Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Tyson & Mendes aggressively defends property and premises liability claims brought against owners, operators, and managers of companies and commercial properties.

Our attorneys handle a wide spectrum of cases with successful results on behalf of apartment complexes, commercial businesses, construction companies, grocery stores, hospitals, hotels, landlords, nightclubs, office buildings, parking lots, REITS, restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, and other property owners.

Premises Liability Articles:

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California Law on Dog-Bite Liability – Is it Absolute?

Author: Brianna Andrade | June 4, 2021 9:00am
California’s dog bite statute, Civil Code 3342, is one of the strictest dog laws in the country. Unfortunately, the possibility of civil liability rarely crosses the mind of dog owners but dog bite cases are common and injuries are more severe than one may expect. In California, dog owners must compensate victims whether their dog showed signs of aggression in the past or not.

Florida Case Law Update

Author: Haldon Greenburg | April 27, 2018 2:59pm
Publix Supermarkets, Inc. v. Jessie Bellaiche 43 Fla. L. Weekly D673a, March 28, 2018 The Third District Court of Appeal reversed plaintiff’s $1.5 million slip-and-fall verdict, holding that a jury may not stack inferences to determine that a party had actual knowledge of a dangerous condition, nor is the mere possibility of causation sufficient to establish liability.

Florida Case Law Update

Author: Haldon Greenburg | April 4, 2018 9:19am
Remittitur of Excessive Future Damages WAL-MART Stores, Inc. v. Derrick Thornton (43 Fla. L Weekly D521a) A Broward County Plaintiff sued for damages resulting from a slip-and-fall accident.  At trial, a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff was rendered and damages were awarded for injuries sustained, including $150,000 for future medical costs.  Following the trial, Wal-Mart filed a Motion for Remittitur, arguing the damages awarded was excessive in light of the facts presented, which the trial court denied.
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