West Palm Beach Unsafe Premise Protection Attorneys
When an assault, rape or murder occurs on private property, the owner may be liable for failure to provide adequate security. Mall and shopping center operators, apartment and residential rental housing owners, hotels and motels, restaurants, bars and private clubs have a duty to implement reasonable and ordinary security measures for the protection of customers, residents and employees from crime when necessary. For 40 years, the negligent security attorneys at Babbitt & Johnson P.A. have provided successful representation of crime victims in negligent security cases in malls, hospitals and private clubs.
We are Florida Negligent and Inadequate Security Attorneys
Under the law, property owners must keep their premises reasonably free of hazards that can injure the public – and when correcting the situation is not yet possible, warn about the danger. They need to keep their property reasonably secure, too, so criminals don’t have free run and potentially cause harm. These are simple rules – but all too often, they’re ignored and someone gets hurt. When that happens, the injured party may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other potential damages.
Our West Palm Beach Negligent and Inadequate Security Law Firm has successfully handled thousands of premises liability cases. Our lawyers understand the law – and just as importantly, they understand the nuances of these cases, and the tactics defense lawyers and insurance companies often use. This enables us to recover damages quickly and effectively, obtaining not just results – but the right results. Negligence may have created your claim, but only a fair and speedy recovery should resolve it.
$2.5 million – 7 Children’s Rights/ Abuse – A recovery for a retarded 18-year old girl who was molested by a security guard while her mother visited a relative in the hospital. The security company allowed the security guard to remain on the job despite numerous incidents of misconduct. The security company also failed to do a proper employment screening.
Who might be liable for my injuries if I was injured on someone else’s property?
If the reasonable standards to protect visitors – spelled out by local law – were not followed, and an injury results, the person or entity that was in charge of the property may be held liable. This could be the owner, the property manager, or some other party, depending on the circumstances of the case.
What kinds of damages are recoverable?
The extent of a plaintiff’s recovery depends on the facts of his or her case. In general, however, the following damages may be recoverable:
Medical bills and expenses incurred as a result of the incident
Income that is lost during the plaintiff’s physical recovery
Compensation for pain and suffering as a result of the incident
If I am injured on someone else’s property should I seek medical help?
Always – and without delay. Your injuries might be more severe than you think. See a doctor immediately to evaluate them. Do not wait.
How do I know if I have a case?
The best, and certainly the most accurate, way of knowing whether you have a valid premises liability case is to consult with an attorney experienced in this area. They handle such cases regularly, and can quickly tell whether a case can be brought – and what strategies may be most effective. At Babbitt & Johnson P.A., we’ve been taking on these cases for decades – and obtaining quick and fair results for our clients. We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Contact Babbitt and Johnson P.A. For a Free Case Evaluation
If you or a family member has been harmed due to negligent security measures in the state of Florida, contact us at (561) 684-2500. We will provide you with a complimentary consultation and let you know if you have a case.