Negligent Security Attorney in Gainesville FL

You and your loved ones have the right to be safe.

The attorneys of Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., live and work in Gainesville, FL, and the greater North Central Florida region, so not only do we want areas to be safe for ourselves and our families but for our neighbors, friends and colleagues. One way to help our community stay safe is to shine a light on business owners and property owners who refuse to provide adequate security on their properties so that others will not follow suit. While we never want to encounter a negligent security claim because of its implications, we are committed to representing victims who have been injured due to the failure of an owner to maintain property or structures on the property.

Negligent Security Claims in Gainesville, FL

In the state of Florida, property owners or occupiers have an obligation to provide a relatively safe environment for patrons, guests and visitors. This relationship can include a business that is open to the public, a landlord who leases property or structure, and even private citizens who have visitors or guests on their property. Inadequate security can be the cause of mugging, assault, serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one has been mugged, assaulted or injured due to the lack of sufficient security, then let Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., help you hold accountable those who have been negligent, and let us help you receive compensation for your pain and injuries to help aid your recovery.

Duty of Reasonable Care Explained by a Negligent Security Lawyer

Sufficient or adequate security definitions may differ from one person to the next, but if you feel that a property owner or occupier has not provided a reasonable level of security, also known as a breach of duty, consult a personal injury lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to provide sound counseling.

Sufficient security may entail several factors, such as:

  • hired security guards;
  • sufficient lighting in parking lots, garages and along walkways;
  • working security cameras;
  • provided locks or alarm on windows and doors; and
  • maintaining landscaping of bushes and trees.

Negligent security cases in Florida often involve victims of shootings, rapes, stabbings, assaults and murders. These attacks can happen any place where a person is viewed as being vulnerable, even at shopping centers, gas stations, restaurants and bars, banks, ATMs, schools, airports, office buildings and apartment complexes or condominium buildings. Assailants often look for areas with inadequate lighting, lacking security guards and the absence of security cameras. They also often attack victims when their back may be to the attacker, such is the case when removing money from an ATM or while pumping gas at a station.

Premises Liability: Common Areas that Lack Security

There are many areas that could lack acceptable levels of security due to inadequate lighting, lack of security officials, poorly maintained buildings, broken security cameras, a lack of functioning locks or alarms, and other actions or inactions that fall under the duty of care owed to visitors of the property.

  • Negligent campus security
  • Negligent hotel security
  • Negligent apartment security
  • Negligent office building security
  • Negligent hospital security
  • Negligent mall security
  • Negligent parking garage security
  • Negligent club or restaurant security

Representing Victims of Negligent Security in Florida

premises liability attorney at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., is an experienced personal injury and property liability attorney. We understand Florida premises liability laws and the expectations placed upon property owners and occupiers to provide sufficient security for patrons and guests. We also have the resources necessary to help investigate your claim, talk to witnesses, and gather evidence to help prove that a property owner knew of the existing risk yet did nothing to resolve the issue, or that the owner did not take the necessary precautions to prevent a crime.

If you have been attacked or injured, and it could have been prevented if proper security elements were in place, then contact on of our Gainesville attorneys. Let us help make North Central Florida a safer place for everyone by bringing to light those who do not provide safety and security.