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Florida Negligent Security Lawyers Can Help You File a Lawsuit for Financial Compensation 

A negligent security lawyer can help you receive the maximum monetary award if you have been injured in an incident. 

A negligent security lawsuit arises when an individual is harmed due to inadequate security measures on a property. Property owners, including businesses, landlords, or event organizers, have a legal duty to provide a reasonable level of security to protect visitors and occupants from being harmed. If a person is injured or becomes a victim of a crime on a property with insufficient security measures, they may file a negligent security lawsuit.

The goal of negligent security lawsuits is to seek compensation for injuries, medical expenses, and other costs resulting from the lack of proper security measures on the property. It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney before pursuing any type of legal action. An attorney who is experienced in negligent security cases will be able to evaluate your specific circumstances and determine the viability of a lawsuit.

If you have been injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may have the right to pursue a negligent security lawsuit for financial compensation. Contact your Florida-based team of attorneys from Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600.

Florida Negligent Security Lawsuit Settlements and Financial Compensation

Negligent security lawsuits are a type of premises liability lawsuit. A premises liability lawsuit is a legal claim that arises when a person is injured or suffers harm due to unsafe or hazardous conditions on someone else's property.

Negligent security refers to situations where a property owner is held legally responsible for injuries suffered by individuals on their premises. These injuries may be caused by inadequate or negligent security measures. Property owners, including businesses, landlords, or event organizers, must provide a reasonable level of security to protect visitors and occupants from harm – including criminal acts. 

In a negligent security claim, the plaintiff typically argues that the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to prevent criminal acts, such as assaults, robberies, or other violent incidents. In a Florida negligent security lawsuit, various awards may be available to compensate the victim for the harm suffered due to inadequate security measures. Some types of financial compensation that might be available to you are: 

  • Medical treatments: If you have been injured due to a property owner’s negligent security measures, you may be able to recover for the costs associated with your medical treatments.  
  • Lost wages or loss of future earning capacity: You may be able to recover for income lost due to the inability to work during recovery. If applicable, you may also recover potential future lost earnings if your injuries result in long-term impairment and loss of your ability to work. 
  • Property damage: If your belongings or other personal property was damaged due to negligent security, you may be able to financially recover from the negligent property owner. Examples of property damage that may occur as a result of negligent security include theft of personal property or vehicles as well as robberies

The law also has measures in place so that you can pursue financial compensation for harm that is less tangible. An attorney can be instrumental in ensuring that you receive all of the monetary compensation you are entitled to: 

  • Awards for Emotional Suffering: You may also be eligible to receive compensation for emotional distress or psychological trauma experienced as a result of the incident. This type of financial award is intended to help injured individuals recover for the harm they have endured.
  • Punitive damages: Punitive damages are meant to punish the property owner and deter similar behavior in the future. In certain cases involving serious negligence or intentional misconduct, the court may decide that punitive damages should be awarded.

Some people may be hesitant to pursue a negligent security lawsuit due to various factors, including concerns about the legal process. You may also have a fear of retaliation or uncertainty about the outcome. One common concern is the perceived complexity of legal proceedings, and individuals may be apprehensive about navigating the intricacies of a lawsuit. 

The availability and extent of financial awards can vary based on the specific facts of each case and the legal principles governing negligent security claims in Florida. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney familiar with Florida law can help your understanding of the potential awards applicable to your case. Contact the negligent security attorneys at Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600. We are standing by to help you take the first step in the legal process.

How Can a Florida Security Negligence Attorney Help Me?

A Florida security negligence attorney can provide invaluable assistance if you are pursuing a negligent security lawsuit. If you have been injured in a negligent security accident, your focus should be healing and focusing on your family. 

A Florida security negligence attorney can help you by assessing the details of your case, including the circumstances surrounding the incident, the property owner's duty of care, and the security measures in place. Some common examples of scenarios involving negligent security include: 

  • Assaults in parking lots: Inadequate lighting, lack of surveillance, or the absence of security personnel in parking lots can contribute to an increased risk of assaults, robberies, or other criminal activities.
  • Robberies or attacks in apartment complexes: Insufficient security measures in apartment complexes can lead to incidents of assault, burglary, or theft. Examples of insufficient security measures include broken locks, lack of security cameras, or negligent access control of areas like elevators or swimming pools
  • Hotel security failures: Hotels that do not implement appropriate security measures, such as proper key card access controls or surveillance, may be held liable in negligent security lawsuits. 
  • Lack of security at nightclubs or bars: Nightlife establishments with insufficient security personnel, poorly maintained premises, or inadequate safety measures may be implicated in incidents involving fights, assaults, or other violent behavior. Additionally, if a bouncer or security guard uses too much force against you, you may also have cause for a lawsuit. 
  • Negligence in healthcare settings: Hospitals or healthcare facilities with insufficient security measures may be implicated in cases of assaults, unauthorized access to patient areas, or other security-related incidents.

