In a slip and fall case can you infer the grocery store had knowledge of the substance on the floor?

Posted By on August 2, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: In a slip and fall case can you infer the grocery store had knowledge of the substance on the floor?

A: In a slip and fall case in Florida the fact that there is a transitory or foreign liquid substance on the floor that you slip on, you cannot infer that the grocery store knew about it and was therefore negligent. There is no inference of negligence in most cases just by the fact that there is a liquid substance, or a foreign substance, on the floor of a grocery store. You must prove that somehow the grocery store knew about the condition, or should have known about the condition by the fact that, perhaps it was there for a certain period of time. Sometimes that could be proven by in store surveillance, sometimes that could be proven by the fact that the condition itself may look dirty, may look warn, like it was there for some period of time, but you cannot infer negligence. You do not win your case simply because you slip on a liquid substance on the floor of a grocery store.

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