Negligent Security Attorneys
Serving Vero Beach, Okeechobee and Port St. Lucie
Graves Thomas Injury Law Group specializes in negligent security cases for clients throughout Florida. Joe Graves is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney that understands the importance of helping you receive the money you deserve for any serious injuries due to negligent security on commercial or business property.
What Are Negligent Security Claims?
Negligent security is any type of claim against property owners related to injuries or damages suffered by customers or visitors due to lack of reasonable security measures. Accidents, injuries, and crimes related to a complete or partial lack of adequate security is the basis for a Negligent Security claim.
Property owners remain responsible for providing adequate security for each guest or customer. Failing to take reasonable measures in providing security can result in negligent security claims if someone is the victim of a crime. Reaching out to a negligent security lawyer is always important if you have reason to believe that a lack of security was one of the reasons for a crime or injury.
Additional Examples of Negligent Security
Negligent security claims can often occur due to poor lighting or a lack of security cameras. Not hiring enough security guards may also result in negligent security. Insufficient security in a public area creates a major risk for crime, whether it’s at a restaurant, mall, school, nightclub, office building, or any public space. Premises liability law requires property owners to take certain actions to ensure that a property is safe for visitors.
How to Prove Negligent Security Claims
Negligent security cases are a part of premises liability law in Florida. A security negligence lawyer will need to prove four key elements to reach a successful claim. These four elements include:
- The property owner was responsible for duty of care
- The property owner breached this agreement
- The breach resulted in you being a crime victim and suffering injuries
- You suffered damages due to inadequate security
Types of Guests On a Property
Florida law classifies various types of guests, as each one is owed a different duty of care.
Invitees receive the highest duty of care, whether it’s business-related or if it’s a customer visiting a store or restaurant. Property owners are required to warn of any dangers, maintain a safe property, and take additional steps to prevent any foreseeable crime.
Licensees can either be invited or uninvited, but each one is owed a different duty of care. An invited licensee receives the same duty of care as invitees, while uninvited licensees receive a much lower duty of care because they are on the property but without business purposes.
Trespassers are owed the smallest duty of care besides intentionally or negligently causing them injury or harm. However, exceptions do apply, especially if it involves children.
Compensation Process for Negligent Security Settlements
The Bureau of Victim Compensation will provide benefits for anyone a victim of crime in Florida, such as disability allowance, medical and non-medical treatment, wage loss reimbursement, counseling, and much more. Using a negligent security lawyer can help guide you through this entire process. A personal injury claim against the property owner due to poor security may also be pursued by your lawyer.
Reach Out to Graves Thomas Injury Law Group for Negligent Security Claims
The Graves Thomas Injury Law Group will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive adequate compensation if you are harmed by non-existent security. Our team is always happy to answer any of your questions, and we will promptly return your phone calls and emails to keep you up to date. Contact Graves Thomas Injury Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about negligent security settlements.
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