New York And Florida Negligent Security Attorneys
Whether walking to your car at a shopping mall or at the building where you work, you have the right to rely upon a property owner to have adequate security measures in place to protect you from being robbed or attacked. Businesses, banks and owners of commercial properties open to the public have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of visitors. When you suffer an injury due to negligent security, the seasoned personal injury lawyers at New York and Florida offices of The Carrion Firm, PLLC, aggressively fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our trusted negligent security attorneys.
Holding business and property owners responsible for inadequate security
Both Florida and New York impose an obligation on property owners and businesses to take reasonable measures to protect members of the public who visit their premises. Protecting visitors includes providing adequate security.
Negligent security claims for damages frequently arise at the following locations:
- Office buildings
- Apartment and condominium complexes
- Gas stations
- Convenience stores
- Hotels and motels
- Colleges and university campuses
- Parking garages and parking lots
- Shopping centers
- Sports arenas and entertainment facilities
What is adequate security depends upon many factors, including the property or business owner’s knowledge of past criminal activity at the premises or in the surrounding area. For example, posting a security guard in the lobby of a movie theater may not be adequate security if patrons walking to their cars have been robbed in the parking lot.
Our negligent security attorneys investigate and gather evidence to support your claim for damages. We take statements from witnesses, review police crime reports of prior incidents and review video from security cameras to prove that inadequate security measures caused you to be injured.
Common forms of negligent security
The failure of a business or property owner to provide adequate security may take many forms, including:
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to post security guards
- Lack of video monitoring
- Inadequate video surveillance
- Broken locks on entry doors
Robbery, assault, rape, carjacking and other serious crimes may be caused by the negligence of owners of businesses and property. If you suffer an injury, you may be entitled to recover the following damages from the property owner or other party responsible for security at the property:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses, including future medical bills
- Lost earnings, including lost or diminished future earnings
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
When a person dies after being attacked on property with inadequate security, the family of the deceased may sue for the wrongful death of their loved one.
Aggressive representation for victims of negligent security
When business and property owners fail to provide the level of security needed to protect you from harm, the dedicated New York and Florida negligent security attorneys at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, work to make them pay the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you.