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Lutz Negligent Security Lawyer

Lutz Negligent Security Lawyer

Were you the victim of a crime while visiting a nightclub, hotel, movie-theater, grocery store or other establishment? Did you suffer physical injuries, mental anguish and other damages as a result of this crime? Could the crime have been prevented if the property where the crime occurred had better security measures? If so, you may be able to file a negligent security lawsuit against the owners of the premises in which the attack took place.

According to Florida’s premises liability laws, property and business owners have a legal duty to protect anyone who enters their premises from physical harm. This includes violent criminal activity. They are required to implement reasonable security measures such as adequate lighting, properly secured gates and doors, adequate premises surveillance and, if necessary, trained security personnel. If it’s determined that they neglected or intentionally disregarded these duties, they can be held responsible for any resulting losses or injuries suffered by the victim.

Compensation for the victim

A crime victim can suffer mental anguish as well as physical injuries, with the potential need for intensive psychological counseling along with medical treatment and therapy for physical injuries. These can leave the victim unable to work and stuck with overwhelming medical bills.

If you were the victim of a violent crime in Lutz due to negligent of inadequate security, the Rivas Law Group is here to help. A negligent security case is separate from a criminal case; even if the identity of attacker is unknown or if criminal charges are never filed, the property owner might be held liable for failure to provide preventative safety measures.

Proving a Negligent Security Claim in Lutz

Negligent security claims are based on the idea that property owners and managers are responsible for providing a safe environment for visitors. Not all violent crimes occur due to negligence on the part of a property owner or manager.  In order to prevail in a Lutz negligent security claim, you must be able to prove the following:

  • Were you a guest, visitor, employee, tenant or customer on the premises at the time of the crime? (In negligent security claims, the defendant has no obligation to provide security to a trespasser.)
  • Was the property owner responsible for securing the safety of the property?
  • If so, did the property owner fail to fulfill this duty?
  • Did this failure result in the damages claimed by the plaintiff?
  • Are there actual damages resulting from the plaintiff’s injuries and other losses?

Tania Rivas and the Rivas Law Group have extensive experience helping victims of negligent security in Lutz get the justice they deserve. We are able to identify the responsible parties, whether it be the property owner, property manager, event organizer or the security company contracted to patrol and protect the premises. We know how to establish proof that a crime happened due to inadequate security measures, including investigating the crime scene and examining evidence gathered by law enforcement officials.

We will use this proof to aggressively negotiate with the property owner or event organizer’s insurance company, getting you the full compensation you require for the damages stemming from your ordeal. And if the insurance company fails to pay what they owe, we are prepared to take your case to court.

Get help from an Experienced Lutz Negligent Security Lawyer

Property owners should be held responsible when negligent security contributes to an assault or rape on their property. If you have been injured as a result of a crime committed on someone else’s property or business, the Rivas Law Group is ready and able to pursue a negligent security claim in order to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your suffering.

Please do not hesitate seeking help. There are statutes of limitation for filing negligent security and other personal injury claims. Please call Lutz negligent security lawyer Tania Rivas at 813-406-4460 to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there are no up-front costs for our clients and you only pay us after we’ve won your case.

At Rivas Law Group, our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, employees, and the community. As of Monday, March 16th we have been serving new and existing clients remotely. You may reach us by phone (813) 406-4460; email or fax (813) 406-4470.

While our Winter Haven and Lakeland offices will be closed during this time, our Lutz location will be open only to receive mail and deliveries.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. We understand the concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) may be causing anxiety and fear but remain prayerful, trusting in the Lord. Philippians 4:6-7.

For further information about the coronavirus COVID-19, you can visit the CDC’s website.

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