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Negligent Security

Negligent Security

 

What if you are attacked or the victim of a crime on someone else’s property, especially if that property happens to be owned by a business? If a business owner or owner of other private property has not taken the proper precautions to protect your safety, you may have a claim for negligent security under premises liability law.

 

How safe a building or property needs to depend on several factors, including its location, its function, and other factors, including neighborhood crime. At Nation Lawyers, we can help you determine whether or not you have been a victim of negligent security measures and help you recover any claims for pain, suffering, and emotional distress. 

 

A claim for negligent security under premises liability law includes all types of crime as long as it happened on someone else’s property, including:

 

  • Assault, at a business, parking lot, or any private building
  • Robbery, at an ATM or a Drive-Thru
  • Being Shot on private property
  • Any other crime that occurs at a
    • Hotel
    • Apartment
    • College or University
    • Business Campus
    • Mall
    • Or More

 

Whose Responsibility Is It?

 

Being the victim of a crime can be traumatic and painful, and the last thing you want to do is worry that it may be your fault. But a business or commercial property owner has a responsibility to provide a proper amount of security and to keep you safe when inviting you onto their property. If they have not kept their building reasonably secure and kept you out of harm’s way, you may have a case.

 

Negligent security does not mean that you still do not have a responsibility to stay safe yourself and keep out of harm’s way. Still, it does mean that a building owner or property manager must take reasonable precautions to ensure your safety when you are on their premises. For example, if a parking lot in a shopping center is not well lit, and you are assaulted or mugged, it could be a case of negligent security if the property owners knew about the lighting situation.

 

Security guards are also necessary when it comes to negligent security cases. If you run into a situation where there is not enough security in a high crime area, for example, and something happens to you, it may be the fault of the property owner for not providing enough security in the first place to secure the area.

 

What If I Am A Victim Of Negligent Security?

 

A situation that arises due to negligent security may cause you all kinds of physical and emotional distress. Moreover, like any crime where you are assaulted, robbed, or hurt, you may incur medical bills, find yourself out of work, or worse.

 

If you were hurt or injured during a crime of any sort on another person’s property and have suffered from any of the following, you may need an attorney:

 

  • Medical Bills
  • Job Loss
  • Permanent Injury
  • Death of a Loved One
  • Psychological Distress
  • Pain and Suffering

 

We Can Help Make You Whole Again

 

Our experienced team of negligent security attorneys at Nation Lawyers can help make you whole again no matter what has happened to you. Even if the property owners claim that they are not negligent, or you think that you may not have a case, call us today and we will investigate everything that happened. You should not let a poorly lit parking lot or an area without proper security ruin your life. Whatever the circumstances may have been, our team of attorneys can help.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I prove my case was caused by negligent security?

 

There are a few things you need to prove in a negligent security case, including that a property owner failed in their basic duty to provide security. You also need to prove damages as well. At Nation Lawyers, we can investigate your case to see if you have a claim.

 

Is there a statute of limitations on how long I have to file my case?

 

There is. In Florida, you have four years from the date of the incident. If you are unsure if you are within the statute of limitations, contact our team at Nation Lawyers immediately. 

 

What kind of damages can I receive?

 

There are two types of damages for which you can make a claim, including compensatory damages, which are meant to make you whole, and punitive damages, which are intended to punish the property owner.

 

What does comparative fault mean?

 

Comparative fault means that fault is apportioned by percentage among all wrongdoers. If a property owner is found to be 90 percent at fault, then damages are awarded accordingly.

 

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