How Long Can You Take to File a Negligent Security Case in Florida?

The “statute of limitations” refers to the maximum length of time someone has to sue an individual, business, or other entity for damages or injuries sustained as a result of their conduct. In Florida, personal injury cases that involve negligence (including negligent security cases) the statute of limitations is generally four years from the date

What is Negligent Use of a Deadly Weapon?

In cases of negligent use of a deadly weapon, usually, a plaintiff (an injured person) sues the defendant (an individual or person acting on behalf of a business or other entity), for damages that resulted from the negligence. In order for a plaintiff to successfully sue a defendant for negligent use of a deadly weapon,

What is the Difference Between Negligence and Breach of Duty?

In personal injury lawsuits, a plaintiff sues a defendant according to the theory of negligence. Both “negligence” and “breach of duty” are legal terms of art that are commonly used in the context of personal injury lawsuits. In broad terms, negligence means that someone failed to take reasonable care to prevent harm to another or

What Does “Criminal Negligence” Mean in the State of Florida?

A criminal charge for negligence may result from a negligent act that causes personal injury. Such a charge can lead to a criminal conviction for a first or second-degree misdemeanor or felony. Under Florida law, a person can commit a misdemeanor in the second degree if he or she acts in a negligent manner and

What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security is when a business or property owner fails to maintain a safe premise for any residents, employees, patrons, or visitors. Under Florida law, businesses and property owners have a duty to ensure that the property environment is reasonably safe. A breach of that duty that leads to a crime in which someone becomes