Does My Reason For Being On The Property At The Time Of The Incident Affect My Rights In A Claim For Damages In Florida?

It's important to recognize that only persons who are lawfully on the grounds of another's residence  ‑‑ -- or at a public place such as a restaurant, store, or hotel, for example ‑ are owed a duty of reasonable care against dangerous conditions.

If you have been injured in a slip‑and‑fall or any other type of accident as the result of a negligent property owner in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach Counties, we encourage you to call The Law Office Of Bradley Pepper, P.A., and to learn more about getting you paid to make you whole again, please watch this short video.

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Does My Reason For Being On The Property At The Time Of The Incident Affect My Rights In A Claim For Damages In Florida?

If you're invited onto the property, whether it's as a business customer or as a guest, then the property owner owes you a duty to keep the property in a safe condition, and to protect against any reasonable dangers that may be there.

If there are dangers that are there, the property owner does owe you a duty to warn you and to get those dangers fixed in a reasonable amount of time.

That changes if you're a trespasser and you don't belong on that property or have any lawful purpose for being there, then the property owner does not owe you a duty to protect you in the same way, as if you're a customer or a guest in that property.