Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Florida

Q: If a palm fron falls on you and you are on private property are the owners responsible?

1 Lawyer Answer
Sean Cleary
Sean Cleary
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Property owners must make their property reasonably safe for people who are on the property lawfully. This duty would include ensuring that they maintain trees properly. The extent of this duty would depend partly on the type of property involved. To hold the property owner accountable for the injuries caused by the tree on the property, you need to be able to establish liability.

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