Injured in A Crime? You May Have A FL Negligent Security Claim
If a person is injured by someone else's negligence, he has a right to seek financial compensation in a Florida personal injury claim. If the injury is caused by a crime, the victim may have the same rights.
Negligent security is a type of Florida premises liability claim in which a person who becomes a victim of a crime while visiting a business or another person's property can claim damages for the injuries and associated expenses from the property owner.
Landlords, business owners, colleges, and other property owners have the responsibility to ensure the safety of those who are legally visiting their property. They must take reasonable steps to protect against any foreseeable dangers, including crime. If a tenant is attacked in a Boynton Beach apartment because the lobby door is left open or a shopper is assaulted in West Palm Beach because of inadequate lighting in a mall parking lot, the owner of the premises is partially to blame. While the owner didn't cause the crime, his negligence caused conditions that allowed the crime to occur.
If you have a Palm Beach County crime victim, you may pursue a personal injury claim if you and your West Palm Beach premises liability attorney can determine that a third party is responsible for your injury. It is up to your Florida personal injury lawyer to prove that the third party is responsible.
Do you think that you have a Florida negligent security claim? Contact David Glatthorn, a negligent security attorney in West Palm Beach, and ask to schedule a free legal consultation. The number is 888-340-2620.
Learn more in David Glatthorn's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim.