Negligent Security

When a person has been physically or sexually assaulted inside, or in the area immediately adjacent to, a bar, restaurant, hotel or other premises open to the public, it is not only a criminal matter.

Not Just Criminal Matters

When a person has been physically or sexually assaulted inside, or in the area immediately adjacent to, a bar, restaurant, hotel or other premises open to the public, it is not only a criminal matter. The victim may be entitled to pursue a civil personal injury claim for compensation from the negligent owner and/or operator of the premises for injuries sustained.

Public Establishments

Owners and operators of premises and facilities open to the public have an obligation to take reasonable measures to protect the public from harm. Often times an attacker will take advantage of the lack of lighting, security cameras, fences, locks, security guards, and other inadequate security measures at a particular location to assault and rob unaware guests or others on the property.

Residential Areas

This is also true when a person is physically injured by a criminal or aggressor in his or her apartment, or in a gated residential area, that is supposed to have security. The victim may be entitled to compensation from the property owner or landlord, the homeowners’ association or the security company. Landlords, homeowners’ associations, and security companies have an obligation to take reasonable measures to protect their tenants and residents from harm.

Retaining an Attorney After An Assault

If you or a loved one has been assaulted in a public establishment or monitored residential area, call The Frank Law Firm, 850-224-HELP (4357) to speak with us about your personal injury or wrongful death case.

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