- Practice Areas
Property owners are responsible for upholding a certain duty of care to those who have a right to be on their premises. This duty includes ensuring that there is adequate security in place depending on the particular situation at that property. At Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner, we are here to help if you need a St. Petersburg negligent security lawyer. We know how devastating premises liability injuries can be, and we are fully prepared to handle every aspect of your claim. Let us help you recover the compensation you need.
After sustaining an injury caused by the negligence of a property owner, individuals need to turn to a legal team with the experience necessary to see the case through to the end.
Negligent security claims are typically considered premises liability claims, which is an umbrella of personal injury law. For these particular cases, it is essential to examine the responsibility a property owner has to anyone who has a right to be on the premises.
In general, property and business owners in Florida are responsible for taking reasonable precautions to safeguard guests, customers, or clients. Basic security measures should be implemented to ensure their safety to prevent possible property damage, theft, robberies, or even physical assaults.
The necessary measures property owners should take to ensure “adequate security” will vary depending on the property in question. For example, if there is a business located in an area where there is an elevated number of crimes committed, then that business will likely need more security, perhaps even physical security, to ensure the safety of guests and customers.
In other situations, simply ensuring adequate entry and exit procedures may be enough to address safety concerns. Adequate security may only mean ensuring there are properly locking doors and windows. It will be crucial for an attorney to thoroughly examine your particular claim to determine whether or not there is a negligent security claim to file.
Individuals can sustain significant injuries if a property owner does not supply adequate security measures. These injuries can occur as a result of a physical assault caused by a “bad actor” on the premises. Injuries can even occur as a result of a “mob-style” situation that gets out of control or as a result of a stampede of people caused by a fight or a weapon.
Some of the most common injuries associated with negligent security claims in the St. Petersburg area include:
This is not a complete list of the types of injuries that could occur as a result of negligent security. Additionally, these incidents can also lead to a range of emotional and psychological injuries.
Individuals who sustain injuries as a result of negligent security in St. Petersburg may be able to recover a range of types of compensation if their claim is successful. At Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner, our goal is to recover economic and non-economic damages on behalf of every client that we help. For a negligent security claim, this includes, but is not limited to, compensation for the following expenses:
The total amount of compensation paid to a negligent security victim will vary depending on several factors surrounding each particular claim. These factors can include the severity of the injuries, how long it takes a person to recover, and whether or not there was any shared fault. Our team works with trusted medical and economic experts to help adequately calculate each clients’ total expected losses.
Personal injury claims based on negligent actions of another party must be filed within four years from the date the incident occurs, per the Florida personal injury statute of limitations. If a claim is not filed within this timeframe, a negligent security victim will likely become unable to recover any compensation for their losses.
Additionally, if there were any insurance carriers involved in the claim, which is often the case with negligent security cases, then you need to be aware of the insurance carrier deadlines as well. We strongly encourage you to work with a skilled St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer to file your claim as soon as possible, regardless of the overall statute of limitations.
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the negligent actions of a property owner in the St. Petersburg area, reach out to the team at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner for help today. We will conduct a complete investigation into your claim, stand up to the insurance carriers on your behalf, and fully prepare your case for trial. Let us help you recover compensation for your losses. Let us help you get back on track. When you need a St. Petersburg negligent security lawyer, reach out for a free consultation of your claim by completing our contact form or calling us at (727) 321-HELP.