Can I Be Compensated for Injuries Due to Negligent Security?

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By F. Scott Pauzar, III, Florida Personal Injury Attorney

Business owners in Florida have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe and secure if they are open to the public, including items such as guard personnel, lighting, locks, fencing and electronic security measures. Failing to do so could result in physical harm or create an invitation for criminal activity on the property, placing visitors in harm’s way. Suppose you suffer an unfortunate injury or criminal incident due to a business owner’s failure to tend to adequate safety protocols and security, especially nighttime security. In that case, the owner may owe you damages in compensation for such incident.

Contact the personal injury and negligent security lawyers at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. to evaluate your case as soon as reasonably possible after the incident so that you are informed of your options. Our offices are in Naples and Marco Island, Florida, and we can assist clients in both Collier and Lee Counties.

What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security occurs when a business owner in Florida fails to take reasonable precautions to safeguard their clients, customers, or guests. Basic security measures must be implemented to prevent possible assaults, robberies, property damage or theft, and placing patrons in harm’s way. An owner may need to have had to hire a security company, trained doorperson, or surveillance cameras to keep visitors safe. Additionally, ensuring that common areas, corridors, walkways, and parking lots have appropriate lighting is the responsibility of the business or property owner.

A business owner must take every precaution necessary to safeguard their property to avoid criminal activity such as assaults and burglary and keep visitors to their business reasonably safe.

Examples of Negligent Security

When a business or property owner is negligent in providing proper security, an injured person may have a claim for compensation in a negligent security case. Examples of lax security include inadequate lighting, broken surveillance systems, lack of security guards or guards not properly trained, and no warnings posted about potential dangers on the property. Additionally, you could be eligible for compensation due to delayed response to emergency calls for help.

How Can a Naples Negligent Security Lawyer Assist You?

Several factors must be taken into account when determining negligent security. Therefore, talk to an attorney to ensure your case is properly evaluated. For example, a property’s level of protection must be evaluated such as location, the purpose of the business, surrounding crime statistics, and previous security infractions or dangerous events.

If you have any questions about an injury due to negligent security, it would be smart to contact an experienced attorney today. You want to make sure you get all the information and the total amount of compensation you deserve resulting from such an unforeseen and unfortunate event that has caused you physical and possibly mental harm and anguish. You do not have to speak to your insurance company alone. Instead, hire a personal injury attorney at Woodward Pires & Lombardo in Naples to build your case for the best possible outcome for you and your family. Going it alone may cost you monies due you in the end.

About Your Naples Personal Injury Attorney

F. Scott Pauzar, III, Esq.

Woodward, Pires & Lombardo’s Naples area personal injury attorney, F. Scott Pauzar, III, is a dynamic, principled, and results-driven attorney, combining impressive courtroom experience with unparalleled attention to detail. Mr. Pauzar has a broad base of legal knowledge and skills cultivated through over 17 years of experience as a litigator in complex litigation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Pauzar has conducted over 30 jury trials in Florida State Courts.

Mr. Pauzar takes the time to truly understand his client’s needs when facing a complex injury and traumatic situation. He ensures every client gets personalized service directly with him and our team of paralegals, providing advice and representation that is always in the best interest of our clients.

Previously, Mr. Pauzar served as an insurance defense attorney, where his practice was focused on litigation of complex cases and catastrophic injuries. He now combines his jury trial and defense experience to successfully represent his clients in personal injury matters in Collier, Lee and Charlotte County. Mr. Pauzar served as an Assistant State Attorney in Lee County, Florida, for over five years. Mr. Pauzar is a military veteran, having served on active duty for four years with the United States Air Force.

Talk to Our Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

Learn more about how our Naples and Marco Island personal injury law attorneys can help you through the Florida legal process. Arrange a consultation by calling Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. at 239-649-6555 or send us an e-mail today.

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