Businesses have a duty to keep their customers safe with adequate security. Although it is impossible to prevent all criminal acts, businesses have an obligation to take necessary measures to avoid foreseeable dangers, such as a robbery.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries because of negligent security measures in Tallahassee, Florida, you could be entitled to compensation. We invite you to contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Call today: 800-896-1221.
We Help Victims of Negligent Security
You can hold property owners liable for your injuries and damages if they fail to provide adequate security and you suffered injury by a third party. A Tallahassee negligent security lawyer can examine your case to determine if the owner did not show reasonable care to prevent you from being injured.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC accepts various types of negligent security cases, including those that take place in:
- Nightclubs, bars, and restaurants
- Convenience stores and gas stations
- Shopping malls
- Amusement parks
- Recreational and sports complexes
- Stadiums and performing arts centers
- Public transportation vehicles
- Parking garages and parking lots
- Condominiums and apartment complexes
If you have suffered a terrible ordeal, you should not have to continue to suffer because of a negligent property owner.
For a free legal consultation with a negligent security lawyer serving Tallahassee, call (800)-896-1221
Awards in Similar Cases
Although past results do not guarantee future outcomes, we can help pursue the compensation to which you may be entitled, which may include:
- Lost pay for the time that you missed work due to injuries
- Medical care (including ambulance, surgery, rehabilitation, prescription medicine, and any recommended follow-up treatment)
- Damages for lost or damaged personal property
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
If you are severely injured, we may also pursue compensation for disability, disfigurement, and diminished enjoyment or quality of life. Contact us today for a free consultation with a member of our firm.
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How I Could Recover Compensation in a Negligent Security Case
Negligent security is defined as a form of premises liability by the Florida Bar, which means that a property owner who allows people to enter an unsafe dwelling or building may be held liable for any injuries and awards. An “unsafe” dwelling could have uneven or broken floors, but it can also mean inadequate security for foreseeable dangers.
What Foreseeable Danger Means
Obviously, a business cannot prevent or predict every type of threat or criminal act. However, the courts recognize that businesses owe their guests basic security measures to keep people safe from foreseeable dangers.
- Jewelry stores can attract thieves, so these businesses might have closed-circuit cameras with recording capability, alarms, and a vault or safe.
- Nightclubs can be the site of crimes such as assault, rape, robbery, and other violent acts, so they should have adequate safety measures, including security guards and bright lights for parking lots and entrances.
A Tallahassee negligent security lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may collect evidence to establish that the property owner failed to take reasonable measures that could have prevented you from harm. You deserve to know your legal rights, so contact our firm today for a free consultation with a team member.
What We Do to Prove Negligence
All personal injury law depends on the plaintiff (the injured party) establishing how the defendant (the property owner and any related parties) failed to uphold its duty of care, causing your injuries.
Our lawyers understand premises liability laws. We will collect evidence to show how the property owner may be held liable. This evidence could include:
- Photos, videos, or audio recordings
- Witness statements
- Police or accident reports
- Physical evidence
- Proof of your injuries (photos, medical tests, and a written statement from your healthcare provider)
- Any criminal charges against the third party
We may be able to help you recover compensation from the property owner if they failed to prevent the third party from harming you. Ben Crump Law, PLLC has recovered compensation in other personal injury cases and would be open to discussing your case during a free consultation.
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Duty of Care by a Property Owner
Property owners have a legal duty of care to people who are considered invitees or licensees based on Florida Statutes 768.075:
- Invitees are people on the premises for a mutually beneficial transaction, such as shoppers, hotel guests, concert attendees, and others.
- Licensees are individuals who are on the premises for their own purposes, such as a social guest to your home.
There are not many legal protections in Florida law for trespassers, with the exception that a property owner cannot intentionally harm unauthorized visitors.
Our Lawyers Use Evidence to Build a Case
Ben Crump Law, PLLC has the resources to dig deep into your case to secure evidence of liability and negligence. A Tallahassee negligent security lawyer can then use this evidence to show how the property owner may be held accountable for your physical and emotional injuries, as well as financial losses.
Four Elements in a Negligent Security Case
Pursuing financial awards from the liable party depends upon meeting four critical conditions:
- The defendant has a duty to provide basic security measures for their property to prevent you from foreseeable danger.
- The defendant failed to provide this basic security (which might include an alarm system, security guards, or other reasonable measures).
- The plaintiff suffered an injury due to the defendant’s lack of basic security measures.
- The plaintiff now has damages in the form of medical treatment, mental anguish, and other losses.
Florida Statutes 95.11 sets limitations on personal injury lawsuits, including those that involve negligent security. That is why we encourage you to act quickly to secure your rights.
We Are Ready to Help
We cannot erase the trauma of a violent attack, but we can help protect your rights as a victim. A negligent security lawyer serving Tallahassee can help guide you through the legal process toward justice you deserve and the awards to which you may be entitled. For a free consultation, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at 800-896-1221.