Category Archives: Slip & Fall Injuries

Florida’s Slip & Fall Law Effective July 1, 2010 – How Does It Apply to My Slip and Fall Case at a Grocery Store, Department Store (Wal-Mart, Target, Etc.) and Other Business Locations?

The 2010 Florida legislature passed a new law that was signed in April by Gov. Charlie Crist and takes effect on July 1, 2010, which requires a plaintiff to prove that a business was aware of a dangerous condition, and should have taken action to remedy it. The new law nullifies the holding in Owens v. Publix Supermarkets, Inc, 802 So. 2d 315 (Fla. 2001) and repeals 768.0710 F.S. It essentially eliminates the burden on the defendant to produce evidence that it exercised reasonable care after a plaintiff has proven that a transitory substance caused his or her fall. For … Continue reading

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Florida Personal Injury Claim – What Is A Personal Injury Case Worth?

Understanding how damages are awarded in Florida personal injury cases can provide insight into what your personal injury case may be worth. These are the most common types of damages awarded in Florida personal injury cases: Compensatory Damages – these are meant to compensate an accident victim for any loss incurred because of an accident or injury. The primary types of compensatory damages include: • Medical – the cost of medical care incurred because of the accident, both current and future, including expenses associated with a permanent disability or disfigurement. • Property – reimbursement for repairs or fair market value … Continue reading

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