Aggressive Legal Representation For Crime Victims Injured Due To Negligent Security
Property owners in Florida have a duty to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for visitors to the property. This means they need to mitigate standard hazards caused by conditions like slippery floors and exposed electrical wiring. But in the case of commercial properties, it also means owners need to take reasonable steps to protect visitors from crime.
At my firm, George C. Kezemides, P.A., I help clients in the Tampa Bay metro area hold property owners liable for injuries and deaths stemming from negligent security. If you believe your crime-related injuries or a loved one’s death was the result of property owner negligence, I invite you to tell me your story and discuss your legal options during a free initial consultation.
Examples Of Negligent Security Claims
Here are just a few examples of how property owners can be found negligent for failing to implement reasonable security measures to protect customers and visitors:
Failure to secure an apartment building: Tenants complain about broken locks on patio doors and doors leading into the apartment building, but the landlord fails to replace them. As a result, several tenants are sexually assaulted during break-ins by criminals.
Failure to monitor and deter crime: The owner of a convenience store knows that the business is located in a high-crime area, yet the property lacks security cameras or even adequate lighting. A customer is killed outside the store during an attempted mugging, leading to a wrongful death claim.
Failure to employ security personnel: A large sports stadium is often filled with rowdy and aggressive fans who have been known to engage in violence in common areas. In order to save money, the stadium owner employs minimal security staff. The security team is too small and ineffective to protect bystanders who are harmed during a big brawl in the parking lot.
Failure to screen and remove dangerous customers: A nightclub has bouncers at the door, but they don’t check for weapons or turn away patrons who are visibly intoxicated. After an altercation, a drunk patron leaves the club, returns with a knife and stabs numerous other patrons.
I can help you take appropriate legal action if you have been injured in scenarios resembling those above or in any other cases stemming from negligent security practices.
Seeking Full And Fair Compensation For Your Harms And Losses
As your premises liability attorney, I will work tirelessly to help you prove liability and seek maximum compensation for damages that may include:
- Medical bills (current and future)
- Lost wages from time spent unable to work
- Pain and suffering
- The costs of mental health treatment for conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder
- Permanent disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Property damage and loss
If the incident resulted in a loved one’s death, I can help you seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of lifetime earnings and other damages common to a wrongful death claim.
Getting Started Is Free And Easy – Contact My Firm Today
With an office in Tarpon Springs, Florida, George C. Kezemides, P.A., serves clients throughout the Tampa Bay metro area. I offer free initial consultations and take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not owe any legal fees until and unless I help you recover compensation in a settlement or judgment. Contact my office online or call 727-490-9303.