Pool Drowning In North Florida

By |2016-10-04T10:47:26-07:00October 7th, 2016|Drowning, Personal Injury, Premises Liability|

A 10-year-old girl drowned after she apparently fell into a hotel swimming pool in Jacksonville. According to witnesses and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the girl and three caregivers, who were described as “young family members,” visited the pool at the Hilton Garden Inn. After the girl fell in, two children tried to revive her while [...]

Things To Know While Swimming This Summer

By |2016-07-19T11:28:32-07:00June 22nd, 2016|Drowning, Personal Injury, Premises Liability|

Eight out of ten public swimming pools in the Sunshine State are at risk for immediate closure due to public health violations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Safety equipment violations, disinfectant concentration violations, and pool chemical safety violations were the top three categories; there was more than one infraction at 80 [...]

Liability for Pool Accidents

By |2016-07-19T11:28:43-07:00August 20th, 2015|Personal Injury, Premises Liability|

Particularly during the summer months when children are on summer vacation from school, people are excited to go swimming and attend backyard barbeques. Of course, the possibility for accidents involving pools grows with increased pool use. Spinal injuries can occur when people dive into shallow water. People can become electrocuted if the electrical component of [...]

Supreme Court Upholds $4.5 Million Jury Premises Liability Verdict Against Florida Landlord

By |2016-07-19T11:28:42-07:00April 29th, 2015|General, Personal Injury, Premises Liability|

Under Florida law, landlords have a duty to protect others on the property from acts or omissions that are foreseeable and proximately cause another person’s injuries. When a landlord breaches this duty, the injured party may have a legal claim under the theory of premises liability. Common examples include slip-and fall accidents from wet or [...]

Security Guard Files Slip-And-Fall Lawsuit Against Tiger Woods’ Company

By |2016-07-19T11:28:44-07:00April 17th, 2015|General, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip And Fall|

Tiger Woods is facing legal issues off of the golf course. Earlier this year, one of Woods’ former security guards filed a lawsuit against Woods’ company in connection with an injury the guard allegedly suffered at the golfer’s home. John Davis is a retired Surfside police officer who provided security services at the golfer’s home [...]

Court Makes Important Decision Regarding Discovery in Civil Cases

By |2016-07-19T11:28:44-07:00February 3rd, 2015|Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip And Fall|

Recently, the Florida Appellate Court made a very important decision regarding social media photographs in civil cases. In their opinion, the court stated that social media photographs are not protected from civil discovery and must be disbursed with other discovery. The court concluded that individuals have little to no rights of privacy with regard to [...]