Premises Liability | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
In less than twenty-four hours after one of the deadliest structure collapses to occur on United States soil, except for the tragic events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country, multiple litigation lawyers around Miami-Dade County started the legal proceedings in civil court for a class-action premises liability lawsuit against the Champlain Towers South condo association in Southern Florida.
Members of the Orange County Fire Department found themselves rushing to private residence during the second week of April, arriving at a scene of comparative carnage as an aggressive fire ripped through a structure located along Shoreline Drive, close to the popular Universal Studios theme park. Reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue teams indicated that the first calls arrived at the station sometime during the afternoon on Sunday, April 11th. Promptly after receiving the call, fire rescue teams were rushing to the area in an effort to save as much property and human life from damage as possible.
Florida is famous for many things. There are the Everglades, the miles of coastline, the fair weather for most of the year offset only by the increasingly brutal hurricanes. Over the past several decades, Florida has also come to be known for its attractiveness to retired individuals. Flocks of 50, 60, 70, and 80-year-olds move to the Sunshine State every year for, well, the sun. As a result of this influx of elders, Florida has become home to some of the nation’s most popular golf courses. These places, while frequently serene and spacious, are occasionally the scene of troubling accidents. This is the situation with an occurrence from the last day in February involving a 74-year-old and a missing golf ball.
A few separate investigations are required after a dangerous mauling accident took place in the Southern Florida town of Davie that resulted in a man being severely maimed by a black leopard while visiting a “backyard zoo” where the leopard was being held captive. The reports from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are difficult to fathom, and yet here we are.
Reports are still emerging around a massive house fire that occurred within the City of Cocoa on Thursday, July 9th. According to what we know so far, the incident was first reported early in the morning. Sometime before 2:00 a.m., calls began to reach emergency dispatchers throughout Brevard County. These calls indicated that a large house fire was raging at a private residence located along the 3600 block of Brophy Boulevard. We do not know for certain who called the authorities to alert them to the house fire, but in cases such as this the calls most often come from one of three places: a passerby, a neighbor, or someone within the home who wakes up due to a smoke alarm or some other alerting factor.
The destructive force of fire touched a family living within the city of Ocoee during the middle days of June. Reports from the firefighting officials indicated that the first reports of the fire began reaching the station very early on Monday morning, while most people in the area were deep into their nightly rest.
An investigation is underway into the possibility that the large hole that suddenly appeared along A1A within Flagler County was the result of sinkhole collapsing. While the repair of the street remains underway, traffic that would otherwise have traveled through the area is being directed along alternative routes and roadways.
Authorities within Brevard County are currently investigating a fatal falling accident that took place at a condominium called the Pineapple House within the city of Melbourne sometime during the day on Sunday, May 10th. Statements at the time of this writing come from the Melbourne Police Department and indicate that the incident was first reported during the afternoon on the Sunday mentioned above.
Reports began to emerge today regarding an incident involving an Orlando woman in Cocoa Beach who died in an incident that took place at a Cocoa Beach hotel sometime on Sunday, May 10th. What we know at the time of this writing is that the woman, who was not named in the initial report, was either staying at or visiting a Cocoa Beach hotel on the day in question when they walked to the balcony and fell four stories to the ground below.
A deadly house fire that erupted within Brevard County is still under investigation as authorities attempt to discover what caused the blaze that resulted in a fatality early in May. The reports issued from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office so far indicate that the incident was first reported sometime during the night of Thursday, May 8th. The exact time that emergency calls began reaching dispatchers is not clear and very little about what was reported to emergency response crews made it to the initial statements around the incident.