Florida residents who are injured in slip-and-fall accidents may interested in knowing their legal options for recourse. In some instances, these kinds of accidents could have been prevented. Property owners are obligated to take reasonable actions to assure the safety of their premises.
A property owner's liability for an accident is determined based on the due diligence most owners would have performed to correct a potential hazard. A cardinal rule is whether or not a reasonable person would have perceived a situation or circumstance to be dangerous. If the answer is yes, then the owner could be found liable by not having taken steps to remedy it.