Accidents Due to Inadequate Security | What to Know

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Property-related accidents are often caused by inadequate security. If you have been injured due to inadequate security, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a premises liability claim. Continue reading to learn more about inadequate security claims and the steps to take following sustaining injuries in an accident caused by inadequate security. Contact our experienced personal injury attorney to learn how we can assist you with your upcoming claim.

What is inadequate security?

There are many ways that inadequate security can result in injuries. The following are the most common forms of inadequate security that have contributed to injuries and accidents:

  • Failure to have security cameras installed
  • Failure to properly train security guards
  • Not having working surveillance cameras
  • Having insufficient lighting in walkways, stairways, and other areas

What steps should I take after being injured?

It is important to take the following steps after being injured due to negligent security to increase your chances of filing a successful claim:

  1. Alert the authorities of your accident.
  2. Notify the store or property owner of your accident.
  3. While you wait for the ambulance, if there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information including their name, phone number, and email address.
  4. Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
  5. Take photos of your injuries.
  6. Seek medical attention as soon as the ambulance arrives.
  7. Collect all medical documentation relating to your treatment.
  8. Retain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Your attorney should also work to collect further evidence to support your claim.

How long will I have to file a premises liability claim in Florida?

If you are looking to sue a property owner after being injured in an accident due to inadequate security, you will have to file your premises liability lawsuit in accordance with Florida’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida is generally four years. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action. It is important that you file your claim within four years to avoid being time-barred from suing. To begin this process as soon as possible, give our experienced Florida personal injury attorney a call today to schedule your consultation.

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If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need an attorney who truly cares about your right to heal. Merricks Law Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, and more. Contact Merricks Law Group today.

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