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18 Sep 2017

How to prove negligence in a slip and fall?

by James Holliday, posted in Florida Case Law

How to prove negligence in a slip and fall?

In Florida, in order to prove negligence in a slip and fall case, the injured person has to show that the defendant business owner or landowner knew or should have known that the dangerous condition existed. This is called notice. One of the ways that you can show constructive notice is if there is circumstantial evidence to show that the condition had been on the ground for a long period of time.
One of the ways to think about this is a banana peel that’s on the ground, and it’s been on there for such a long period of time that it’s actually started to decay. That shows that condition had been on the ground a long period of time and someone in the store really should have seen that and come cleaned it up.
If you have a question about a slip and fall case, please call us, we’d be glad to help. Come on in and we’ll talk about it and see if we have a case together.

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