Goodwin v. Al J. Schneider Co. – Hotel Slip-and-Fall Injury Lawsuit

Florida is a major tourism industry hub, drawing more than $80 billion a year. Hotels, motels, resorts and other property owners get a huge chunk of that. In return, they are expected to provide a reasonably safe space for guests. Courts have grappled with how… read more

Social Media Posts May Damage Sharpton Daughter’s Injury Lawsuit

Dominique Sharpton, daughter of American civil rights activist Al Sharpton, has come under fire after a number of social media posts emerged showing her hiking, dancing in high heels and traveling to Miami. None of this would likely be noteworthy to the public, except for… read more

Smotherman v. Cass Regional Medical Center: “No Court Can Guarantee Perfect Trial”

A slip-and-fall accident plaintiff in Missouri sought a retrial after learning that a juror who weighed her case engaged in misconduct by Googling the weather on the exact day of her injury. The Missouri Supreme Court, in its review of Smotherman v. Cass Regional Medical… read more

New Ramp Paint Job Caused Florida Slip-and-Fall Injury, Plaintiff Says

A retail property owner in South Florida is accused of creating a dangerous condition on the property that resulted in the traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury of a woman in Palm Beach.  According to courtroom news coverage from Courtroom View Network, plaintiff in… read more

Edwards v. Hy-Vee, Inc. – Prevailing in Slip-and-Fall Injury Claim Requires Constructive Knowledge of Hazard

Every state varies in its requirements for success in slip-and-fall cases.  Slip-and-fall lawsuits are a type of premises liability claim that stems from the assertion that a business failed to keep its customers safe by addressing hazardous conditions on the ground about which they knew… read more

Bernardoni v. City of Saginaw – Sidewalk Trip-and-Fall Accident Lawsuit

Sidewalks are constructed solely for the purpose of providing a safe space to travel on foot, out of the way of cars or other traffic. Unfortunately, many sidewalks are a threat in and of themselves. Specifically, they can be a fall risk if they are… read more

Marshalls of M.A. v. Witter – Florida Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Evidence Weighed

Florida slip-and-fall plaintiffs suing a business for injuries have to show the defendant had actual or constructive knowledge of the substance in question.  Actual knowledge means defendant was actually on notice about that particular hazardous condition. Constructive knowledge means they should have known about it,… read more

Sorrels v. NCL – Coefficient of Friction in Slip-and-Fall Injury on Cruise Ship

Reversing an earlier summary judgment from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in favor of a cruise line after a slip-and-fall injury, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit remanded the case for trial. That means the woman who… read more