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Pompano Beach Negligent Security Lawyers

Were you the victim of a crime on a property that lacked proper security? Perhaps you had a gun pulled on you while taking money out of an ATM. Or maybe you were attacked in the parking lot after leaving your apartment building. While this may have been a random attack if you believe inadequate security led to this preventable crime in which you were injured, a Pompano Beach negligent security lawyer at Englander Peebles can hold the negligent parties responsible and help you recover damages.

Florida law states that property owners are legally responsible for keeping people visiting their property reasonably safe from harm. Knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of Florida’s negligent security and premises liability laws.

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What Is Negligent Security?

Negligent security occurs when a property owner has not maintained or implemented proper security measures to prevent foreseeable violent or property crime. When a property does not have appropriate security, guests, tenants, and customers are placed at risk of becoming the victim of a crime, such as robbery, rape, and assault and battery.

If you have been injured in a crime where it appears the property owner did not have proper security in place, our Pompano Beach negligent security lawyers will help you prove:

  • The premises owner owed you a duty of care
  • That duty of care was not upheld by the property owner because of inadequate security measures
  • You suffered injuries in a foreseeable crime on the premises

After these three elements are established, our attorneys will demand you be compensated fairly for the injuries sustained through an insurance claim or a premises liability lawsuit.

Where Do Negligent Security Cases Occur?

According to Florida law, anyone who owns property within the state must provide visitors with a reasonable level of security, whether it is an empty piece of land or a property with a structure. Generally, negligent security cases in Pompano Beach occur on properties such as:

  • Gas stations
  • ATMS
  • Shopping centers
  • Bars
  • Schools and universities
  • Office buildings
  • Banks
  • Airlines
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Nursing homes
  • Bowling alleys
  • Restaurants
  • Night clubs
  • Parking lots
  • Daycare facilities
  • Apartment buildings

Negligent security envelopes a wide range of property types. More recently, successful negligence security cases have been won against “cyber properties,” such as search engines, chat rooms, and websites.

What Types of Acts Are Involved With Negligent Security?

In addition to negligent security occurring just about anywhere, the acts involved vary widely. In most cases, the victims who file a lawsuit have experienced violent criminal attacks. Typically, this means:

  • Terrorism
  • Assaults
  • Rapes
  • Murders
  • Stabbing
  • Shootings

If you were the victim of such an attack and the property owner did nothing to prevent your injuries and keep you safe, you may have a legal compensation claim.

Pompano Beach Negligent Security Lawyers Who Will Fight for You

If you have been the victim of a negligent security situation in Florida, contact Englander Peebles to speak with an experienced attorney. Fill out our online intake form for your free case evaluation.