Florida business owners keep your property safe - its the law
What is the duty of Florida business or property owners to keep their customers or visitors safe from injuries created by hazards on their property?
Florida Law imposes a duty of reasonable care on persons in possession or control of business premises to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition for the safety of business invitees. The word "reasonable" is somewhat vague, but courts consider whether a business owner knew or should have known about a hazardous condition but did nothing to correct it.
The facts and circumstances are different in every case. As an attorney handling claims for people injured at a business, I have learned that most injuries could have been avoided with little effort, awareness and/or expense by the property owner. Identifying a hazard and taking reasonable precautions will not only avoid the anguish of an injury claim or lawsuit, but more importantly, protect your customers from unnecessary injuries.