I was attacked in a West Palm Beach shopping mall parking lot. Not only did I lose my purse, but I also sustained a broken arm and other injuries. Can I sue the mall owners for my medical bills?
A: It depends on the circumstances of the attack. In most cases, the owners of a business are responsible for making sure that visitors are safe while on their property. Reasonable security measures for a shopping mall would include adequate lighting and security guards. If crimes are a regular occurrence in the area, the mall owners would have a duty to warn the public or post extra security to ensure customer safety.
If you can prove that the mall owners were negligent in their duty to protect their customers, you may be able to claim compensation for your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost income.
If you were injured in a West Palm Beach parking lot attack, you may have a Florida negligent security claim. To learn more, gather any documentation about your accident - including police reports, medical records and any bills that are related to your injury - and contact Florida premises liability attorney David Glatthorn at 888-340-2620.Ask to schedule a free consultation, and Mr. Glatthorn will be able to tell you if you have a Florida premises liability claim.
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