Winter Park Negligent Security Lawyer
Negligent security claims fall under the practice area of premises liability. A negligent security claim arises from injuries sustained during an attack at a privately-owned property or business. Sadly, thousands of people are injured every year across the country in rapes, assaults, robberies, or other vicious attacks. These incidents occur at college campuses, parking lots, apartment complexes, hotels, and more. Many of these attacks could’ve been prevented had property owners and/or tenants utilized proper security measures like security staff, video surveillance cameras, adequate lighting, and fences. If you suffered injuries in an attack, contact our skilled Winter Park negligent security lawyers today.
All property owners, management staff, and occupiers are responsible for ensuring that anyone on their premises is not attacked in a foreseeable crime. When they fail to provide adequate security and a vicious attack like robbery, rape, or an assault, occurs, they could be held financially responsible for damages.
Damages in a Negligent Security Case
In negligent security cases, injured victims typically incur expenses like medical treatment, medication, rehabilitation, psychological treatment, and loss of earnings due to their inability to return to work. Victims may struggle with daily activities. In some cases, victims may have residual pain and permanent damage. There is typically a strong emotional and/or psychological impact that victims struggle with following a violent attack. When you hire an attorney to represent you, we will work to ensure business owners are held accountable for both your physical and psychological injuries.
Proving Liability in Negligent Security
To successfully collect damages for your injuries, you need to prove liability on the property owner or other responsible party. Essential questions to answer include:
- Was there adequate lighting where you were attacked?
- Did the property owner have any private security in place, especially in areas with higher crime rates?
- Is there evidence that prior criminal activity has occurred in the same place, or near where you were attacked?
- Did the property owner have surveillance in place or an alarm system?
- Did doors have functioning locks (if applicable)?
You must show there was a dangerous condition on the property, the owner or responsible party should’ve known about the condition, and their failure to remedy the hazardous condition caused your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in an assault due to negligent security, you need an attorney who can protect your rights. At Israoui Law, our Winter Park negligent security lawyers are here to help. We are dedicated to protecting your interests and holding the responsible parties accountable. Let us handle all the complicated legal tasks and communications with the insurance company while you concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery.
Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. We offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation, and we always work on a contingency fee basis. That means you won’t pay anything unless we successfully recover compensation in your case. We understand what a traumatic time this is for you, and we want to ease your stress. Call us to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.