Victim of a Violent Crime? You May Have a Florida Negligent Security Claim
Were you robbed at a dimly-lit Palm Beach ATM or attacked in an empty Boynton Beach parking lot?
Every day, hundreds of people become victims of crime in Palm Beach County. In many cases, the crime could have been prevented had the property owner taken simple precautions to prevent such crimes.
You should be able to bank, shop, and go about your business without fear of violent crime. Property and business owners in Florida have a duty to keep those who are lawfully visiting their premises safe from harm. This means that they must do their best to protect visitors and customers from crime. If they fail to take appropriate safety measures or to warn patrons of dangerous conditions and an injury or crime occurs, a business or property owner may be held liable for negligent security.
Examples of negligent security in Florida:
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequately patrolled parking lots
- Broken door locks, alarm systems, gates, or fences
- No secure entry way
- Lack of security guards
- Lack of surveillance cameras
- Insufficient surveillance
- Lack of warning about criminal activity in an area
These conditions can lead to:
- Criminal attack
If you have been a victim of a crime while at a business or other property, a West Palm Beach premises liability attorney can help you determine if you have a Florida personal injury claim.
Any crime can have a lasting impact on your physical and emotional well-being. When negligent security causes a crime, the victim has the right to seek compensation for his or her injuries and emotional distress. West Palm Beach premises liability attorney David Glatthorn fights to protect the rights of Florida injury victims and to make sure that they are fully compensated for their losses.
Damages in a premises liability case may include:
- Past and future medical treatment
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
For more information about premises liability in Florida, request a free copy of David Glatthorn's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim. If you would like to discuss your claim with a West Palm Beach premises liability attorney, contact David Glatthorn at 866-976-1629.