Most Common Water Park Accidents in Fort Lauderdale

Warm, sunny Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florida, and part of the reason is the abundance of family-friendly water parks.  Many cities are lucky to boast just one amusement park full of towering water slides, lazy rivers, and splash… read more

Wal-Mart Under Pressure to Improve Safety for Workers, Customers

Many millions of people are at a Wal-Mart every day, whether to work or to shop. The world’s largest box store sees an influx of customers around the winter holidays. Recently, questions have arisen as to whether the store is doing enough to ensure customers… read more

Deadly Warehouse Fire Likely to Spur Premises Liability Lawsuits

It was known as the “Ghost Ship.” It served as a showcase for a cluster of artist studios, illegal living quarters and the occasional underground dance party. Now, the shell of the warehouse in Oakland, CA is the site of one of the deadliest fires… read more

Rogers v. Martin – Liability for Injury of Party Guest

As we head into the holiday season, many individuals and families will be hosting gatherings where they will invite loved ones, friends and acquaintances. Party hosts should be aware that when they invite people onto their property, they assume a degree of responsibility for the… read more

Shopping Cart Injury Results in $1.3 Million Jury Award

There has been much news lately about defective or dangerous products that may cause injury – Exploding airbags. Exploding phones. Exploding hoverboards. These concerns are legitimate, but the products that cause the most injuries are those that are seemingly much more benign. Take shopping carts, for example…. read more

Treadmill and Gym Injuries Offsetting Exercise Benefits, CPSC Says

Getting a workout is supposed to be beneficial to our health. However, there is growing evidence that certain equipment at the gym could be offsetting some of those benefits.  Every single year, thousands of Americans are suffering serious injuries – including torn muscles, strained backs… read more

South Florida Woman’s Family Claims Negligent Security Led to Her Murder

Negligent security played an integral role in the death of a 59-year-old woman killed in her gated community home in Davie two years ago, her family alleges. The Sun-Sentinel reports the family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the property management company as well as… read more

Dog Bite Injury Victim Awarded $1.4 Million

A 16-year-old who suffered serious injuries after being bitten by a Labrador retriever while at a friend’s house in Connecticut has been awarded $1.4 million by a state court judge. According to, the teen, who just entered his junior year of high school, has… read more

Bixenmann v. Dickinson Land Surveyors – Plaintiffs Needed Expert Witness to Prove Injury Lawsuit

When a person alleges negligence on behalf of a professional person who was acting in the scope of employment at the time of the purported wrongful act, it may be necessary for the plaintiff to secure expert witness testimony. In these cases, a finding of… read more

Negligent Security Questions Raised in Wake of Florida Nightclub Shooting

Following a massacre at a nightclub in Orlando by an American security guard who claimed terrorist ties, Florida now has the dubious distinction of being the site of the largest modern-day mass shooting.  Investigators are still working to piece together what exactly happened and the… read more

Homeowner Liability For Home BBQ Mishaps

One of the best things about living in Florida is enjoying the outdoors on your lanai, rooftop or stoop – yes, even in the summer time. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there are countless cookouts throughout the Sunshine State. Many homeowners look forward to these gatherings,… read more

Chavez v. 24 Hour Fitness – Waiver of Liability Exceptions for Gross Negligence

Waivers of liability can be powerful defenses for businesses and individuals who have negligently acted and caused harm. However, just because a plaintiff has signed a waiver doesn’t necessarily mean there is no case. Although the Florida Supreme Court just this past year strengthened liability… read more