What Laws and Facts Are Important in a Slip and Fall Resulting in Personal Injuries at a Florida Business?

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In Florida, if a person is injured in a slip and fall accident on a business premises, then the injured party may have a claim for damages if the following can be proven:
Florida Statute 768.0710
(a) The business owed a duty to the injured party;
(b) The person or company controlling the business premises acted negligently by failing to use reasonable care in the maintenance, inspection, repair, warning, or mode of operation of the business premises. The failure of the business to give notice (i.e. a warning sign) of a possible or known danger may be used as part of the evidence to show that the business acted negligently, but it is not proof by itself that the business was negligent; and
(c) That the business’s failure to use reasonable care was the actual cause of the injuries.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall, then you may have a claim for your injuries. Incidents where this occurs most often is when there is a liquid on a tile floor, normally in a grocery store, and a person does not see the liquid and as a result slips and falls in the liquid.
If a person suffers personal injuries as a result of a slip and fall on the property of a Florida business or Florida homeowner, it is helpful to observe or (if possible) take photographs of what caused your fall. Were there any indications that the item, liquid or substance was in place for an extended period of time? Indications could include footprints, dirt, food spoiling/browning, shopping cart wheel or track marks, and the spread or tracking of the substance, liquid or item.


If you are injured in a slip and fall, it is best to contact an Florida personal injury attorney to find out what rights you have.

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