PEOPLE IN FLORIDA WHO HAVE BEEN INJURED AS A RESULT OF A CRIMINAL ACT ON THE PROPERTY OF A BUSINESS (HOTEL, RESTAURANT, STORE, APARTMENT) MAY HAVE A CLAIM AGAINST THE PROPERTY OWNER OR OPERATOR FOR INADEQUATE OR NEGLIGENT SECURITY
Knowing who is liable for your injuries as a result of criminal conduct can be extremely difficult to determine without proper legal assistance. There is a legal duty to protect from harm, which is owed to customers by business owners, to guests by landowners, and any other property owners who have people coming and going from their premises. This duty requires proper protection from third party intentional criminal activity which the landowner could reasonably foresee. A landowner can be held liable for sustained injuries from the criminal act, if when the act occurred, it could be reasonably expected in light of the surrounding circumstances.
If a property, or business owner does not take sufficient measures in providing security, then the possibility of injury resulting from criminal activity increases for anyone on or near the premises. This becomes easier to prove if the attack took place in a high crime area, and Madalon Law takes the steps to demonstrate criminal activity through crime grids.
There are entirely too many scenarios where failing to provide adequate security resulted in senseless criminal attacks on innocent people. Every location will justifiably require different levels of security depending on the geographic location. There are many different ways for which a property, or business owner can takes measures to provided adequate security, including but not limited to:
- Properly Lighting an Area
- Employing Security Guards
- Posting Visually Accessible Cameras
- Securing Gates/Fences with Adequate Locking Mechanisms
The unfortunate reality is that most situations which bring cause to a claim of negligent security involve extremely violent situations which result in horrible injuries and even death. Proper security works as a preventative measure against crimes such as robberies, shootings, stabbings, rapes, and everything in between.
Inadequate security can prove to establish a claim for negligence in a variety of situations involving criminal activity. Some of the most frequent attacks occur at the ATMs of banks and gas stations. Criminals are drawn to these property types for the obvious ‘quick strike’ of unsuspecting victims. The fact that these locations are more prone to criminal activity makes them areas which would require a stronger measure of security. In order for you to effectively proceed with a possible claim of negligent security, it is important for you to be familiar with the laws in Florida. Consulting with an attorney who is well equipped to analyze the facts of your case and determine the best strategy for moving forward is something that you should seriously consider.
FORT LAUDERDALE NEGLIGENT SECURITY ATTORNEYS OFFERING FREE CONSULTATIONS FOR VICTIMS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Far too often innocent people become victims of criminal behavior. If you received injuries, or someone you know received injuries or died as a result of a criminal attack, you may have a claim for negligent security against the property owners or operators. The legal team at Madalon Law knows exactly what steps to take in getting your case heard. Do not allow the confusion of what needs to be done prevent you from recovering what you are entitled to. Contact our Fort Lauderdale or Miami office today to speak to an attorney about your injuries due to negligent security.