When Inadequate or Negligent Security Leads to Injury
In certain areas throughout the Tampa Bay area, crime has become a problem. When property owners know that crime is an issue, and that their clients or guests are at risk of harm, they have a duty to take precautions. This may include installing better lighting or making sure that locks and security cameras work.
When they fail to do these things and when visitors are hurt, they should be held accountable for the resulting harm. At The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, we help people hold property owners accountable for injuries resulting from negligent security.
Our founding attorney — Michael R. Herron — is a former prosecutor who handles criminal premises liability and inadequate security cases for our law firm. Starting his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Herron knows what crime victims are going through. He is dedicated to helping them achieve compensation for the injuries they have suffered.
Criminal Premises Liability
Criminal premises liability cases often occur in parking lots, restrooms, stairwells, night clubs, stockrooms and other public places that may be dark or hidden from public sight. Often they involve an illegal attack, assault or robbery that may escalate to sexual abuse, rape or even death.
Attacks on property open to the public can often be prevented if owners’ establish adequate security in dangerous areas or simply by ensure that there is sufficient lighting in the area. While no amount of money can ever undo the effects of this type of crime, victims are entitled to compensation for the harm experienced. Additionally, lawsuits against negligent property owners can help prevent similar violence from happening to others in the future by calling an owner’s attention to the problem.
Use Experience to Fight for Justice
To talk with a lawyer about an attack or robbery, call The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, at 813.258.4878 or complete our online contact form for a free initial consultation. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Off-site, evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
We accept personal injury cases on contingency. This means that you will only owe us attorneys fees if you receive compensation for your injury. If you do not recover damages, you will not have to pay.