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Injured as a Spectator? Who’s Liable?

By Robert W. Elton |

When you head to a sporting event, hyped up and ready to cheer on your favorite competitor, you don’t expect to wind up having to be hospitalized. And yet, it’s surprising just how many innocent fans end up in emergency rooms across the country. Dangers at Sporting Events In addition to injuries directly related… Read More »

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Thailand Cave Drama Brings Local Spelunking Dangers To Mind

By Robert W. Elton |

As the hopes and prayers of the world focused on the young soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave, rescuers collaborated to contrive the most likely journey out for the boys and their coach. While this rescue mission is far more dramatic and complex than what we normally associate with caving, it does remind… Read More »

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Premises Liability

By Robert W. Elton |

Many people assume that if they are injured on someone else’s property, that individual is automatically liable for their medical bills and associated costs. But that is not necessarily the case. Understanding when you have a valid claim against someone is essential before pursuing legal action, and a local personal injury attorney can definitely… Read More »

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Avoid A Camping Disaster

By Robert W. Elton |

Many Floridians enjoy communing with nature: the sound of water lapping on the beach, the smell of the campfire, and breathing in the fresh outdoor air can make you feel alive like nothing else can. Even so, smart campers know that there are hazards involved with camping, and take appropriate steps to remain safe…. Read More »

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Injuries From Stairway Falls

By Robert W. Elton |

What is the number one accident that sends Americans to emergency rooms? The fact is, millions of people seek treatment for injuries sustained by falls on stairways every year. If you experience a stairway accident that is the result of someone else’s negligence, a local personal injury attorney may be able to assist you… Read More »

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House Fires

By Robert W. Elton |

When a mother and daughter were killed in a Hialeah house fire in August 2017, authorities reported that all of the windows had bars on them and the occupants of the house were unable to escape. The tragedy was felt by neighbors, who knew the family and thought well of them. House fires are… Read More »

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When Home Projects Lead to Liability Issues

By Robert W. Elton |

As warmer weather approaches, many Floridians start thinking about those home fix-up projects that have been put on hold for the past several months. While some homeowners take personal satisfaction in giving our homes a facelift with their own sweat, others look to hire someone else to take care of the many tasks that… Read More »

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Bounce House Injuries

By Robert W. Elton |

A church carnival in Orlando resulted in five injuries when a bounce house lost a battle with a wind gust, lifting the house full of youngsters off the ground. The children and one woman who tried to hold the bounce house down all suffered injuries, sending at least three people to area hospitals. Days… Read More »

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When Negligent Care of a Property Results in a Slip or Fall

By Robert W. Elton |

You are enjoying the day, strolling through a commercial property, when you suddenly trip on a jagged piece of linoleum that was not secured to the flooring; you crash to the ground, incurring several fractures. The medical bills are piling up, you are missing numerous days from your job, and you find yourself sinking… Read More »

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When Injuries Occur on Your Property

By Robert W. Elton |

Let’s say you own a restaurant. A patch of oil has spilled on the floor, and someone has slipped and fallen, resulting in a broken arm. Are you, as the property owner, liable for the injury? As a matter of law, the answer to this question depends in some measure on who the injured… Read More »