What Do You Need To Prove in a Premises Liability Case To Make a Claim in Florida?
Premises liability is when someone gets injured on someone else’s property. To make a claim under these circumstances you usually need to two things to prove under the law. The first thing you need to prove is that there was a dangerous condition. Tripping over your own feet isn’t going to fault the property owner. A dangerous condition constitutes circumstances such as a wet floor, foreign object, an issue with the property itself, inappropriate tiling, etc. The second aspect, that can be more challenging, is that the owner of the property was aware of the dangerous condition. This can be done in multiple ways, such as statements that were made by the property owner to other individuals, that he/she was aware of the danger. Another way is via circumstantial evidence, such as an extended amount of time that the property was left in that condition such that the owner should have been aware that the danger was present.