Plantation Gas Explosion: Who Is Liable for Damages?

On Saturday, July 6, a massive explosion destroyed a building, damaged others, and left 23 people injured in Plantation, Florida. While the investigation into the cause of the accident has only begun, several victims already have plans to sue. The only trouble is determining the cause of the accident, and liability may take months. The gas explosion occurred at the Market on University shopping center in Plantation. Altogether, 23 people were hurt in the accident, including a child at the childcare area of LA Fitness, and 19 were taken to area hospitals, including Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation General Hospital, and

Rape & Sexual Assault Due to Negligent Security

How Premises Liability Laws Can Affect Sexual Assault Cases in Florida Owners of shopping centers, nightclubs, and other commercial properties have a duty to provide a safe, secure place for customers and guests. Unfortunately, property owners sometimes fail in this duty and make it easier for a criminal assault like rape to occur. When this happens, the victim may have the right to sue the property owner or manager for the injuries even though the perpetrator is directly responsible for the assault. If you have been the victim of sexual assault on someone else’s property in Florida, it’s important to understand your

Florida’s Liability Laws & Statute of Limitations

What are Florida’s Liability Laws & Statute of Limitations for a Car Accident Injury Lawsuit? In 2018, there were over 400,000 car accidents in Florida, resulting in over 250,000 injuries.  In 2017, Florida ranked third in the country when it came to the most car accident fatalities. Unfortunately, car accidents are a common sight within the sunshine state. And with more people moving to Florida, car accidents may become increasingly prevalent. If you have been in a car accident, you may not know your rights. If you intend to sue an insurance company, the government, a manufacturer, or another driver, you also need to

Premises Liability and Stabbings: When a Property Owner Is Liable

Unfortunately, innocent people are attacked every day in violent assaults. Many of these assaults occur on someone else’s property, such as a bar, parking lot, shopping center, or school campus. While the perpetrator of the crime is certainly criminally responsible, the property owner may share legal liability if they failed in their duty to provide a safe, secure environment for customers, guests, and visitors. If you have been the victim of a stabbing on someone else’s property in Florida, you may have a premises liability or inadequate security claim against the property owner or property manager. This can be true even

Cruise Ship Accidents and How to Deal With Them

Cruise ships are seen as glamorous and safe vacations for anyone and it is difficult to think of how an accident may occur aboard cruise ship. Injuries do occur on cruise ships, though, and the cruise line should put forth reasonable safety efforts to minimize the risks or injuries that may occur. If a cruise ship accident leaves you high and dry, it is important to know your rights, as well as how to file a claim after one occurs. Common Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries Cruise ship accidents can occur anytime, anywhere, and to anyone, and there are plenty of different