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Negligent Security Claims
In Florida, negligent security claims are defined as those in which a property owner fails to provide adequate security, resulting in an attack or injury. These claims can be difficult to win, as the victim must prove that the owner knew or should have known of the dangers on the property and failed to take reasonable steps to protect visitors.
If you’ve been the victim of a negligent security attack, it’s important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Kemp Ruge and Green who can help you build a strong case. Proving negligence can be complex, but with the right legal guidance, you may be able to recover significant damages for your injuries.
Examples of common negligent security claims are:
– A apartment complex that does not have adequate lighting in the parking lot, resulting in a visitor being mugged
– A nightclub that fails to hire enough security guards, leading to a fight breaking out and guests being injured
– A hotel that does not have proper locks on its doors, allowing a burglar to enter and rob guests
– A property owner fails to repair a broken window or lock, resulting in a break-in and assault.
Negligent Security Statistics in Florida
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there were nearly 10,000 violent crimes in Florida in 2016. Of those, 664 were cases of negligent security.
That means that for every 100,000 people in Florida, there were about 6.6 negligent security claims. That’s higher than the national average of 4.5 per 100,000 people.
So what does this mean for you? If you’re ever the victim of a crime on someone else’s property, you may have a case for negligent security.
Florida Law regarding Negligent Security
According to the law in Florida, if a property owner fails to provide adequate security measures and someone is injured as a result, the owner can be held liable. This is known as a negligent security claim.
There are various types of settlements that can be awarded in these cases, depending on the specifics of the situation. For example, compensatory damages may be awarded for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages may also be ordered in some cases, which are designed to punish the property owner for their negligence and deter others from acting in a similar manner.
If you’ve been the victim of an attack or injury due to negligent security in Florida, you may be able to file a claim against the property owner. To win your case, you will need to prove that the owner knew or should have known about the dangers on the property and failed to take reasonable steps to protect visitors. A personal injury attorney at Kemp Ruge and Green can help you gather evidence and build a strong case.
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