Businesses are expected to do everything reasonable in their power to provide a safe environment for those who enter their premises. Yet in many cases, as a result of inadequate security, people become victims of serious violent criminal attacks, through no fault of their own.
As Southwest Florida attorneys who handle negligent security cases, we at Goldberg Noone Abraham, have seen numerous instances in which there was a significant prior history of criminal activity on or near a certain property, yet nothing was done to prevent it. On many occasions, apartment complexes have been the scene of violent crimes on numerous occasions, but its owners or managers do nothing to deter the crime.
If, as a result of this inaction, you or a loved one becomes a victim of a crime, you may have a claim.
Business owners and event organizers, who anticipate attendance by the public, must undertake all reasonable measures to make sure their invitees are safe. They must be held accountable for any occurrence in which someone is seriously hurt on their property, otherwise known as premises liability. If an owner or management company fails to keep their property in safe condition or fails to provide adequate security, lighting or other safety precautions and someone is hurt, the property owner, management firm, and their insurance providers can be sued for their negligence.
There are several ways that negligent or inadequate security can be a key factor in a personal injury lawsuit:
- Poor or nonexistent lighting in a parking lot
- Rotted or missing handrails on stairwells or hallways
- Unlocked, missing or damaged entry gates
- Inadequate or nonexistent security personnel
- Damaged steps
- Standing water from an unfixed plumbing problem
- Nonexistent or missing security access code door locks
Our clients need help in their efforts to obtain a financial settlement to help pay their huge medical bills, any lost wages they may have incurred from being unable to work, and pain and suffering for their injuries. Our law firm has been fighting for victims' legal rights for a combined 80 years – we know what to do in working with law enforcement, security industry consultants and private investigators to make sure the property owners, managers, and their insurance providers are held responsible for their negligence.
Contact The Attorneys Of Goldberg Noone Abraham
One simple phone call to 239-208-3000 or 239-461-5508 will allow you to speak to one of our negligent security attorneys, at no cost to you. There is never any financial obligation to you unless we successfully recover a settlement or jury verdict on your behalf. If you prefer, you can fill out this simple form, and an attorney will contact you immediately.
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