Everyone likes to feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, individuals sometimes have a false sense of security, and when they are supposed to be safe, they might not be. This is known as negligent security and this can result in harm and injury to someone. Populated areas such as Downtown Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are well known areas for incidents such as these.
What is Negligent security?
Negligent security is a form of premises liability claim in which a person injured by a third-party attack, while on another person’s property, seeks recovery for his or her injuries from the property owner. Landlords, business owners, universities and colleges, commercial and residential property owners, and others in possession or ownership of property may be found liable for negligent security. Negligent security claims are typically brought by people physically attacked while on another person’s property, such as tenants of apartment buildings, students assaulted on campus, customers injured while shopping at a mall or workers injured by other co-workers, for example.
College campuses around the country, including areas of Miami, Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tampa are becoming more open to attacks on students and resulting in negligent security lawsuits. If you are a college student or you know of a college student that has been injured or assaulted on or near campus due to the lack of security, contact our office.
Your choice of attorney to represent your interests during a negligent security case could mean the difference between successful negotiations or expensive, ongoing litigation. Please contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney who can provide a clear explanation of your legal rights and options. If you were injured in an attack or assault by a third party on someone else’s land or premises, you should consult an experienced negligent security attorney at Personal Injury Florida.