Personal Injury Judgment

Who is Responsible for a Slip and Fall?

If you slip and fall on an object that is in plain sight, is it still your fault? Who is responsible for a slip and fall in the state of Florida? The court case Brookie vs. Winn Dixie, which took place in April 2017, explored this issue. The conclusion was that if there is an obstacle that is in plain sight, and you slip and fall on it, you are responsible, not the business owner. Read on for more details on this case and to learn about the justification of who is responsible for a slip and fall.   Brookie vs. Winn Dixie Background The plaintiff was visiting a

Sovereign Immunity and Statutory Cap on Damages Hurts Plaintiffs in Cases Against the Government

DECEMBER 11, 2016: As a personal injury lawyer that helps those hurt in accidents, a common misconception clients often have is that cases arising out of negligence of governmental entities lead to the most profitable recoveries.  This could not be further from the truth.  Most, if not all, cases against the government in Florida are not covered by liability insurance such as cases against private entities. Car accident, slip and fall, or general liability cases against the government fall within Florida Statute, Section 768.28.  While that statute exhaustively sets forth rules and requirements for bringing a suit against a governmental entity, the