Florida Negligent Security Attorneys
In a number of cases, criminal assaults are the result of inadequate or negligent security. Those responsible for commercial and residential areas are required to take steps to ensure a safe environment for those who enter them. If they do not, and a criminal assault, mugging, rape or other criminal attack ensues, the victim may be entitled to recover damages.
This is an area of the law known as negligent security. If you are the victim of a criminal assault anywhere in the state of Florida, a Florida negligent security attorney will be able to determine whether you can be compensated for any injuries a criminal perpatrator has inflicted on you or a loved one.
How Florida Negligent Security Attorneys Work
When someone has been the victim of a criminal assault in Florida, a negligent security attorney will investigate and determine whether the owner of the premises where the assault took place provided adequate security and whether they have been negligent. The general common law principle is that there is no duty to protect against harm caused by the criminal act of a third party. The exception is that a duty is imposed to take reasonable measures where such criminal acts are foreseeable.
Examples of Negligent Security
Negligent security cases generally involve an injury to an individual as a result of a criminal assault or robbery at a commercial premises. These frequently occur at malls, shopping centers, hotels, motels, office buildings, schools or parking garages. The majority of cases arise from strong arm robberies and sexual assaults. A strong arm robbery is a robbery by force or threat of force (it does not require a weapon). An armed robbery involves the use of a weapon. A "purse snatch" may be a strong armed robbery (if force or the threat of force is used), an armed robbery (if threatened with a weapon), or a larceny (when a purse is taken without threat or any contact). It is often a matter of semantics whether a purse snatch is a larceny or a robbery.
Finding Florida Negligent Security Attorneys
When looking for Florida negligent security attorneys, it is important to find a law firm with the experience and results needed to win your case. Negligent security cases are complex, and they require attorneys who are not only familiar with inadequate security litigation, but also law firms with the knowledge, experience, efficiency and proven results to represent their clients.
Leesfield Scolaro has been on the national leading edge of inadequate security cases and the development of trial techniques in premises security litigation. Our negligent security lawyers have been published and they have litigated inadequate security case all across the state of Florida and nationwide. Our Florida negligent security attorneys cumulate well over 50 years of inadequate security litigation experience, and can answer many of the questions you may have on the subject. To find out more, you can contact our firm at Leesfield.com or 1-800-836-6400 for a free consultation.