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Most Common Hazards on Florida Properties

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Three Common Hazards That Result in Florida Premises Liability Lawsuits 

Because of its location, climate, and culture, there are several hazards and dangers found on Florida properties that, which also found on properties in other states, appear with greater regularity in Florida premises liability accident. These hazards and dangers include:

  • Swimming pools: Swimming pools are the site of a number of fatal and near-fatal injuries each year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that about ten people per day between 2005 and 2014 drowned in non-boating accidents, including swimming pool accidents. The owner of a swimming pool must take reasonable steps to make the pool reasonably safe, which may include erecting a fence and gate.
  • Wet floors: If you have ever visited a Florida town along the Atlantic or Gulf Coast, you know that oftentimes visitors to the beach bring water into shops and restaurants, making the floors slippery and dangerous. Tracked in rainwater can cause floors and walkways to become hazardous. If a business owner fails to take reasonable precautions, water can quickly accumulate and jeopardize the safety of guests, visitors, and/or customers.
  • Dog bites and animal attacks: According to the Florida Department of Health, approximately 600 individuals in the Sunshine State are hospitalized and two individuals die each year due to dog bites and dog attack incidents. Where a property owner keeps a pet dog or other animal on the property (either for companionship or for security), the owner may face liability if the animal unexpectedly attacks another person.

Contact Your Florida Personal Injury Law Firm Today 

The experienced and knowledgeable law firm of Roman & Roman is dedicated to assisting you in recovering compensation when you are injured on the property of another and the property owner failed to take reasonable precautions and measures to protect your health and wellbeing. Whether your injury accident involves facts and circumstances similar to those of other premises liability injury victims or whether you are injured under unique and unusual circumstances, Roman & Roman’s dedicated team of Florida personal injury lawyers can help ensure that you obtain the monetary damages to which you may be entitled under Florida law. Contact Roman & Roman today by calling 877-767-1032, or by contacting us through our website.

Resources:

cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/water-safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html

floridahealth.gov/%5C/programs-and-services/prevention/dog-bite-prevention/index.html

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