Homeowners in Florida are required to maintain a safe environment for guests. This means repairing or removing any safety hazards as well as foreseeing hazards. However, this duty of care sometimes extends to unlawful entrants, particularly child trespassers.
Florida parents who have struggled on stairways with strollers may have heard about a mother who died after falling down the stairs in a New York City subway station. She was attempting to take her stroller down the stairs in a station without an elevator. The child was found conscious.
Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents are all too common in Florida. A wet floor, ice or even inadequate lighting are all it might take for someone to fall. Seeking compensation for the injury begins with proving the property owner was at fault.
There are millions of swimming pools and hot tubs around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While they can increase a home's value and provide the setting for summer fun, Florida residents must take steps to keep people safe in their vicinity. Ideally, pool or hot tub owners will install a fence that is at least 4 feet high. The fence should have a latch, and items that could be used to climb over it should be kept in other locations.
Small business owners in Florida, as in every other state, have a "duty of care" to everyone who enters their property, including customers and employees. To maintain a safe environment for entrants, owners must conduct routine inspections, make repairs where necessary and give sufficient warning against hazards if they cannot be repaired.
According to news reports, on June 14, a roller coaster at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk in Florida derailed. The accident caused two people to plunge to the ground while others were left dangling from the derailed cars.