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Law Enforcement: What Is Their Level of Responsibility in a Mass Shooting?

Recently, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that was filed against Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers by survivors and family members of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which took place in 2016. The plaintiffs claim that their civil liberties were violated when the armed OPD officer working security failed to enter the nightclub once the gunman [...]

Do Private Establishments and Public Venues Need Greater Security?

What is the responsibility of the proprietor public or private to protect and provide for the safety of its patrons?? Unfortunately, the awareness and reality of these crazy, tragic events is real and seems to be increasing. On November 2, a Tallahassee hot yoga studio was attacked when an armed man opened fire inside. The gunman [...]

Miami Restaurant Closed after 110 Food Safety Violations

A Miami restaurant was subjected to its twelfth food safety inspection in two years last week, and inspectors found so many violations that the establishment was ordered to shut down. China Buffet on SW 40th St. in Miami was inspected by food safety officers six times in 2015 and five times in 2014, but what [...]

Worker Dies on Edgewater Construction Site

Last week, Miami Fire-Rescue responded to a construction site where a worker died after being struck by equipment. According to NBC Miami, Rene Carrero, 29, was working on the 37th floor of a building in the new Biscayne Beach condominium complex when some equipment broke loose from a crane and struck him. Other workers on [...]

In Florida, Swimming Pool Safety is Key Year-Round

As autumn returns, many Americans no longer feel the need to worry about keeping their families and friends safe around their swimming pools. However, since balmy weather graces Florida all year long, swimming pool safety is an important topic in every season. According to FloridaHealth.gov, the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4 in [...]

Back to the Basics: What Is Premise Liability?

Many personal injury cases are based on premise liability, a legal concept that covers injuries or accidents that were caused by defective or unsafe conditions on someone's property. Like all personal injuries, these types of cases are based on negligence — which in the case of premise liability means proving that the property owner did [...]

Playground Injuries, Most Common Type of Child Injuries

Whether at school, daycare or the public park, kids love the playground. Unfortunately, there are dangers and risks associated with these fun-filled places. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 200,000 children ages 14 and under are treated for playground-related injuries each year — the majority occurring at schools and [...]

Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Accidents

Every year, several thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents — some of them with serious injuries. Slipping or tripping on a flight of stairs, bad flooring, rough ground patches, and wet or icy are as are all part of this legal category. Who is liable for slip and fall injuries? It [...]