Premises Liability

[Florida Shootings and Premises Liability] Can Property Owners Be Liable?

Shootings can happen anywhere, including shopping centers, bars, gas stations, campuses, and gas stations. Florida currently ranks third in the United States for the number of mass shootings but shootings usually involve just one or two victims. While the shooter is certainly responsible for the attack, property owners and managers may have some legal liability of they failed to provide adequate security for patrons, visitors, and guests. When a shooting occurs, it’s common for a lawsuit to follow, usually against the owner of the property or even a security company or event organizer. This is because property owners owe a duty

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

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