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What If I Slip and Fall or am Hurt in a Convenience Store?

January 9, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson


Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Explains Premises Liability Cases

Can convenience stores be held liable if someone trips and falls, injuring themselves on the property? Like all businesses that serve the public, depending on the circumstances of the slip and fall injury, it may be possible to seek legal action against the convenience store that caused an injury due to negligence. In this video, Miami premises liability attorney Joe Kalbac explains the requirements that convenience stores in Florida must follow in order to protect themselves against liability in slip and fall accidents.

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Video Transcription

The convenience stores in Florida have a statutory duty. They have certain duties under the law. But they also have common law duties. The statutory duties are things like signage, lighting, posting warnings, things of that nature. If they violate those then they are negligent. But even if they comply with all of the convenience store requirements, they can still be held liable for negligence if they fail to take reasonable precautions to protect people. It might mean having a security guard from nine to midnight. It might mean closing early. It might mean having two cashiers instead of one. Contact our lawyers at 305-476-7400 or contact our website at for more information.