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Are Florida property owners required to secure their premises?

Florida property owners bear the responsibility of securing their premises. This goes for the owners of both public and private property. While property owners certainly cannot prevent all types of accidents from occurring on their premises, they are expected to keep them reasonably safe.

Some things property owners can do to ensure their property is reasonably safe include: 

  • Install adequate lighting so that parking lots are well lit. This could help prevent trip and fall accidents and even assault incidents.
  • Hire security or install a security system. Property owners, particularly those that own bars and nightclubs, should have some sort of security measures in place to deter individuals away from engaging in criminal activity, including assaulting another.

 

If an incident occurs on public or private property and it is determined that the owner of the land failed to ensure their premises were reasonably safe, they can be held financially liable.

 

Were you assaulted on someone else’s property in Largo, FL?

 

If you are an assault victim and the incident occurred on public or private property, a Largo, FL personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result. An attorney at Trevena | James, Attorneys At Law can be reached at 727-581-5813 to  review your legal options now.

 

How do I know if I have a case against a Largo, FL property owner?

 

If a personal injury attorney at the Trevena | James, Attorneys At Law Largo office determines that the property owner/operator failed to secure their premises which led to you getting assaulted, you may then have a case that entitles you to damages. Damages refers to the monetary relief you would be awarded if a successful verdict is reached in your case. 

For example, let’s say you went to a bar with some friends and upon leaving, you had to walk through a darkened parking lot to get to your vehicle. Though there were lights, very few were actually lit. Because this made for an enticing environment for criminals, someone acted on the opportunity and assaulted you.

Another example might include an incident that occurred in a gated community. Let’s say an apartment complex owner was aware their security gates were broken but neglected to repair them. This allowed an uninvited individual to enter the premises who then assaulted you.

While both scenarios could warrant legal action against the property owner, you won’t know if you have a valid case until you’ve spoken with an experienced Largo, FL personal injury lawyer. If you’d like to discuss your case and potential damages you might be entitled to collect to make up for the property owner’s negligent behavior, contact Trevena | James, Attorneys At Law today.

 

With its office based in Largo Florida, Trevena | James, Attorneys At Law primarily practices in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco County, and throughout the state of Florida.

 

Trevena | James, Attorneys At Law is located at:

 

801 W Bay Drive, Suite 509

Largo, FL 33770

Phone: 727-581-5813

Website: www.trevenajames.com

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