Negligent Security Attorneys in Gainesville & Ocala

Making Sure You Are Protected on Other’s Property

Property owners in Florida are expected to exercise a reasonable duty of care in maintaining safe premises for those who visit. This means that they have the responsibility of knowing about any safety hazards that exist and either provide proper warning of the dangerous condition or fix it. When property owners fail to fulfill these duties, incidents involving negligent security can occur.

Where & Why Does Negligent Security Occur?

From housing complexes to malls, negligent security happens at a variety of locations. Property owners may shirk their responsibilities to uphold security in some manner, including a failure to install adequate lighting, a failure to address problematic crime patterns in the area, a failure to provide enough guards, and more. If you have been injured due to negligent security, it is important to retain the services of a team of Gainesville personal injury lawyers who can effectively handle your case. At Allen Law Firm, P.A., we are available 24/7 and we are ready to sit down with your for your free consultation, where we will discuss strategies on how to best work towards the recovery of damages for medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and more! Have you suffered an injury due to negligent security at one of the following locations?
  • Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping center
  • Apartment
  • Business complex
  • Rental housing

How to Establish Liability in a Negligent Security Case

In order to hold a property owner liable for negligent security, it must be shown that they were able to foresee injury or harm as a consequence of their negligence. This can be accomplished through evidence of crime patterns, location of previous crimes, types of crimes in the area, and the time of the crime. In addition to this, it is extremely helpful to prove that adequate security measures, such as a security camera system, silent alarms, non-tinted windows, unobstructed window signs, a lighted parking lot, or other elements, would have deterred the crime that occurred. Contact our personal injury attorneys now in Gainesville at (352) 331-6789 or Ocala at (352) 351-3258 to speak with our attorneys.

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