Helping South Florida Recover Compensation From Negligent Security Injuries

Protecting Your Rights When Someone Else Failed To Protect You

Under Florida law, property owners, managers and landlords, all have a duty to provide reasonable security to those who visit or live on their property.

Those injured in a violent attack or during an incident of theft, vandalism may be able to seek legal recourse if it was the result of inadequate security on the premises.

What Is Classified As Inadequate Security?

Inadequate security falls under Florida's premises liability law, which outlines that if a person is a victim of a crime that occurred on someone else's property, whether it's a condominium or apartment building, retail store, restaurant or hotel, the property owner may be held liable if:

  • The owner of the property owed the person a duty of care and
  • The owner of the property breached that duty of care

Examples Of Inadequate Property Security

There are many scenarios that give rise to a premises liability claim due to inadequate security. A few common examples include:

  • Poor lighting in parking lots, stairs or hallways
  • Bad locks on doors or windows
  • Malfunctioning alarms or security cameras
  • Poor perimeter protection such as gaps in fences
  • Security guard negligence
  • Untrained staff
  • Failure to monitor security cameras
  • Failure to respond to emergencies

The Importance Of Hiring The Right Lawyer To Handle Your Case

In Florida, premises liability laws place the burden on the victims to prove a property owner or manager was negligent in providing adequate security. Reaching out to a knowledgeable premises liability attorney as soon as possible is important.

How Our Legal Team Can Help You File A Claim

At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles, our skilled lawyers have more than three decades of experience standing up for the rights of those located throughout South Florida, including West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach County, who have been seriously injured due to inadequate security.

How We Will Handle Your Case

Our experienced team will work hard to prove your case by:

  • Creating a personalized strategy: Over a free consult, we will sit down with you to discuss your case in detail and outline a strategy for holding the at-fault party accountable.
  • Working with security experts: We work with you to investigate the property and document incidents of crime that may have taken place in the past. If a pattern of crime arises from inadequate security, then it strengthens your case of negligent security.
  • Gathering important information: We will thoroughly document your injuries, gather medical records and solicit opinions from specialists all in an effort to determine how your injuries will affect you into the future and the amount of full and fair compensation that should be awarded in your case.
  • Pursuing maximum compensation from every possible source: We will work to pursue compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the at-fault party. In some instances, we can recover Social Security Disability benefits if your injury leaves you unable to work for a long period of time.

Call us today at 561-331-5134 to discuss the details of your case. Free consults. Contingency fee arrangements.

If you signed a lease on a property, the lease contract could have a clause that releases the owner for liability resulting from theft or crimes. Although, this is true, do not let this deter you from taking action. A negligence claim could still be established.

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