Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe so others do not get injured. When dangerous conditions cause an injury, the owner of the premises may be subject to a premises liability claim. All property owners must maintain the property they own in a reasonably safe condition. Some of the most common places where these types of accidents occur are:
As a broad legal category, premises liability encompasses a variety of situations, some of which include:
The owners of property in Florida must keep their property safe. If an owner creates a dangerous condition on the property, or if the owner knows that a danger exists on their property, they must takes steps to correct the problem. At the very least, the owner is required to warn others of the existing danger.
The claimant has the burden to prove…
- The person or entity in possession or control of the business premises owed a duty to the claimant;
- The person or entity in possession or control of the business premises acted negligently by failing to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance, inspection, repair, warning, or mode of operation of the business premises. Actual or constructive notice of the transitory foreign object or substance is not a required element of proof to this claim. However, evidence of notice or lack of notice offered by any party may be considered together with all of the evidence; and
- The failure to exercise reasonable care was a legal cause of the loss, injury, or damage.
While many injuries on someone else’s property are minor, others can be serious or even result in death. Compensation we seek for premises liability cases often include coverage for the following: