Bringing a Slip And Fall Claim Against a Friend

Do you have questions about bringing a slip and fall claim against a friend in Florida? Watch this video, then call Paul Boone Law today.

Question:

How can I pursue a slip and fall claim against my friend without making enemies?

Answer:

We have a case where a young lady was hurt at a home and she and her parents want to know whether they can make a claim against the neighbor, who didn’t maintain their staircase in a proper fashion. The answer is, of course you can. The practical side is this. In Florida, if you file a lawsuit, you cannot file it against the insurance company any longer. Many years ago, you used to be able to. Now you must file it against the owner or possessor of the property; in this case, it would be the neighbor. Whether you can maintain that neighbor, that good friend, as a friend is a question that we cannot answer. Suing people means you have to show that they did something wrong. People don’t like to own up to being wrong, but whether or not they do, it’s a matter between the friends. Bringing a Slip And Fall Claim Against a Friend

We have handled those cases. They’re difficult cases. It is a hard thing to sue your neighbor. The claim is made with the insurance company. That is true. Sometimes, both sides understand that and the relationship is preserved, but that may be the exception to the rule. We have had those cases come through our office in Duval County and Nassau County. We will sit down and counsel you about the practical realities and the practical ramifications of making a claim like that. It’s part of our job to provide counsel. Call us today, and we’ll sit down with you, talk to you, and tell you what we think.


Were you or a loved one severly injured in a trip and fall in Florida and have questions about bringing a slip and fall claim against a friend? Contact experienced Florida slip and fall lawyer at Paul Boone Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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