Premises Liability Attorneys Representing Those Injured on Another’s Property
Negligent Security | Bystander Injury | Orlando | Tampa | Kissimmee | Poinciana | Haines City | Sarasota
Under Florida premises liability law, property owners and occupiers have a duty to protect others from unsafe conditions. At Pardy & Rodriguez, our Florida premises liability attorneys work hard to hold these property owners accountable when they fail to uphold these obligations and another individual is injured as a result. We have the resources necessary to seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
Are you an innocent crime victim injured on private property?
Did you know that property owners in Florida have the responsibility to safeguard the security of their properties? That means that property owners must take reasonable steps to monitor and maintain the safety of the premises they own.
This responsibility extends to securing the premises of the building and the parking lots for apartment complexes and shopping plazas. The owner’s duty usually includes having property security staff, adequate lighting, and other procedures to ensure the chances of crime is minimized. Many property owners violate this duty every day. If you or a loved one is shot while a crime is in progress, caught in the crossfire of a drug sale gone bad as an innocent bystander, or the victim of a robbery or carjacking, you may have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries caused by the negligence of the property owner.
You don’t have to be a Florida resident to pursue money damages. We also represent tourists who have sustained injuries due to negligent security just going to their rental car or strolling to the beach.
For a free initial consultation call or email us at The Law Offices of Pardy & Rodriguez, P.A. It is important to call as soon after the incident as possible, while memories and evidence remain fresh, and witnesses and other evidence is still available. You will meet with a personal injury attorney who knows how to hold landlords, stores, shopping plazas, motels and hotels accountable for the injuries caused by their negligence.
Negligent security claims usually arise at places of business or apartment buildings, and are often the result of failure to provide adequate security. Typical causes include:
Lack of proper lighting, lack of security (including permitting access to people with no purpose to be on the property), inadequate security staff and inadequate supervision of children and minors.
Many injuries result from negligent security, including sexual assault, gunshot wounds and wrongful death. While we can’t make the injury go away, we can hold property owners responsible for the wrongdoing which occurs on their property and make them compensate you for your injuries and damages.
Protecting Yourself Against Negligent Security
Our attorneys are prepared to pursue your personal injury claim with vigor and decisiveness. We have found that the key to winning compensation for our clients is to prepare each case for trial. That way we know we have prepared a case which will stand up to the most aggressive defenses from the landlord’s insurance company.
Injuries to innocent bystanders or that result from criminal activity.
In fast-growing Central Florida, many innocent individuals are seriously injured when fights, gun play, or other criminal activity occurs at apartment complexes, stores, shopping centers, and bars. In Florida, a property owner has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect the property and people rightfully on the property from attack and injury. Often the property owner has knowledge of other dangerous activities that happened on the property before you were injured and has negligently and inadequately failed to take the proper security measures to reasonably protect people on the property. Proper security measures that are often ignored by property owners include failing to have adequate security personnel and security guards, trespass procedures, proper patrols and monitoring, safe exterior or interior lighting, video surveillance, and security gates and locks.