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Black Friday deals promise to help you save big on travel, electronics, appliances, household goods, and many other items. For many retailers, Black Friday represents one of the biggest shopping days of the year. For shoppers in Hollywood and across South Florida, this shopping day can be a very exciting way to experience favorite stores and malls.

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Unfortunately, with crowds and the frantic pace of this retail event, injuries are not uncommon. Stampeding injuries, slip and fall incidents, crushing injuries and even violence can impact shoppers. If you plan on taking advantage of the sales, here are some tips to stay safe:

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Landlords owe a duty of care to their tenants and they can be held responsible if their negligence causes an injury to you or to visitors of the property. You may be able to seek compensation for your injuries in a premises liability case in Hollywood if you sustain fractures, brain injuries, back injuries, burns or any other injury.

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If you have been renting a home and have been injured on the rental property, you’ll want to get medical attention if the injury was serious. You will also want to contact a Hollywood premises liability attorney quickly to get legal advice and representation.

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In southern Florida, Hollywood, Miami, and other parts of the region, many residents choose to rent a property some or all of the time. It is a simple way to create a passive income and get the most of a property you may not be using. If you are renting a property, however, keep in mind you are responsible for the tenant’s safety you may be held liable if a tenant or guest is injured on the property.

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To keep your risk low and to ensure your attendance and guests are as safe as possible, follow these tips:

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Landlords are responsible for the maintenance of an overall rental property and for common areas. They have a duty to tenants. They also are expected to make reasonable repairs to rental units. If you are renting a home or office space, you may wonder whether you have a claim against your landlord or property owner if you or someone on your property is injured.

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If you have been injured in a common area or if your landlord has failed to fix something in your unit and this has caused an injury, you will want to consult with a Hollywood personal injury attorney to review your options. You may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for income loss, medical costs and other expenses.

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Students in Miami and Florida campuses are generally safe. However, learning how to keep safe off-campus and on-campus is an important skill for all students to learn. Even though universities take steps to keep campuses safe, crime can and does occur on campus and off campus.

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According to authorities, there many ways students can stay safe:

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At this time of year, many Hollywood and South Florida residents have guests visiting their homes. While the holidays can be a great time to see friends and family, however, keep in mind that homeowners have a duty to make their homes safe for guests. If you have elderly family members and friends visiting, especially, you will want to:

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Moving away for college is a big opportunity, but if your teen is looking forward to moving into their first apartment or dorm room, you may have some concerns. You have a right to be worried. Teens may not understand the best ways to stay safe in dorm rooms or in their first apartment. Here are a few ways you can help them move safely:

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If your child will be going away to college this fall and will be living in off-campus housing or will be moving away from home and into a new apartment for the first time, consider assisting them in finding a safe apartment or home in Hollywood or their chosen community.

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When young people rent, their landlord is responsible for maintaining common spaces and in providing a reasonably safe space. Unfortunately, not all landlords are contentious about providing tenants with safety. First-time renters can be especially vulnerable. They may not know their rights as tenants and they may be on a budget, which means they may be considering some properties in less desirable areas or with less maintenance completed.

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Do you have a few minutes to spare for your safety? Even if you have a very busy schedule, the following 10-minute steps can help you make your Homestead home safer and can help you prevent serious injury:

1) Take a walk through your home, looking at cords.

Electrical cords are everywhere, and they can pose a fire hazard if they’re run under rugs or get worn down. During your ten minute walk through your home, unplug any appliances that have worn cords and set them aside for replacement or repairs. If you notice any cords running under carpets, remove them immediately. Unplug any appliances hooked up to extension cords.

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Business owners owe a duty of care to their customers, employees, clients, and visitors to their business. If you’re starting up a new business in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you are vulnerable to premises liability claims and other legal claims if you don’t take care to keep visitors to your business safe.

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Even if you have an online business, you could be held liable and may be sued if your servers or files are hacked, if another business accuses you of trademark infringement or other illegal actions, or if you’re accused of breach of contract. Whether you have a bricks-and-mortar company or an online enterprise, you need to take steps to keep yourself safe from legal claims while also protecting your customers and clients from harm.

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