Rain and threats of rain have started to become the norm again in Central Florida. With many days featuring overcast skies and the occasional shower, we find ourselves having to watch our step more than usual. As the seasons progress, and rain becomes more common, caution becomes more important than before. With the wet weather, there will be an inevitable increase in instances of slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall is the most common personal injury claim, but when the wet weather is factored into the equation, the inevitable question people must ask themselves is: do I have a case?
The purpose of this article is to clarify the legal doctrine of reasonableness, and explain how it applies to slip and fall accidents and personal injury law in general.