In general, Florida requires plaintiffs in premises liability lawsuits to show that:
- The property was in a defective or dangerous condition;
- The person responsible for maintaining the property knew or should have known about the defective or dangerous condition;
- The person responsible for maintaining the property had enough time to repair the condition or to warn others about it;
- The condition was not repaired and the injured person was not warned;
- The unsafe or dangerous condition caused the injury.
Because Florida has such a large tourist industry, the state processes a high number of premises liability lawsuits against hotel and motel operators. Hotel and inn owners are required to keep their rooms, public areas, and parking areas safe from dangerous conditions, but also from criminal activity. They must also provide adequate lighting, security personnel, and locks on doors to protect the property and personal safety of their customers. If you would like to discuss your injury and the possibility of a claim, call Vukelja Law today.