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What should I do if I slip and fall in a store?

Stores, restaurants and other public buildings are common places in Florida where slip-and-fall accidents tend to occur. Many property owners are aware of the dangers and liability concerns that arise when someone falls and is injured on their properties, but they do not always take proper precautions to prevent these… Continue reading What should I do if I slip and fall in a store?

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Factors that contribute to senior slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are a leading cause of injury for many Florida seniors. According to Modern-Seniors.com, emergency rooms saw more 2.3 million seniors who had nonlife-threatening injuries from slip-and-fall accidents in 2010. Older people are more likely to trip and fall than any other age group. Most of these accidents often… Continue reading Factors that contribute to senior slip-and-fall accidents

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Common causes of swimming pool accidents

Swimming pool accidents are becoming a common occurrence in Florida. As fun and exciting as the lure of taking a dip in the pool seems, the risk of accidents and injuries is great. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2005 to 2014, there were 3,536 unintentional drownings… Continue reading Common causes of swimming pool accidents

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Holiday slip-and-fall hazards

The holiday season is here, bringing with it an increase in traffic and shoppers to establishments all over Florida. Holiday slip-and-falls are also at an all-time high, making personal safety a main concern. According to EHS Today, each year, 17,000 people die from slip-and-fall related accidents. This type of accident… Continue reading Holiday slip-and-fall hazards

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I fell in my apartment building – can I sue my landlord?

Accidents are quite common occurrences in apartment buildings in Florida. If you are wondering if you can sue your landlord after falling in your apartment building, you may be surprised to learn that there are certain hazards and dangerous conditions that your landlord can be held responsible for if he… Continue reading I fell in my apartment building – can I sue my landlord?

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Slip and falls – how can I protect my tenants?

You own an apartment complex in Miami-Dade and you have been diligent in making all repairs and handling tenant concerns in a timely manner. Unfortunately, one of your tenants slipped and fell in a common hallway and now you find yourself wondering – how can I protect my tenants from… Continue reading Slip and falls – how can I protect my tenants?

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Steps property owners can take to prevent slip-and-fall accidents

Whenever we slip, trip or fall, many of us have a tendency to blame our own clumsiness. We think, “Oh, I’m such a klutz and should have been able to avoid that accident.” However, the truth is there are some situations where it is not clumsiness that leads to a… Continue reading Steps property owners can take to prevent slip-and-fall accidents

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Seniors at increased risk for slip-and-fall injuries

Many people in Miami-Dade experience minor injuries from slip-and-fall accidents. However, a previous blog post points out that older people are at a serious risk of suffering a fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2.5 million elderly people suffer slip-and-fall injuries each year and are treated… Continue reading Seniors at increased risk for slip-and-fall injuries

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