Negligent Security in Florida:Do You Have A Case?

Did you recently get into an accident because of negligence in security? If you do, you should know that you have every right to file a claim and get the compensation you deserve. Commercial establishments that are open to the public are required to have a safe environment. Poor lighting, sub-par security guards, and other factors may put the lives of individuals at risk, and in this case, someone must be held liable.

You will be surprised at the huge amount of property owners who deny their responsibility and blame the criminal.

Negligent security is the failure to provide an adequate amount of safety and security measures.

Here are some examples of inadequate security measures:

• No security guards
• Lack of security cameras
• Lack of adequate lighting

Places Where You May Experience Negligence in Security

There are several places where your security may be compromised, and it’s crucial you are aware of them:

• Parking lots
• Convenience stores
• Hotels & motels
• Public housing
• Strip malls
• Bars and clubs
• Apartment complexes

Property owners in the state have a legal responsibility to maintain property in safe conditions to protect against foreseeable crimes. This includes having enough lighting, replacing broken windows and doors, installing proper locks, having security guards, and many more.

Keep in mind: not all property owners in the state can be liable when a crime occurs within the premises. Each case will still depend on the specific facts of crime.

Negligent Security & Private Property

Negligent security can also apply to private properties. For example, if you suffer injuries on private property, you can file a case against the owner of the property. However, you need to prove that you’re a victim of negligent security:

• Prove that the owner of the property failed to install reasonable security measures
• Prove you suffered injuries and financial damages
• Prove the damages are directly related to the lack of security on the property

Negligent security can significantly impact your life, and unfortunately, everyone can become victims of this is property owners are not vigilant and they fail to secure their properties.

A victim of negligent security may suffer financial losses due to time off work, theft, medical bills, and injuries. Moreover, there is also emotional distress that comes with it, along with post-traumatic disorder for some. Some victims also tend to fall into withdrawal or social isolation that can be detrimental to one’s overall well being.

Moreover, those who are victims of robbery, rape, shootings, or assault may never recover emotionally and physically. With that, negligence in security must be taken seriously.

Property owners, whether private or commercial, should go to the extent to ensure their property is safe. Good security measures aren’t only for property owners, but they’re also for other people who will enter the property.

Hire a Lawyer

If you think you or a loved one is a victim of negligent security, it’s best to consult with a lawyer to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. A lawyer will help you through the process and ensure you’re on the right track.

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