Under Florida law, victims of crimes may seek compensation for injuries and damages against negligent property owners for injuries that occurred on the property owners’ property.
Our job as personal injury trial attorneys is to prove that the owner of the property negligently failed to take actions, which could have prevented an anticipatable or foreseen crime, including robbery, battery, assault, sexual assault, rape and homicide.
Florida renters and owners of properties are required to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of patrons and others who are on the property lawfully. Duties include, but are not limited to, installing adequate lighting, installing fencing or hiring security guards. Further, depending on the type of business, not conducting a security risk assessment and not properly training personnel may help establish a negligent security case under Florida Law.
To obtain compensation for victims injured due to negligent security, attorneys are required to prove several elements, including:
• That the person injured on the property was on the property owner’s properly legally.
• The property owner or renter did not exercise “reasonable care” in preventing the crime or provide adequate warnings about the risk. Note, there are very specific circumstances where property owners are granted immunity for injuries on their property.
• The property owner or renter failed to uphold their duty under Florida law to offer reasonable security for guests.
• That the guest or patron suffered injuries because another committed a crime that the property owner ore renter should have reasonably foreseen.
• The guest or patron would not have suffered injuries if the property owner and/or renter had upheld their duty to provide such reasonable security.
Attorney Tim Nies, of Van Riper and Nies, is a former insurance company lead attorney. He represented Fortune 500 companies in significant negligence claims. He has also represented many businesses specifically in negligent security claims while working for the largest insurance defense law firms in Florida. During your free consultation, we will discuss the facts of your negligent security case and help you understand if you are eligible to pursue compensation from the property owner
and/or renter of the property where you sustained injuries. We do not receive a fee unless we win.
To learn more about how our personal injury attorneys help victims of crimes injured on the property of others call our attorney, Tim Nies at 800-650-1243 or visit vanriperandniesattorneys.com.
Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A. has law offices in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, West Palm Beach and Stuart, Florida.