Are there limits on damages in Florida slip and fall cases?

Generally speaking, no, there are no limits in a Florida slip and fall case against private entities, including private homeowners, store owners, property owners. However, there are limits if your claim is against a governmental entity. For example, if you fall on a city sidewalk, and you’re claiming that the sidewalk was defective due to actions of the city, then your claim is limited to $200,000. There are ways of getting around that by bringing a claims bill with the legislature and the governor, but generally speaking, claims against the government are limited to $200,000. And, claims against the government must be brought within three years. They must be given notice of the claim. Because this could be complex, we do recommend the assistance of an attorney in a lot of these cases.