Dyson Law PLLC advocates for victims of assaults and attacks that could have been prevented with proper security.
Commercial property and businesses should be safe for employees, customers, and other members of the public. That means property owners must have the necessary security in place. Unfortunately, some business owners allow security to lapse, putting the public at risk. If you were attacked or assaulted while visiting a business or commercial property, you can file a claim to collect damages. Along with receiving compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more, you can protect others by holding the property owner accountable.
Delray Beach negligent security claims are very complicated and require an experienced attorney. Dyson Law PLLC thoroughly investigates these claims and advocates for the victims. While other firms don’t have the time or resources for these claims, we pour everything into these cases to help our clients receive settlements or trial victories.
Florida property owners have to maintain a certain level of security to protect visitors. You can file a claim if you’ve been injured at a public location, such as a:
The security measures a business or commercial property owner must implement are based on the type of property and location. Some businesses must have security guards or patrols to protect patrons. Others are required to have lighted parking areas, stairways, and hallways. Gated entries, security cameras, and emergency phones are also necessary for some locations.
Companies that use security guards must ensure they are properly trained and supervised. It’s also the property owner’s responsibility to make sure that the security measures are up-to-date and the equipment is working. For example, installing lights in a parking garage is not enough. Those lights must be in good working order as well. Dyson Law PLLC reviews the security measures the company takes, as well as how it implements them. We can identify lapses in security and use that as evidence to support your claim.
Through our years of practice, our team at Dyson Law PLLC has been able to secure outstanding results for many individuals and families who have suffered harm as a result of negligent and wrongful conduct.
Criminals typically evaluate a property’s security before engaging in a crime. When a property does not have adequate security, criminals often feel free to break the law. For example, if a parking garage is dark and doesn’t have security cameras, a criminal might decide it’s a prime location for a physical or sexual assault. On the other hand, if the criminal notices the space is well-lit and contains cameras, he or she will move on to another property. While criminal acts can happen anywhere, property owners can reduce the risk by putting security measures in place. It’s not just the right thing to do. It is also the law. Delray Beach negligent security attorneys hold property owners accountable, so they cannot continue to put people in danger.
Successful Delray Beach negligent security claims have four elements. First, you have to prove that you were legally on the property. Second, you must show that the property did not have adequate security. Third, you need evidence to show that the property owner should have known that criminal activity could have occurred on the premises. Finally, you have to prove that you were harmed due to the lack of security. Dyson Law PLLC will go through your case, gathering evidence to satisfy each component of your claim.
Florida’s statute of limitations for negligent security claims is four years. However, evidence can begin to disappear shortly after your assault. Hiring a negligent security claims attorney immediately after the incident is the best way to preserve the evidence. Your attorney will begin gathering evidence immediately to back up your personal injury claim. Then, the attorney can file the claim and seek damages on your behalf.