When Can You File a Case For Negligent Security?

Negligent security lawsuits can help people who have been injured due to inadequate security measures. If you or a loved one has been injured due to inadequate security, People for Law can help you file a lawsuit and recover damages.

Florida premises liability laws state that property owners and managers have a basic duty to take precautions to maintain a reasonable standard of safety on their premises. Property owners and managers are required to take measures such as maintaining adequate lighting, security cameras, fencing, security phones and alarms, or hiring and supervising security personnel to prevent any foreseeable criminal acts. When the following criminal acts occur as a result of the property owner or manager’s negligence, the victim may file a case for negligent security:

  • Assault
  • Shooting
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Death

Besides foreseeability, the liability of third persons for crimes committed on premises may also apply in a negligent security lawsuit. This law states that while a property owner or company is liable to control a third person’s actions, certain exceptions exist, such as if the property owner is in control of— the premises, the individual who has committed the crime, and the instrumentality of the harm.

Suppose the property owner has failed to implement adequate security measures despite being aware of the prevalence of similar criminal activity in the area. In that case, they can be held responsible under the temporal proximity law. To determine this, the law examines similar crimes near the property in the last two years.

Why You Need To File a Negligent Security Case

The criminal justice system is designed to punish offenders, but it does not provide financial security for the victims following the incident. Neither does it recover damages for your pain and suffering. Even if the court orders restitution for medical bills or property damage, obtaining them proves challenging.

As the criminal justice system isn’t designed to help victims recover unpaid compensation, it becomes crucial for victims to file a civil lawsuit against the property owner under the guidance of Negligent Security Attorneys.As the criminal justice system isn’t designed to help victims recover unpaid compensation, it becomes crucial for victims to file a civil lawsuit against the property owner under the guidance of Negligent Security Attorneys. Property owners often have insurance for certain liabilities. By filing a negligent security case, you may be able to recover your total damages caused by the negligence of the property owner or managers.

It is a sad reality where violence can occur at any time and anywhere. A large number of violent crimes are acts of opportunity. If you have sustained injuries on public property because the property owner failed to address potential dangers or meet reasonable safety standards, you can hold them accountable. Examples of negligent security include:

  • Shootings and attacks at gas stations, convenience stores, or apartment complexes.
  • Shootings inside nightclubs or parking lots.
  • Sexual assault at business parking garages, apartment complexes, and common areas.
  • Robberies and attacks at ATMs, sports stadiums, amusement parks, and their parking lots.

People For Law Holds The Perpetrators Responsible

Lack of sufficient security measures on premises inevitably leads to criminal activity and violence. 

When property owners or managers fail to take appropriate measures to mitigate the risk of violence, we will hold them accountable for you.

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of valuables or personal effects
  • Mental or emotional distress in case of violent crimes

At People for Law, we fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Premises liability cases tend to be highly complex, especially negligent security cases. But this won’t deter our negligent security attorneys. Our Negligent Security Lawyers will leverage their knowledge and experience and never settle for less than what you need to stay afloat financially while you recover from your injuries and trauma. We will build a strong case to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Unless we win your case, you don’t pay because we understand how difficult it can be after an unexpected incident throws your life off track.