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Negligent Security in Florida – Premises Liability Claims
Negligent security is a special type of premises liability claim where a person is injured by a third-party on another’s property. Often times an attacker will take advantage of the lack of lighting, fences, locks, security cameras, or security guards at a particular location to assault and rob unaware guests or passersby. In extreme cases, these assaults may result catastrophic injury or death. A number of factors can contribute to unsafe conditions, including those created by third-party attacks. In many cases the victim may be able to recover for his or her injuries from the property owner. Landlords, business owners, universities and colleges, commercial and residential property owners, and others in possession or ownership of property may be found liable for negligent security. To recover damages in a premises liability case, the injured party must prove that a dangerous condition existed on the property; the owner or possessor knew or should have known of the condition; the owner or possessor failed to take reasonable steps to eliminate or reduce the danger; and this failure was the proximate cause of the injury. A dangerous condition exists when something on the property presents an unreasonable risk to people on the property that may not be obvious to them. Recent negligent security law suggests that courts are willing to extend the theory of premises liability for negligent security to injuries arising from injuries at school, work, and, if you live in a rental property, even in your own home.
If you or a loved one have been attacked at school, work, a hotel, or in a home or apartment you are renting, and believe that your injury could have been prevented by the property owner implementing better security measures, you need an attorney that has experience in dealing with negligent security claims by your side to make sure you receive all the benefits and compensation you are entitled to as a result of your injury. You need experienced and aggressive attorneys like Dan Newlin & Partners to help you get everything to which you may be entitled. Call us at (407) 888-8000 for a free consultation and to have all your questions answered regarding your injury.
I sincerely hope that you find this information helpful. If you have any questions concerning what to do after a negligent security case, or what option are available to you, please feel free to call or contact us, at anytime for answers, information and/or a free consultation.