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When Negligent Security Leads To Building Fires

By Friedland & Associates |

When most people think of negligent security, they may think of premises liability issues, where individuals become victims of criminal activity as the result of a violent, dangerous act. However, the concept of negligent security—and any and all claims that can be brought as a result—can cover a wide array of issues, such as… Read More »

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Dog Bites On the Rise

By Friedland & Associates |

For many people, dogs are man’s best friend; the companions we need to provide us and our families with that unconditional love that only they can bring. However, for others, encountering dogs can be a frightening, harrowing experience, particularly for victims of dog bites. Not only are they typically left with a frightening array… Read More »

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The Ability for Social Media to Increase Premises Liability for Property Owners

By Friedland & Associates |

Premises liability is a legal concept which describes the liability that a property owner carries if someone is injured by a dangerous or defective condition on their property. Property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to those who have permission to enter the property. If they knew or reasonably should have known that… Read More »

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Charter Bus Accident in Florida Draws Attention to New Safety Regulations

By Friedland & Associates |

The terrible bus accident in which one men’s baseball team’s charter was involved on March 4th during a trip to Florida highlights just how important regulations for charter buses are. According to the Florida State Highway Patrol, the bus driver failed to slow down as two lanes on the highway merged, rear-ending an SUV… Read More »

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New Report Released on Construction Site Injuries and Deaths

By Friedland & Associates |

A new report released this week (April 5th) on construction site injuries—titled “Preventing Fatalities in the Construction Industry”—has revealed shocking details about injuries in the construction industry. Several findings—including the fact that small companies have more deaths on work sites than larger companies—have turned conventional wisdom about injuries in the construction industry on its… Read More »

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Are Golf Carts Safe? An Important Question for Florida Communities

By Friedland & Associates |

Golf carts are increasingly becoming popular in retirement communities and developments for active adults across the country, especially in Florida, where such a large percentage of our state consists of citizens in retirement. For example, in one Orlando-based retirement community alone, there are reportedly close to 65,000 golf carts used by residents. Whether it’s… Read More »

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Significant Number of Injured Victims during Florida’s Bike Week Highlights Helmet Issue

By Friedland & Associates |

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the number of motorcycle accidents that occurred during the final week of Florida’s Bike Week 2017 in March left roads riddled with injured victims. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly a third of all U.S. motorcyclists who crash suffer from head injuries, but there is… Read More »

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Side Underride Truck Accidents Remain a Grave Threat

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More than 200 people are killed in gruesome deaths every year due to what’s known as “side underride crashes,” when a car slams into the side of a truck and crashes underneath it, shearing off the top of the vehicle and resulting in some of the most catastrophic trucking accidents out there. Experts have… Read More »

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When Bike Accidents Affect More Than Those Involved

By Friedland & Associates |

While bicyclists who fall victim to negligent motorists in an accident can clearly bring personal injury lawsuits to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, many people do not realize that the bicyclist involved in the accident is often not the only victim in the accident. The victim’s family members always suffer… Read More »

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Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled Due To Rollover Accidents

By Friedland & Associates |

A number of vehicles have been the subject of recalls recently; most notably, Textron Specialized Vehicles and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a call of close to 1,100 older model “Bad Boy” off-road utility vehicles after two rollover incidents, one involving a 14-year-old who died, and another driver who suffered severe personal… Read More »

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