An out-of-state woman recently filed a lawsuit against Dollar Tree Store Inc. in connection with a slip and fall that occurred last October. The accident, according to the complaint, occurred when the woman stepped in a puddle of water that was leaking from a refrigerator inside the store. As a result of her fall, she allegedly suffered injury to her ankle and knee.
Most people across Florida know that a property owner is responsible for maintaining safe premises. Failing to do so can leave them open to liability, especially if injuries are suffered on their property. And while most people often think of slips and falls when they think of premises liability, it’s worth noting that the actions of a person’s pet can also lead to liability as well.