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Miami Beach Hotel Overhang Crashes onto Ocean Drive

Popular Ocean Drive on Miami Beach, typically teeming with strolling tourists, was lucky to skirt serious mass injuries Saturday when a hotel’s overhang crashed to the sidewalk. Fire Rescue and inspectors arrived on the scene and determined that the collapse of the structure was due to wear and tear, according to the Miami Herald. The building inspector said that water build-up was likely the culprit and there should have been a water drainage system.

Related Case Law for ResortTorts:
• A landowner has 2 basic duties: reasonable care to maintain premises in reasonably safe condition, and give warning of concealed perils which are or should be known and which are unknown to invitee.
Williams v. Madden, 588 So.2d 41 (1 DCA 1991)
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• In fulfilling its duty to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition, “a landowner must conduct inspections appropriate for the premises involved.”
Yuniter v. A & A Edgewater of Florida, Inc., 707 So.2d 763 (Fla. 2d DCA 1998)

ResortTorts are cases of civil liability for negligent or criminal acts that arise out of a resort, vacation or recreational setting. Hazards can include premises liability such as trip and falls, violent crime/negligent security, defective premises design or layout, defective products, transportation negligence (plane crashes, car crashes, boating mishaps), medical malpractice provided by an innkeeper or cruise ship and many other types of dangers.