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Florida property owners have a duty to take reasonable security measures and ensure visitors are safe from reasonably foreseeable crimes, including assaults and robberies.
Victims of such crimes at resort properties, amusement parks, apartment or condominium complexes or other public places may seek compensation for their losses if the property owner’s negligent security led to them suffering harm.
The law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., protects the rights of those in Orlando, Winter Park and throughout Florida who have suffered injury or lost a loved one due to a property owner’s negligent security. To learn how we can assist you, call us today or reach us online. We can provide a free consultation.
According to recent data from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s “crime clock,” the following crimes occur within our state:
Property owners, especially those that solicit paying customers, have a legal obligation to ensure that visitors to their properties are reasonably safe from foreseeable crimes or to adequately warn them of crime hazards on the property. The responsibility extends through the property owner to landlords and property or business managers and staff.
A property owner or manager may be liable for an injury that was caused by a crime on their property if it is established that:
Negligent security could be a failure to provide and maintain security measures such as:
Victims of crime caused by negligent security at commercial or public places may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills and other losses caused by a criminal assault or robbery, including lost income and pain and suffering.
Crime victims must promptly report the incident to management on duty at the property and to the police. It is also important to contact a lawyer who can take action on your behalf to ensure important evidence is not lost or destroyed.
If you have been injured or suffered other substantial loss because of a crime that occurred at a hotel, motel, condo, resort property, amusement park or other business in Orlando or elsewhere in Florida, you may be eligible to obtain compensation if negligent security allowed the crime to happen.
Contact Frank M. Eidson, today to discuss your case in a free legal consultation. We will work quickly and diligently to pursue just compensation for you.
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