Negligent Security Accidents
Did you know that Florida property owners are legally required to ensure the safety of their property? If they don’t, and someone gets injured on the property, they can be charged with negligent security.
Negligent security accidents cover a wide range of incidents from trips and falls to assaults and even murder. Lately, some courts have even added terrorist attacks and cyberattacks under the umbrella of negligent security. What this means for the victims is that there is legal recourse available to you to both receive compensation for your injuries and help prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.
Negligent security can exist in many places, including:
- Apartments and condominiums.
- Hotels and motels.
- Colleges and universities.
- Shopping centers, malls, and retail establishments.
- Bars and private clubs.
- Amusement parks.
- Offices and places of work.
The Beregovich Law Firm handles many types of negligent security cases in Florida. We work with victims to establish the facts of the case and prove that the property owner was negligent in his/her duty to keep the property safe.
A Duty To Prevent Foreseeable Acts
A key tenant of Florida negligent security laws is that the injury must have resulted because of an action or inaction on the part of the property owner. Florida property owners are required to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable dangers on their property. This includes things like being aware of crime in the area and adding security lights to make the property safer and dissuade criminal activity. Likewise, properties with pools should have gates, locks, or safety measures that prevent children from accessing the pool without an adult. Broken steps and sidewalks should be fixed to prevent falls. If risks exist and the property owner takes no action to minimize those risks, a negligent security lawsuit may be filed.
Lawsuits hinge on the foreseeability of the incident, which can be difficult to prove. Consultation with our personal injury attorney can establish the facts and determine whether or not you have a case.
For a free assessment of your situation, contact The Beregovich Law Firm at (800) 631-9009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.