Those who have experienced these types of incidents may consider pursuing negligent security lawsuits to seek compensation for their injuries. Your attorney can provide you with legal guidance on your rights and options, helping you understand the legal principles involved in negligent security claims in Florida. 

By hiring an experienced Florida security negligence attorney, you increase the chances of a positive outcome for your case. You also increase your chances of receiving the maximum payout. The attorney's experience will be instrumental in holding the responsible parties accountable and seeking fair compensation for your losses.


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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

Contact an Experienced Florida Security Negligence Lawyer

Hiring an attorney may be the most important step in the legal process. If you have experienced security negligence in Florida and are seeking legal representation, it is important to contact an experienced Florida security negligence lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled attorney specializing in security negligence cases can provide essential support and guide you through the legal process. 

Why Hire Osborne & Francis

The attorneys at Osborne & Francis have many years of experience in litigating negligent security lawsuits. We have secured numerous settlements and jury awards for our clients. Our victories include a record $1.25 billion dollar civil rights award

Contact the attorneys at Osborne & Francis online or by calling us at (561) 293-2600. At Osborne & Francis, we are determined to fight for you and make sure that you receive the maximum award that you deserve. 

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Contact an Experienced Florida Security Negligence Lawyer

Hiring an attorney may be the most important step in the legal process. If you have experienced security negligence in Florida and are seeking legal representation, it is important to contact an experienced Florida security negligence lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled attorney specializing in security negligence cases can provide essential support and guide you through the legal process. 

Why Hire Osborne & Francis

The attorneys at Osborne & Francis have many years of experience in litigating negligent security lawsuits. We have secured numerous settlements and jury awards for our clients. Our victories include a record $1.25 billion dollar civil rights award

Contact the attorneys at Osborne & Francis online or by calling us at (561) 293-2600. At Osborne & Francis, we are determined to fight for you and make sure that you receive the maximum damage award that you deserve. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Negligent Security FAQs

How can I find a reputable Florida negligent security law firm?

Finding a reputable Florida negligent security law firm involves thorough research and consideration of various factors. Look for law firms that have significant experience in handling negligent security cases. Attorneys with experience in this area are likely to have a deeper understanding of the legal nuances involved.

You can also request references or client testimonials from the law firm. Speaking directly with past clients can provide additional insights into the firm's professionalism, communication, and success in handling cases. Remember to take your time during the selection process. Choose a law firm that aligns with your needs and has a proven track record in handling negligent security cases in Florida.

How can negligent security affect me?

Negligent security can have significant and adverse effects on individuals who experience incidents on inadequately secured premises. The impacts of negligent security can vary depending on the nature of the incident but can be very serious. Some consequences or injuries may include: 

It is important for individuals who have experienced negligent security incidents to seek support, both emotionally and legally.

How much is my negligent security lawsuit worth?

There is no set amount of money available for a negligent security lawsuit. Determining the potential value of a negligent security lawsuit is a complex process that depends on various factors specific to your case. The value of a lawsuit is influenced by the extent of the costs you have suffered as a result of inadequate security measures.

Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is the best way to calculate potential compensation. Your team of Florida negligent security lawyers from Osborne & Francis will assess the specific factors relevant to your case and build a comprehensive understanding of the potential compensation you may be entitled to.

When should I file my negligent security lawsuit in Florida?

In Florida, there is a legal time limit, known as the statute of limitations, within which you must file a negligent security lawsuit. The statute of limitations sets the maximum time allowed after an incident for legal proceedings. 

The general statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Florida, including negligent security claims, is four years from the date of the incident. This means you typically have four years from the date of the negligent security incident to file a lawsuit. 

However, exceptions and variations to the statute of limitations may apply based on the specific circumstances of your case. Consult with a personal injury attorney in Florida to understand how the statute of limitations applies to your situation and to ensure that you initiate legal proceedings within the required timeframe.

Contact the negligent security team at Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600. We are standing by to help you start the legal process.