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Common Types Of Premises Liability Cases

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Premises liability is an umbrella term used to describe any accident that occurs on the property of another owner or occupier because of a dangerous or hazardous condition. There are many different types of premises liability claims in Florida, and many happen every year in the Delray Beach area. At Earnhart Law, our dedicated… Read More »

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Must Hotels With Pools Have A Lifeguard On Duty?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

A pool is often a big draw for hotels and motels, especially in Florida where steamy weather requires a place to cool off. Unfortunately, many accidents can occur in swimming pools. Some people suffer near-drowning injuries, such as brain damage, while others die in the water. One question that pops up regularly is whether… Read More »

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Did You Slip & Fall In A Grocery Store?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Virtually everyone shops for groceries each week, so it is not surprising that many slip and fall accidents happen in grocery stores. In addition to foot traffic, grocery stores have been additional hazards that can easily send a person tumbling end over end. At Earnhart Law, we will fight to get our clients the… Read More »

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Escalator Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many people use escalators at the airport, mall, or hotels. Although they are designed to make it easier for people to travel between floors, many escalators malfunction due to improper repairs or negligence. In fact, thousands of people are seriously injured on escalators each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. At Earnhart… Read More »

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Will Homeowner’s Insurance Cover a Slip & Fall?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Many people think of slip and fall accidents happening only in stores. But falls are a surprisingly common injury on private property, and any visitor could slip and fall on a driveway, walkway, or staircase, suffering serious injuries in the process. Fortunately, homeowners’ insurance will cover a slip and fall accident on private property…. Read More »

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Falling on Hazardous Sidewalks

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Palm Beach Post has an interesting story about the unexpected hazards created by mandatory oak or mahogany trees planted along sidewalks. Almost 30 years ago, the County decided that all developers should install these trees to provide canopy and other benefits. The trees were required to be planted within 10 feet of the… Read More »

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Were You Injured by an “Open and Obvious” Hazard?

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Florida law requires that property owners keep their premises reasonably safe for people they invite onto the property. They should also warn visitors of a hazard that is hidden so that people can protect themselves. When property owners neglect these duties, they are often liable for any accident. However, some hazards are “open and… Read More »

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Florida’s Recreational Use Statute

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Property owners owe duties to people they invite or allow onto their property. These duties depend on the status of the person entering the property but typically include a requirement to regularly inspect the property and make repairs to known hazards. If you own a business, for example, you should regularly inspect the aisles… Read More »

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Federal Court Upholds $1.2 Million Jury Verdict in Trip & Fall Case

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a jury verdict in an important case that originated in Florida. The case illustrates the lengths that cruise lines will go to avoid paying compensation when their negligence injures a passenger. Our Delray Beach premises liability attorney breaks down the ruling. Cruise Line Hides Evidence from… Read More »

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Children & Shopping Cart Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Few people think of shopping carts as dangerous, but thousands of accidents occur each year because of them. Young children, in particular, are vulnerable to injury when parents place their children in the cart. Although this might seem like a good idea to restrain a busy and curious child, parents are exposing their children… Read More »

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