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Slip and Fall Accidents involving “Transitory Foreign Substances”

The law in Florida is quite complicated when it comes to slip and fall accidents involving “transitory foreign substances.” What is a “transitory foreign substance”? A “transitory foreign substance” was defined by the Supreme Court of Florida as “any liquid or solid substance, item or object located where it does not belong.” Owens v. Publix Supermarkets, Inc., 802 So.2d 315, 317 (Fla. 2001). Examples would be water spills, banana peels on the floor, or grease spots. These are hazards that cause slip and falls regularly all over Florida. Over the last 15 years, the law regarding falls involving “transitory foreign substances”...

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