New Statute in Slip and Fall Cases By Moody Law | Personal Injury Attorneys on April 15, 2010

On April 14, 2010, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed into law what will become section 768.0755, Fla. Stat. and repealing section 768.0710.

This new law provides if a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it.  Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing either (1) that the dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition; or (2) that the condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.

The effective date of the Legislation is expected be July 1, 2010.  No word has been given yet on whether it will apply retroactively and, thus, may become an issue of judicial interpretation.

If you or a loved one had suffered a personal injury from a slip and fall accident in the greater Central Florida area, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City, Davenport, or Polk County, Florida, please contact a personal injury attorney with Moody Law for a free consulation.

Related to This

Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090.

Contact Us Today



“Our experience with Moody Law has been awesome, from the first day of calling and talking with the front desk staff and meeting with everyone through the hold process, everyone has been helpful in helping us to resolve this matter.”

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite
Google map image of our location in 575 N Broadway Ave  Bartow, FL

Bartow (next to courthouse)

575 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830

Open Today 24 hours

Google map image of our location in 1905 U.S. 98  Lakeland, FL

Lakeland Office

1905 U.S. 98
Lakeland, FL 33801

Open Today 24 hours

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Which location would you prefer?

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(863) 733-9090 Send a message