Tampa Negligent Security Attorneys
Property and businesses owners have a duty to protect individuals from foreseeable violent criminal conduct. Whether the victim of a serial rapist in a poorly lit shopping center or hotel parking lot, a child molested or negligently injured at a trusted day care or an employee who is the target of violent crime at their workplace, state law protects those innocently injured while on another’s property due to inadequate or negligent security measures.
For almost 20 years, our Tampa negligent security attorneys have successfully represented thousands of persons injured by negligence in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Orlando and throughout the state. If you have been injured by a criminal act because a business owner failed to institute safety measures to deter such a crime, you may be entitled compensation for your medical bills, wage loss, pain, suffering and emotional damages. With over $50 Million in jury verdicts and negotiated settlements, the Fernandez Firm is a leading Florida personal injury law firm and experienced in prosecuting security negligence cases.
Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Business
No employer or business owner wants a crime to occur on their property. However failure to implement sufficient security precautions often results in third-party attacks on employee and customers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 2 million American’s are injured each year due to violence in and around the workplace. Negligent security resulting in violent criminal attacks can occur at:
- Apartment complexes
- Hotels and Motels
- Day Care Facilities & Schools
- University/College dorms and campuses
- Shopping Centers & Malls
- Bars & Private Clubs
- Theme/Amusement Parks
- Other public buildings and property
Security Negligence? Qualified Negligent Security Attorneys
Property owners are required to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, warning persons of potential dangers on the premises and protecting those legally on the property from injury due to foreseeable criminal conduct. Security negligence may include the following actions:
- Failing to install video surveillance cameras
- Failing to ensure adequate lighting in parking lots and common areas
- Failing to install appropriate door locks
- Failing to erect protective fencing
- Failing to restrict building access
- Failing to run criminal background checks on tenants and employees
- Failing to hire a security company to patrol the property
- Failing to establish security policies and procedures
Failure to reasonably secure one’s property against foreseeable criminal acts may permit an injured victim to file a lawsuit seeking compensation against a property owner for security negligence. Foreseeability is the traditional basis to impose owner liability but can be difficult to prove. Given the complexity involved of these cases, injured victims should hire a negligent security attorney dedicated to protecting their legal rights and experienced in handling negligent security cases.
Free Legal Consultations – Call Today!
If you have questions regarding a personal injury or wrongful death claim resulting from inadequate security at a business or public area, contact our Tampa negligent security law firm today at 1-800-222-8163. Our Tampa attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and your legal consultation is FREE.
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