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Negligent Security Attorneys Represent Victims of Crimes Committed Due to Lack of Security

Property owners have a responsibility to tenants and visitors

Security concerns are increasing in both commercial properties and residential neighborhoods.  Instances of violence or theft are common and often security measures or personnel are inadequate. If you have been a victim of preventable crime on someone else’s property, the negligent security attorneys at Osborne & Francis, PLLC help you obtain compensation for your injuries or losses.  Our firm takes an aggressive approach to personal injury claims, and a lawsuit may be your only avenue to recovering compensation for your losses. We provide the professional attention you deserve, and never accept minimal settlement offers. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our negligent security lawyers have a long history of success.

What is a negligent security claim?

Property owners and management have a basic duty to maintain reasonably safe premises. This duty includes preventing any foreseeable criminal acts by using contemporary security measures such as adequate lighting, fencing, security cameras and hiring trained security personnel. These criminal acts result in assault, robbery, shooting, sexual assault, rape, kidnapping, and death to tenants and business customers.

Unfortunately, violence can occur in public at any time and under any circumstance. As a result, there are a variety of situations in which property owners can likely be held liable for not providing adequate security on their property. Some examples of negligent security include:

  • Shootings inside night clubs and their parking lots
  • Violent crime including shootings and assaults at apartment complexes
  • Sexual assaults at apartment complexes, common areas, and parking garages to businesses
  • Shootings and attacks at convenience stores and gas stations
  • Robberies and attacks at ATMs and parking lots

Negligent security cases commonly occur at:

  • ATMs and their parking lots
  • Convenience stores, pharmacies and gas stations
  • Shopping centers, malls and movie theatres
  • Apartment complexes and condominiums
  • Nightclubs and bars
  • College campuses
  • Hotels, Resorts, motels
  • Sporting events and concerts

The key element in these examples is that the crime was foreseeable under the circumstances, and through reasonable measures, could have been prevented.

Pursuing compensation for injuries and losses

When you enter privately owned property, you should expect you will be safe and free from harm. If a property owner is found negligent due to inadequate security measures, we pursue compensation for:

  • Medical costs and rehabilitation for injuries
  • Loss of income due to inability to work
  • Loss of valuables, personal effects
  • Damages for mental or emotional distress if a crime is violent or otherwise threatening

Compensation for the death of a loved one

Many incidents arising from inadequate security result in the death of a loved one.

In Florida, survivors eligible to recover compensation after a loved one’s death include the decedent’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Any blood relatives and adoptive siblings wholly or partly dependent on the decedent for support

Survivors may receive compensation for present and future lost support, services and earnings and medical or funeral expenses incurred due to the decedent’s injuries and death. Spouses may also recover for loss of companionship and emotional distress. Children under the age of 25 may receive compensation for pain and suffering as well as lost parental companionship, guidance and instruction.

If you have questions about your wrongful death case, our supportive and compassionate attorneys are here to help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your family.

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