Slip and Fall Cases in Florida – What You Need To Know

Slip and fall accidents are under the premises liability cases when dealing with personal injury. While there are other types of cases under premises liability the most common one is a slip and fall case. The basic understanding of Florida law states that a business or landlord has a duty to maintain their property in a reasonable safe condition to protect those visitors on the premises. If you have been injured in a slip and fall case we can assist you in recovering payment for the damages you have incurred, including medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Florida Law Change 2010
In 2010 the Florida legislature changed the law regarding slip and fall cases in an attempt to decrease the amount of fraudulent cases being filed. Florida law now requires that the injured needs to prove that the owner of the property had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition that caused the injury or accident AND that the owner should have taken some sort of action to remedy the condition.

Constructive Knowledge
In order to prove that the owner had constructive knowledge the injured party must show or provide evidence suggesting the following:

  • The dangerous condition existed for a long enough period of time that the owner should have known about it OR
  • the condition occurred on a regular basis and was therefore foreseeable

Miami Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall cases are extremely tricky and for the best result will likely need the assistance of a Miami personal injury attorney. If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident and would like to schedule a free consultation then please give our office a call at 305.741.5553 or 954.309.5559.

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