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Ghost kitchens are popping up everywhere in Hollywood, Miami, and across South Florida. Also known as delivery-only kitchens, these facilities are for the preparation of food for food trucks, take out-only restaurants, delivery-only eateries, caterers, chefs, and others who need a kitchen on a temporary basis.

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Companies offer ghost kitchens to multiple users and advertise their facilities are stocked with appliances, counter space, and everything else chefs need to prepare their culinary creations. They may have loading bays for food trucks, kitchens lighted for YouTube cooking channels, and other features to help chefs prepare their food.

Many companies offering these facilities on a time-share basis offer insurance and security features, but what happens if you are injured, either as a customer or a worker in these kitchens? Since this business is still fairly new, getting fair compensation for your injuries may be challenging. You may wish to consult with a Miami premises liability attorney or workplace injury claims attorney.

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For many Miami homeowners, their swimming pool is one of the largest concerns when it comes to premises liability. After all, if a guest is injured on the property, homeowners may face legal claims. Even if a child trespasses on the property, the owner may be liable if the child is injured in the pool.

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And pool injuries are a concern in Miami. There are many ways people are injured in pool incidents each year. There are drownings and near-drownings where survivors are seriously injured because they are deprived of oxygen for minutes. Head injuries, slip and fall injuries, and spinal cord trauma as well as fractures and lacerations are also common around the pool.

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Short-term rentals through sites such as Airbnb are popular in Coral Springs, Miami, and other cities in South Florida. Some travelers like them because they offer less-expensive stays when compared with hotels. Others like the unique properties and home amenities, such as kitchens, available through short-term rentals.

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However, there is a trade-off. While hotels and official accommodations are legally obligated to maintain certain standards of safety and cleanliness, short-term rentals are under no such official obligation. Studies and investigative reports have shown that a significant portion of short-term rentals lack safety basics such as first aid kits, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Short-term rentals allow residents of Miami, Hollywood, and other South Florida communities to rent out part or all of their property. Visitors to South Florida can stay in a condo, vacation home, room in a house, or even on a boat, booking through platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO.

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When things go wrong with a short-term rental, however, determining liability can be difficult and securing fair compensation can be challenging. Many short-term rental guests and hosts turn to Miami premises liability claims attorneys to sort out their situations.

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Hot tubs can be found in Key West hotels, homes, spas, gyms, and other locations. For hydrotherapy or for relaxation, hot tubs are a treat for the senses with warm water, scent, and whirlpool jets. Quality, well-designed hot tubs which are properly maintained are a safe way to enjoy the water, but manufacturer defects and owner negligence can result in hot tub injuries.

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Garage doors are an important safety feature of many homes, allowing cars to be stored safely. Many homeowners in Monroe County with attached garages also use their garage doors as primary entrances to their homes. In condos and apartment buildings, garage doors allow entrance to the building and allow residents to safely enter and exit a property.

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Unfortunately, in some cases, garage doors can pose a hazard. If they are poorly designed or maintained, they can collapse on someone and cause serious injury. In cases where negligence leads to an injury, you may have a premises liability claim in Monroe County or a personal injury claim.

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People in Cutler Bay and across Florida live with paralysis after suffering an illness or injury which causes the brain and parts of the muscles or body to not communicate correctly. When this happens, parts of the body can no longer move.

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The legal team at Flaxman Law Group has worked with many patients seeking a paralysis claim in Cutler Bay. Our team has seen firsthand how paralysis caused by a work injury or bicycle crash can change a life.

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Living with chronic pain is devastating and can affect every area of a person’s life. In Parkland, chronic pain conditions affect many people, but not everyone realizes that in some cases chronic pain claims in Parkland are possible. If you have a legal claim, seeking compensation can help you pay for medical treatment, lost wages, and other losses. Contact Flaxman Law Group if you believe your chronic pain condition may have been caused by someone’s wrongful action or negligence.

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This week, the thoughts of the entire legal team at Flaxman Law Group are with the families and individuals affected by the condo collapse in Miami Beach. While at this time the cause of the collapse is unknown, engineers have spoken before about the challenges of building in areas with shifting sands, especially as climate change may be contributing to rising sea levels.

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Over the past few days, the team at Flaxman Law Group has been asked whether Miami Beach condo and apartment claims are possible in cases where a building experiences structural integrity problems which lead to injury.

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If you have suffered any injury in Monroe County in Southern Florida, you may wonder whether you have a legal claim. If you have been injured in a workplace accident or car collision or other insurable event, the process of filing a claim can be intimidating and you may wonder whether the insurer is offering you a fair amount for your injuries and losses.

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The legal and insurance process after a serious injury is challenging and it often comes at a time when you feel stress, pain, and in general are in a vulnerable position. Working with a personal injury attorney at Flaxman Law Group ensures you are not alone during this process.

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