Victims of Crime May Have A Cause of Action For Negligent Security
Negligent security lawsuits, also referred to as inadequate security cases, arise out of a property owner’s failure to take reasonable security measures at their place of business. If the lack of security leads to a serious injury or wrongful death, the crime victim may file a negligent security lawsuit. These types of cases are filed in civil court to recover money damages such as those for medical bills and pain and suffering.
Property owners have a duty to protect invitees on their property from crimes that are reasonably foreseeable. The general rule in Florida is that any crime occurring within a half-mile radius of the property in the preceding three years can be used as evidence of the foreseeability of a future crime.
A negligent security attorney must prove the following in order to prevail in a preventable crime negligence claim:
- That the property owner owed a legal duty to protect the injured party;
- That the legal dutywas breached by failing to provide proper security;
- That the breach causedthe injury complained of; and
- That the plaintiff suffered damages.
As negligent security attorneys, we regularly handle inadequate security cases resulting in serious injuries. Common negligent security lawsuit injuries include:
- Wrongful Death
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Beatings and Fights
A variety of property types can give rise to a negligent security claim. In Florida, crime victims have recovered due to negligent security at properties such as:
- Bars and Nightclubs
- Apartment Complexes
- Gas Stations
- Hospitals and Care Facilities
My family member has been the victim of violent crime at a business. Do I have a negligent security case? The validity of your crime victim civil lawsuit depends on the facts. Each case is different. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed, you should speak with negligent security attorney Matthew A. Goldberger. The consultation is free. Call us today at 561-659-8337 or get in touch with the form below to speak with a negligent security lawyer now.