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Woman Wins $430,000 in Trader Joe’s Slip and Fall

By Alan Goldfarb |

Slip and fall lawsuits are notoriously difficult to litigate. Filed under the theory of premises liability, slip and falls require that the plaintiff prove that the defendant was in some way negligent and therefore at least partly responsible for the accident that caused their injuries. In order to be negligent, the defendant must have… Read More »

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Psychiatric Hospital’s Negligence Implicated in Rape of Inpatient

By Alan Goldfarb |

The Willough of Naples Psychiatric Hospital is being sued by a female patient known as Elizabeth Doe who alleges that she was raped during her stay at the hospital. The plaintiff claims that the hospital didn’t watch its patients closely enough and she ended up being the victim of sexual violence as a result… Read More »

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Gun Dealer Blamed for Mislabeled Rifle

By Alan Goldfarb |

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” One of the most iconic parcels of dialog from everyone’s favorite Christmas movie is no laughing matter for one Florida man. He lost his eye when a Palm Beach arms dealer allegedly mislabeled a rifle. According to the complaint, James Fletcher purchased an antique rifle that exploded in… Read More »

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FIU Bridge Defendants Announce Settlements

By Alan Goldfarb |

Several of the plaintiffs who filed suit after the FIU bridge collapse took the lives of their loved ones or were injured in the catastrophe have agreed to settle their cases for an undisclosed sum of money. The FIU bridge collapse, which made national headlines, took the lives of six people and injured several… Read More »

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Man Stabbed in Bar Fight Sues Bar

By Alan Goldfarb |

Lawsuits such as these are filed under a theory of negligent security. It is assumed that when you enter an establishment, even a bar, that bar has a duty to ensure your safety. In cases where you’re injured on the premises, you may have a right to sue. Such was the case of a… Read More »

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Man Sues After His Family is Killed in Car Crash Involving Alligator

By Alan Goldfarb |

A man from Callahan, Florida is suing after his wife and two young children were tragically killed in a freak accident involving an alligator. According to the lawsuit, Amber Stanley’s vehicle struck a tree after swerving to avoid an alligator. All three members of the family were killed by burns related to the crash…. Read More »

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Truck Driver Settles for $10M After Amputation of Both Legs

By Alan Goldfarb |

A truck driver has settled a lawsuit for $10 million after losing both his legs in a crush incident. According to the complaint, the truck driver was supposed to be moving eight large pipes to Dura-Bond coating. Upon delivery, the individual tasked with receiving the pipes was supposed to check them to ensure that… Read More »

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FBI Hit with Lawsuits in Parkland Massacre

By Alan Goldfarb |

In all cases in which law enforcement was named as a defendant for failing to render aid to a plaintiff, the government has won under the theory that law enforcement has no intrinsic duty to protect citizens or to act. The theory behind this decision affords law enforcement broad discretion on how and when… Read More »

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Yoga Studio Sued in Shooting Death

By Alan Goldfarb |

The parents of Maura Binkley are suing the yoga studio and property owner of the place where she was killed. They are claiming that adequate security was not provided the day of the incident and this failure directly resulted in their daughter’s death. In negligent security cases such as this, a plaintiff claims that… Read More »

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British Tourist Involved in Jet Ski Accident Sues

By Alan Goldfarb |

British Tourist, Philippe Houtakkers, paid for a guided watersports tour hosted by Islamorada Watersports LLC. During the outing, Houtakkers suffered what his attorneys describe as permanent head injuries during a jet ski accident. According to the suit, Houtakkers’ jet ski crashed, sending him through the air and into the branches of a tree. The… Read More »

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