Do I have a claim in Florida if unsafe conditions on someone else’s property caused my injury?
A unsafe condition in the state of Florida by statute is defined by a dangerous condition. The dangerous condition is when a business owner or someone who’s in possession or control of a business knows about a condition of that property for such a period of time that they knew or should have known of its dangerous capacity. That sounds like a lot of legal jargon. Easy examples are if you’ve got a pothole, if the employee of that establishment perhaps just mopped the floor and we know it’s slippery.
Then in order for that premises liability owner or person in possession is to then try and avoid liability. That’s when you start seeing “Slippery When Wet” signs, when you see cones, taping. If we have an injury from a slip and fall without that kind of notice and then such a condition that’s existed for a period of time, that’s when we can tap into that business owner or the person that controls or is in possession of that business being liable for our client’s injuries.