At MLG Injury, our Florida negligent security attorneys know that the last thing our clients are thinking about when visiting friends or family members, going to dinner, shopping, or attending classes is being attacked or becoming a victim of a crime.
We also know that when public and commercial properties lack the proper security, they are placing our residents in harm’s way.
If you have been hurt or tragically lost a loved one because of negligent security in Florida, contact our skilled Florida personal injury lawyers today to review the details of your case, so you can make informed decisions about its direction and hold the liable party accountable for your full financial recovery.
What is Negligent Security in Florida?
Negligent security falls under premises liability personal injury claims.
When a person is injured by a third party on another’s property that is lacking the proper lighting, barriers, locks, security cameras, or personnel, the property owner or operator may be held accountable for the harm that was caused by their negligent security measures.
What are the Most Common Places Where Negligent Security Injuries Occur in Florida?
When business owners or operators leave customers, guests, and even passersby to fend for their own safety while on their property, they may be responsible for the injuries that occur as a result.
When individuals in a mall, hotel, retail outlet, bar or restaurant, college dorm, or anywhere else become a victim of a violent crime due to negligent security, they have the right to recover damages for their injuries.
Negligent security injuries occur in Florida in places where:
- Parking lots, walkways, and stairwells with inadequate lighting
- Elevators, parking lots, and structures with inadequate surveillance
- Security guards are needed but are either not around or not provided
- Security cameras are non-existent or not functioning properly
- Bank ATMs that lack the proper lighting, cameras, or attendants to ensure user safety
- Dorms, hotels, condos, rental homes, or apartments with unlocked doors or non-functioning locks
Who Can Be Held Liable for Negligent Security Injuries in Florida?
Depending on the location where the negligent security injuries occur, one or more parties may be liable for the financial recovery necessary to make the individual who was hurt whole again.
That may include:
- Property managers
- Store owners
- Homeowners’ or condominium owners’ associations
- Security alarm or guard companies
- Shopping mall and retail outlet owners and management companies
- Companies, organizations, or third-parties responsible for education or institution security, including college dorms, university campuses, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living residences
- Owners or managers of bars, restaurants, gas stations, fast-food chains, or retail stores,
If you believe an injurious incident at work, while shopping, at school, in a hotel, or a home or apartment you are renting could have been prevented by the property owner implementing better security measures, contact our skilled negligent security attorneys in Florida today to discuss your case. We can help you hold the negligent party accountable for your full financial recovery, so you can move forward with confidence.
How Can the MLG Injury Negligent Security Attorneys Help with My Case?
To recover damages in a premises liability case, we must prove that several things are true.
- A dangerous condition existed on the property
- An owner or possessor knew or should have known of the condition
- An owner or possessor failed to take reasonable steps to eliminate or reduce the danger
- Their failure was the proximate cause of our client’s injury
It is often difficult to prove a negligent security claim on your own, as the property owner will typically have a corporate attorney and insurance company professionals on their side who will both defend their client’s stance to ensure they are not liable for your financial recovery.
We can help build your case for success using our legal experience and resources, so you are not left paying for your recovery out of pocket.
Contact Our Dedicated Negligent Security Attorneys in Florida for a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one because of negligent security measures, contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling (786) 206-8807.