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Have you or a loved one been a victim of a serious crime at an apartment building, hotel, convenience store, bar, concert, parking lot, or while visiting a business of some kind due to negligent security?
You may have a valuable claim for a substantial amount of money that you can use to get your life back on track.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security is the lack of adequate or proper security based on the circumstances.
Property owners have a duty to keep others safe from harm, including from criminal assault. Because many of these crimes could have been avoided through adequate security, if property owners fail to take adequate safety measures or to warn visitors of dangerous conditions, they can be held liable for your damages.
A property owner’s duties of care concerning security will depend on factors such as the location’s history of crime and the crime rate in the neighborhood.
If another property owner reasonably would have, or could have, done more to keep the area secure, the owner of the property where the crime occurred could be liable for victims’ damages.
Who is liable for Negligent Security and who will we sue?
The type of property where your injury occurred affects the investigation we will undertake, as well as the monetary award in your claim. We file lawsuits against the owners of the property, as well as the owner of property’s parking lot, where you or a loved one were injured. Some of the types of properties that can be found to be liable for negligent security include:
- Apartment Buildings and Condominium Complexes
- Schools, Colleges, Universities, and their student dorms
- Shopping Malls & Shopping Plazas
- Hotels & Motels
- RV & Trailer Parks
- Retail Stores
- Grocery stores
- Gas Stations & Convenience Stores
- Banks and ATM’s
- Night clubs
- Concert grounds
- Concert halls
- Sporting Arenas
- Office Buildings
- Nursing homes
What compensation is available for injuries caused by Negligent Security?
Every case is different, and no attorney can or should promise you a specific amount of money that you will be awarded, but there is a sizable list of potential damages a person can seek after being injured due to negligent security. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Bodily harm
- Mental anguish
- Loss of income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium or relations with one’s spouse or partner
When should I hire an attorney to file a lawsuit?
Under Florida Statute 95.11, the deadline, or statute of limitations, for filing a personal injury lawsuit such as a negligent security lawsuit in Florida is four years from the date of the injury . If you’re suing on behalf of a loved one who died from their injuries, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit, but you must do so within two years of the death.
With negligent security cases, time is of the essence and you should move quickly after an incident to hire an attorney. As time passes, valuable video surveillance gets written over and deleted. As more time passes, valuable witnesses move away, or get spoken to by property owners and the lawyers for the insurance companies that represent them. Our attorneys have reviewed thousands of criminal investigations and know that you should not and cannot simply depend on the police to gather all of the necessary evidence for your negligent security case. Our attorneys know about how criminal investigations work and know how to get evidence that other attorneys simply do not know how to get. We know how the property owner’s and their insurance companies will try to attack your case and lower your monetary award because we employ attorneys who used to work for property owners and insurance companies. We want to help, but you must act quickly for the best possible result.
What does it cost to sue a property owner for Negligent Security?
Absolutely no one with a negligent security case is ever turned away from our law firm due to their financial situation. The negligent security attorneys at Perez Mayoral, P.A. operate on a contingency fee basis. This means your initial consultation is free, you pay no hourly fees, and if you don’t win compensation, you owe us nothing and you pay us nothing. We only make money when you make money.
How do I start my Negligent Security case with the attorneys at Perez Mayoral, P.A.?
Call or email our firm today to get a free consultation. When you call, you will speak to one of our attorney’s team members, who will briefly interview you about the facts of your case. That team member will provide that information to one of our attorneys the same day. Upon reviewing your case, one of our attorneys will reach out to you directly so that we can have a one-on-one conversation about your case, about what happened, and about where we can go from here. It’s important that you know that everything you say to any attorney or team member at our firm is kept 100% confidential, in accordance with the strict rules of the Florida Bar.
This will likely be the most important legal matter that you deal with in your life. The way we practice law is to treat it like the most important legal matter in our lives as well. We greatly look forward to helping you.