In Florida, property owners and tenants — both commercial and residential — are obligated to ensure their premises are safe for visitors. This duty includes:
For instance, if you slip due to a defect like cracked sidewalks, faulty steps, or holes, the owner should have either addressed it or warned you about it. If your fall was caused by a temporary hazard like a spill or banana peel, it's crucial to prove that the establishment was aware (or should have been) and failed to address it.
The law (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 768.0755) indicates that constructive knowledge can be established if:
To succeed in a premises liability claim, you must demonstrate that your injuries resulted from the owner's negligence. Property owners can't be blamed for dangers they weren't aware of and had no reason to anticipate. If injured, especially by a temporary hazard, gather evidence immediately. Izquierdo Law suggests noting witness details and capturing photos of the hazard. Refrain from accepting compensation or signing any documents at the scene.
With Izquierdo Law on your side, we collaborate with medical professionals and experts to fortify your case and hold the negligent party accountable.
Izquierdo Law will retain investigators and experts to help prove your case. We guarantee that we will work hard to provide you with the best legal counsel and resources available and you will pay absolutely nothing unless you are awarded a settlement or verdict.
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