Business/property owners have a legal obligation to provide adequate security measures on their premises for visitors, customers, and tenants, including protection from harm caused by criminal acts. However, when they fail to provide that sort of protection, their patrons end up being victims of robbery, rape, injury or death.
Properties where negligent security occurs include:
- Bars and night clubs
- Shopping malls and stores
- Amusement parks
- University Dorms
At Band, Gates & Dramis, P.L., we understand what it takes to obtain monetary damages for your injuries. If you have been a victim of crime which resulted in significant injuries due to negligent security measures on someone else’s premises, our Sarasota personal injury lawyers can help you recover your entitled compensation.
Proving Negligent Security
Since negligent security involves premises liability, you must establish who actually owns or operates the property. Then you must prove that you have been allowed on the premises, as opposed to trespassing. Lastly you must prove that negligence is the reason you were a victim of crime and/or the reason you sustained severe injuries. Just because you were injured on someone else’s premises doesn’t mean you possess a valid claim.
Examples of negligent security include the following:
- Inadequate security cameras
- Improperly trained security staff
- Poor lighting in parking or common areas
- Lack of fences, locks or other security barriers
- Lack of proper security measures
- Knowledge of frequent criminal acts in the area
100+ Years of Legal Experience
Our Sarasota personal injury lawyers have the extensive knowledge of Florida laws and court proceedings in order to help you navigate through the complexities of your case. With over 100 years of combined experience, we possess what it takes to successfully pursue the justice you deserve. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge legal fees for a case unless we are successful in obtaining recovery on your behalf.
Contact our firm and schedule your free consultation today.