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What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security cases happen when someone is the victim of a crime or violent act. The victim then plans to sue the owner of the property where the crime occurred. Negligent security is a type of premise liability to provide compensation for injuries sustained as the result of another person’s criminal or violent action.

Hopefully, the individual who committed the violent act will be imprisoned and justice will be served. But there is more than just physical trauma that occurs after being injured during a crime. You may be able to recover for lost wages, medical costs, and emotional distress by going after the property owner for providing negligent security that led to your attack.

Some examples of crimes that are a result of negligent security can include:

Remember that no property is ever guaranteed to be safe, but adequate lighting, visible security cameras, locks, fences, and alarm systems can drastically reduce violent crimes.

Who is Responsible?

In a negligent security case, there are two parties that can be held responsible – the property owner and the criminal who committed the violent act. The property owner will face a civil suit. The criminal will go to trial through the criminal justice system. So, there are typically multiple cases happening with negligent security. This is why having an attorney on your side is so important in these types of cases.

In Florida, property owners are required to provide a safe location for guests to be on their property. That includes the duty to protect from reasonably foreseeable criminal acts in the future based on knowledge of past attacks.

One of the ways a property owner can ensure their property is safe and reduce the chances of crime happening is to provide adequate security, inspect their property regularly, and take certain precautions to protect the public from crime.

The person who committed the criminal act is also responsible in negligent security cases. This individual will be tried in court like any other criminal and will have his or her own separate trial.

Just as a criminal is unlikely to turn themselves over to the police, a business owner is unlikely to hand you money after your attack, which is why you need an experienced negligent security lawyer by your side. Schedule a free consultation with iLawyerUp today to discuss your case.

What Does the Victim Need to Prove?

In a negligent security case, the victim must prove two things:

Why You Need a Negligent Security Lawyer

The unfortunate reality is that most property owners won’t simply give you money just because you were attacked and injured on their property. The person who assaulted you certainly won’t offer to pay your medical bills. And getting injured can be extremely expensive, especially if those injuries also cause you to be unable to work.

Professional negligent security lawyers have the experience to know how to go after property owners to get them to pay you the compensation you deserve. If you contact iLawyerUp, here’s what we’ll do for you:

And all of this without you paying us a dime upfront. You only pay us if we get you money, and surveys show that people who hire lawyers get, on average, more than 3 times as much money as people who don’t – even after you account for the lawyer’s fees, which you don’t pay unless you get money.

Examples of Negligent Security

Different property types have different security requirements, but some general examples of negligent security include:

Not all examples of negligent security can be listed here, so if you were attacked on somebody else’s property, schedule a free consultation with the professional negligent security lawyers at iLawyerUp to discuss your case. We may be able to find examples of negligent security that resulted in your attack, allowing you to sue the property owner and get compensation for your life-changing injuries.

Compensation for Crime Victims Resulting from Negligent Security

If you were attacked on somebody else’s property as a result of negligent security they provided, you may be entitled to a variety of compensation, including for things like:

An expert crime victim rights lawyer can help determine what compensation you may be eligible for, so schedule a free consultation with iLawyerUp today to discuss your case.

How to Prevent Violent Crimes?

Criminal acts and violent crimes can be prevented when reasonable security measures are taken. Reasonable security measures can include hiring security guards and installing cameras. Negligent security might involve failing to employ enough security guards, not fixing broken locks on security gates, not repairing or improving poor lighting, or having knowledge of past attacks and doing nothing to prevent future attacks from happening.

Our Florida Negligent Security Attorneys Can Help

If you were the victim of a heinous crime that occurred in a public place, it can cause you to feel unsafe in your own neighborhood. When injuries happen during a crime due to negligent security, you have the right to seek legal action for your pain and suffering.

Our Florida lawyers are experienced in handling negligent security cases. We help you navigate the complexities of these matters and get you the money owed to you by negligent property owners.

We serve residents of Hollywood, Hallandale, Sunny Isles, and beyond in our Aventura, FL office. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation. We may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve after your attack.

Negligent Security FAQs

If you get injured due to negligent security, you may experience a variety of physical and emotional effects due to your attack, such as:

  • Hospital and other medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Future bills for medical treatment
  • Financial hardship
  • Permanent disability
  • Expensive medications
  • Inability to enjoy previous activities or hobbies
  • Reduced future earning potential
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • Flashbacks of the crime
  • Feelings of fear or anxiety
  • Alcohol or other substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Nightmares or trouble sleeping
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Feelings of embarrassment or shame
  • Thoughts of suicide

If you have experienced any of these devastating consequences after being attacked on somebody else’s property, schedule a free consultation with the expert Florida negligent security lawyers at iLawyerUp.

Business owners are responsible for putting reasonable effort into keeping their guests safe from foreseeable harm. Depending on the likelihood of a crime occurring on their property, business owners must take measures to protect people like providing ample lighting, working security cameras, and locking doors.

The reasonable measures businesses must take to keep their guests safe vary depending on the type of business and its location. For example, a 24-hour gas station in a high-crime part of town must do more to protect its customers than a grocery store with limited hours in an affluent, low-crime neighborhood.

If you were attacked on a business’s property (including the parking lot), contact iLawyerUp to discuss your case and whether you can hold the business owner liable for your injuries.

A “foreseeable act” means a business owner knew – or should have known – that a particular type of crime could occur on their property and they did not do enough to prevent it. You (or your lawyer) must be able to prove that crimes like the one that impacted you have happened at that property, or nearby properties like it, so the owner knew that another crime could occur on their property.

A negligent security case is about proving that a property owner did not do enough to prevent a foreseeable crime from occurring on their property. Typically, that means showing there wasn’t enough lighting, security cameras weren’t working properly, or they didn’t have trained security guards on the premises when they were warranted.

An expert negligent security lawyer can help determine whether your attack was a foreseeable act, so make an appointment with iLawyerUp today.

The best way to know if you have a negligent security case is to have a free consultation with the expert negligent security attorneys at iLawyerUp. We’ll discuss your attack and determine whether or not it’s worth pursuing a negligent security case.

You only pay us if we get you money, so there’s absolutely no risk to you to have a consultation. People who hire personal injury lawyers get an average of 3 times more money than those who don’t – and that’s even after the lawyer’s fees are taken out.

Schedule your Florida negligent security consultation with iLawyerUp today. We may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries to help you move on after your attack.

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