In Florida, it is a property owner’s responsibility to provide adequate protection and security for any visitor to the property. In addition, as a renter, you do not have control over the security features of your home or office, and your landlord has an obligation to provide you with appropriate protection from any reasonably foreseeable crimes. If you are injured as the result of a criminal act that took place on the premises, the owner may be liable for the damages.
When you or a loved one legally enter any property, you expect a reasonable level of security in the form of locked gates, guards, or cameras. However, often these features become damaged or are ineffective, and that promise of security is broken. This can lead to you or your loved ones becoming the victim of criminal acts such as a mugging, assault, or other serious crimes. Our team of Florida premise liability lawyers have been in practice for over 30 years and will be able to assess your case to determine who is liable.
Owners are also responsible for keeping the premises of their property safe and have the duty to provide the following: