Category: Inadequate Security
Going off to college for the first time is a dream of many SW Florida young adults. It is the time when they experience living away from home, broadening their minds, and making their own decisions. However, accidents do occur on campus for which the college or university may be held liable.
In Florida, those who have been intentionally injured by a third-party while on the property of another may not realize that they have the right to sue and obtain compensation. Such compensation may be sought from the property owner who failed to provide adequate security, assuming that certain fundamental elements of the claim have been satisfied.
Most college campuses take their responsibility for student safety very seriously. Parents sending their students off to these campuses expect that to be the case. However, accidents happen on college campuses.
The expectation parents have when sending their children off to college is that they will be receiving an education in a safe environment. Fort Myers Law Firm believes the reality, however, is that a college is no safer than any other place and in some cases can be dangerous for students.
According to Florida statistical reports for 2015, every day there were 240 violent crimes. In some of the instances, criminal assaults were the result of negligent or inadequate security by commercial property managers or security firms charged with keeping the area safe for those who enter them.
Parents of a young college student have filed a lawsuit against a company that owns the apartment complex where their daughter lived. Their daughter was shot and killed in her apartment when a gunfight broke out in the unit above where she lived. One of the bullets came down through the ceiling, striking the 19-year-old girl on December 23, 2014. Her parents believe the apartment owners should be held responsible for failing to protect tenants like their daughter from a foreseeable danger that...
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 20 percent of all auto accidents happen in commercial parking lots. Parking lot accidents may most frequently be just property damage, but there are those occasions when injuries and even death occur.
An 83-year-old woman who was a guest at a hotel was victimized by a man who approached her in the hotel bar. The hotel clerk had been warned that the woman was potentially in danger, but may not have done enough to prevent the attack from occurring.
What Responsibility Does A Landowner Have For Keeping You Safe? - When a landowner is negligent in providing a safe environment, and someone is hurt as the result of that negligence, there is the potential for a personal injury case.
According to a recent Washington Post story, a 60-year-old baseball fan fell to his death recently as frightened spectators watching the game observed helplessly. The man who was killed had held season tickets for 23 years and was watching the game from the upper deck when he reportedly stood up to yell as a Yankee’s player came up to bat. He tumbled 40 feet, landing headfirst onto a walkway in between sections of seating.