Personal Injury Video Law Tip
“Yes, in a premises liability case that’s the person that you sue is the property owner, because they are the one who has the duty to you to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn you of any dangers or hazards that they knew or should have known about.” – Bill Abel
Additional Information about Suing the Florida Property Owner where you were injured (Property Owner Negligence)
Under Florida law, a property owner has a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner and to warn of any dangerous conditions that they knew or should have known about. That means that the property owner has the ultimate responsibility to keep the premises safe or they may be found negligent in a lawsuit.
This responsibility cannot be assigned to another entity. There are circumstances where property owners hire management companies to oversee and maintain the property. Depending upon the circumstances, the management company may have some responsibility if someone is injured on the property; however, the property owner has the ultimate responsibility to keep the premises safe. If the property owner knows that there is a dangerous condition (or should have known), they need to warn the public of the danger.
The fact that a landowner warns the public regarding a dangerous condition does not absolve them from the responsibility to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition.
Personal injury law video number 100023: Can I sue the Florida Property Owner where I was Injured?