If you get injured on a sidewalk in Florida, in most residential areas that I can think of in our local area, those sidewalks are appurtenant to or adjacent to or next to the landowner’s property, so they’re probably owned by the county or municipality. If there’s a dangerous condition that’s not open and obvious, you may have a claim against the municipality or the county. Those two entities are governmental entities, so they’re considered sovereigns, which means that there are limitations on your recoverable damages, $200,000 per individual, $300,000 for you and your spouse, and there are certain requirements that you have to give notice to the governmental entity before filing suit.
- If there’s a dangerous condition on a sidewalk that’s not open and obvious, you may have a claim against the municipality or the county.
- Since you have to file the claim against the government there will be a limit to how much you can be rewarded
Were you recently injured on a sidewalk in a residential area? If so, contact experienced Tampa Slip and Fall Attorney Betsey Herd.