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February 2017 Archives

Landlords and premises liability

Burglaries and assaults are starting to become all too common for some apartment tenants in Florida. Many property owners may not realize that they have a duty to protect their customers from certain foreseeable accidents and harmful situations that can occur on their properties. Landlords that do not take measures to keep their guests safe are subject to the consequences of premises liability law, states Landlordology.

Here's what you need to know if you are injured on a cruise

Every year, thousands of people depart for their dream vacations on cruise ships around the country. Most of them have the experience they looked forward to, with perhaps a little seasickness or the occasional uninvited hangover, but every once in a while a more serious injury occurs. When that happens to you, it is important to understand your rights so that you know how to protect yourself, including how to receive the compensation you need to cover the cost of any lost wages or medical expenses related to your injury.

How to handle building safety issues with landlords

It is not unreasonable for tenants in Florida to expect for their landlords to provide them with safe living accommodations. However, residents should learn what actions they can take to alleviate any responsibilities they may have in maintenance issues that can arise.

Who is responsible when there's a security breach at a resort?

If you have ever stayed at one of Florida's world-famous resorts, you know that they are almost like a world unto themselves. They purport to be able to handle all their guests' needs, and they have the diverse hospitality offerings that ensure guests will be able to do just that.

What you need to know about false positives on medical tests

Misdiagnosis is a serious problem that affects many patients across the country. The fact of the matter is: Just one misdiagnosis can have life-altering consequences. In talking about misdiagnosis, quite often the focus is on mistaking one condition for another - like cancer for a metabolic condition. However, wrongly identifying a condition - a false positive - can also very much negatively impact the patient, not only in terms of their finances and physical health, but also their mental health.

The dangers of uneven floor surfaces

Every day, someone slips and falls on uneven pavement in Florida. Around the country, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injury for certain people. Residential falls are the cause of almost 6,000 deaths, states A Secure Life. The severity of injuries for this type of accident ranges from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones and death. Victims who injure themselves while walking on uneven surfaces often face long recovery times. People should make themselves aware of the dangers of uneven pavements and surfaces so they can avoid them.

Here is what you need to know if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident

If you have been in an accident and have incurred medical expenses or lost income as a result, there may be a chance you have a claim for damages. The law varies with regard to this, and in Florida there are provisions that say an accident has to be "foreseeable" for the property owner to be liable, but the fact is that "foreseeable" means different things depending on the kind of business you had the accident in, the nature of the accident, and that business's record of attempting to deal with the issue.

2 common types of dangerous conditions for tenants

People who rent from landlords are often not responsible for the upkeep of their homes. It is up to Florida property owners to rectify certain dangerous conditions to keep their tenants safe. This does not mean that landlords should invest into the latest aesthetic improvements to keep their tenants happy. They must do everything possible to ensure their properties are up to code and safe for their renters to live in. Tenants should make themselves familiar with the common types of dangerous conditions so they can do their best to avoid harm.

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