If I’m opening a food truck and the landowner where we are trying to operate wants to know if someone stepping out of a vehicle or pulling in to our lot causes an accident, can either of us be held liable?

Will the vehicle operators be liable?

Asked on October 21, 2015 under Accident Law, Florida


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If the food truck is NOT at fault in the accident, the vehicle operators/owners are NOT liable.  
If the food truck is at fault in the accident, the vehicle operators/owners are liable.
The landowner is liable regardless of whether the person stepping out of a vehicle or pulling into the lot is or is not at fault in the accident.  The landowner is liable for accidents/injuries that occur on the property based on premises liability.

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