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Can Overcrowding affect a Premises Liability Claim?

Every structure has a safe maximum number of people it can accommodate at a time. When the maximum is exceeded at any time, the owner is considered to have overcrowded the structure.

Overcrowding premises is mainly discouraged because it can lead to accidents or compound injuries during accidents. This is especially true if the entire floor is held above the ground by wood or metal support.

As the owner or manager of the premises, you may be held liable for any injuries or death that occur following premise accidents that can be attributed to overcrowding. Florida law prohibits property owners from allowing in more than the structure is built to withstand. During social gatherings or any other events that may attract crowds, it is important to be in the event to ensure the number of guests doesn’t exceed the legal maximum.

In case an accident happens and some of your …