Property owners have a duty to keep their guests and tenants safe from harm. Generally, there is no duty to protect against a crime committed by a third person. However, Florida law extends the duty to protect against foreseeable criminal acts, which are any acts that the owner could have taken reasonable measures to prevent. Depending on the scenario, negligent property ownership includes poor lighting, non-functioning door locks, or lack of security cameras and guards when the owner knows the risks of attacks.
When a guest or tenant is a victim of crime because the owner did not take sufficient means to protect them, then that’s potentially a negligent security case in a premises liability context.
If you or a family member have suffered a preventable attack, our negligent security attorneys will work to get you the compensation you need and deserve. The expense from medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering can add up quickly. By bringing a claim and holding the property owner or security company responsible, you also encourage them to fix their lax protective measures which can save other families from future attacks and injury.
Before any insurance company contacts you to settle your personal injury claim, contact the Law Offices of Jorge Abreu, P.L. and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys.