New Port Richey Premises Liability Law
The Florida statute, Title XLV, chapter 768, discusses premises liability:
“If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing that:
(a) The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition; or
(b) The condition occurred with regularity and was, therefore, foreseeable.
(2) This section does not affect any common-law duty of care owed by a person or entity in possession or control of a business premises.”
Types of New Port Richey Premises Liability Claims
Under Florida’s premises liability law, property owners are required to maintain their property in a safe condition in order to prevent injuries to visitors and guests. Premises liability laws apply to homeowners, small business owners, property managers of large commercial properties including shopping malls and hotels as well as grocery store owners and restaurants. Premises liability cases take on many different forms including:
Classifying New Port Richey Victims of Premises Liability
Under Florida law, the amount an owner can be required to pay as compensation to a victim depends, in part, on how the victim is legally classified:
New Port Richey Premises Liability Lawyers
When serious injury or death occurs as a result of encountering a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, there is a possibility that the incident could give rise to a premises liability lawsuit. If you or a child in your life were injured, it is important to speak to a Jacksonville premises liability attorney to discuss the different complex legal classifications that apply to these types of cases. Contact the experienced New Port Richey premises liability attorneys today at 727-853-6275 for a free consultation.