Businesses want you to come onto their property and spend money. Under Florida law, they also have a duty to make sure you are safe from foreseeable criminal acts that can injure you.
In some situations, the owner of a store, shopping center or other property has a duty to protect guests from foreseeable criminal acts. Criminal acts may include robbery, shootings, assault, purse snatching, rape or other incidents that cause emotional injuries, physical injuries, or death to a person on the premises.
The lawyers and staff at Wasserman & Thomas, P.A. have the experience to help you pursue the maximum compensation available for your injuries or loss due to a criminal act.
Florida law requires the owner of a business establishment to be aware of prior crime in the area. When an area has significant criminal activity such as prior assaults, purse snatchings, robberies, or vehicle break-ins, the owner of the establishment has a legal duty to provide security to protect guests. The amount and type of security required to deter crime depends on the history of crime in the area and the physical layout of the property.
If you have questions or concerns about injuries suffered as the result of negligent security, contact our offices at (305) 895-7547 or toll free at (866) 895-7217 to discuss your case for free. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case.