If You Have Been Injured Due to Negligent Security,
Let Winegar Law Pursue Action for You
A Florida negligent security attorney may able to assist you in recovering monetary compensation for injuries and damages sustained as a result of poor security. In the State of Florida, property owners, managers, and landlords have an affirmative duty to take proper security measures for the benefit of individuals who visit their properties. If they fail to do so, and an individual is injured on their premises, they may be held civilly liable under Florida law.
If you have sustained personal injuries and damages on someone else’s property as a result of a violent attack – or during an incident of theft or vandalism on the property that resulted from inadequate security – you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation. Negligent security attorney Joshua Winegar can meet with you to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case. Our firm is able to help you settle or litigate your case through the Florida court system. Contact Winegar Law at (561) 717-0447.
Defining Inadequate Security Under Florida Law
In Florida, inadequate security falls under the umbrella of premises liability law. Specifically, if a person is the victim of a crime that occurred on property that was owned or operated by someone else, the property owner/operator may be deemed civilly liable under the following circumstances:
- The property owner/operator owed the victim a duty of care – specifically, to take reasonable measures to ensure that the property was secured.
- The property owner/operator breached this duty of care, proximately resulting in the victim’s personal injuries and damages.
The victim may be able to recover monetary compensation for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the property owner’s breach. Damages may include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, emotional distress, psychological or psychiatric harm, and loss of consortium.
Negligent security attorney Joshua Winegar may be able to assist you with proving the legal elements of your claim and helping you obtain damages. Call today at (561) 717-0447.
Common Locations Where Inadequate Security Is a Problem
Inadequate security is often a problem at the following locations:
- Apartment buildings
- Retails stores
- Parking garages
- Public transportation
Some of the most common examples of inadequate security at these locations include the following:
- Poor or absent lighting in parking lots, on staircases, or in hallways
- Faulty or broken locks on windows and doors
- Malfunctioning alarms, security systems, or cameras
- Absence of (or poorly maintained) barriers, such as walls or fences around the property
- Incompetent security personnel or untrained security staff (e.g., failing to properly monitor the premises on a regular basis or failing to pay proper attention to security camera footage on the premises)
- Failure of security personnel to properly respond to emergencies on the property in a timely manner
In these instances, negligent security attorney Joshua Winegar may be able to help you prove that a property owner or manager failed to have adequate security systems or personnel in place on their premises.