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Negligent Security


Gainesville Negligent Security Attorney

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Negligent Security is a distinct type of premises liability involving an intersection between civil liability and criminal conduct. The difference between premises security actions, and other premises liability actions is that the injury or death is caused by the criminal actions of a third party. When a business or property owner fails to provide reasonably safe conditions on their premises, and a person is injured or killed as a result of such action(s) or omission(s), that business or property owner can be held liable for injuries and damages causes as a result.  Gainesville Negligent Security attorneys, of the Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A., represent the injured and family members of victims involved in these tragic incidents.

As a general rule in negligence actions, a person cannot be held liable for the intervening criminal actions of a third party. However, as with most rules, there are exceptions. Such is the case with matters involving Negligent Security. This exception to the general rule is better understood by assessing the circumstances surrounding a particular incident in terms of foreseeability.

While it is not foreseeable that a particular person may cause a particular injury, it is foreseeable that failing to take sufficient security measures to protect individuals, who may foreseeably enter upon a property, may result in injury. With regard to Negligent Security, it is the presence of a foreseeable risk that becomes the underlying factor in determining whether a duty was owed to a victim such that liability may attach upon breach of that duty.

Negligent Security claims can occur at a variety of property locations, and for a variety of reasons. For example, a college campus may fail to protect their students or faculty from known or potential dangers. Likewise, a business owner may have inadequate or insufficient safety provisions to protect patrons and employees from foreseeable risks.

Also, a landlord can be held liable for negligent action or inaction which results in the injury or death of a tenant, or a tenant’s guest(s). Some negligent security actions can even involve claims against the county or state for failing to provide reasonably safe conditions in areas open to the public.

A common dangerous condition associated with negligent security actions involves insufficient or improperly maintained lighting or similar illumination in parking lots, parking garages, or other walkways that the property owner can reasonably expect that persons may utilize while present on their property. Other causes may involve failing to provide sufficient security either in areas known to have higher rates of crime, or in areas where recent criminal activity poses a risk to the safety and security of individuals who enter upon the property.

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Victims of Negligent Security often suffer devastating injury as a result of the conduct of a criminal. These victims may be kidnapped, robbed, physically assaulted, and/or sexually assaulted. If you were injured on the property of another, and you suspect that the incident would not have occurred if the property owner had taken adequate safety measures, it is important that you protect your legal rights by discussing your matter with a Personal Injury Lawyer experienced in Negligent Security claims.

In the most tragic negligent security cases the victim may suffer fatal injuries as a result of the ruthless and brutal actions of a murderer. Although no monetary figure could ever fully compensate for the emotional suffering caused by the loss of a loved one, surely the victim of a senseless murder would have wanted justice sought on their behalf.

If your loved one was killed while on another’s property, or you were injured on another’s property and you believe that the property owner’s negligence may have created the unsafe condition(s) leading to the attack, it is imperative that you consult with a Wrongful Death Lawyer experienced in negligent security actions, as soon as is possible following the incident. Don’t wait until it’s too late—Let us put our team of dedicated attorneys to work for you.