Negligent security is a component of premises liability law aimed at protecting people who were victimized on someone else’s property due to circumstances contributed to by the property owner’s negligence.
Property owners are responsible for the reasonable safety of their premises. When they fail to ensure adequate security, innocent people can suffer serious personal injury or property loss. If you were harmed in a crime that could have been prevented had the property owner taken appropriate steps, the Florida negligent security attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. have the experience and resources to hold property owners accountable.
Common Negligent Security Sites
Negligent security cases most often involve personal injury sustained as a result of physical attack at a commercial establishment or other public premises such as:
- Amusement parks
- ATM kiosks
- Concert venues
- Medical centers
- Office complexes
- Parking garages/lots
- Restaurants and bars
- Shopping centers
- Sports arenas
When property owners allow dangerous conditions to exist or fail to protect or warn guests of known hazards or criminal activity, the owner may be held liable as well as the attacker who causes the physical harm.
Common Crimes Relating to Negligent Security
Broken locks, inadequate lighting, faulty surveillance systems, insufficient security personnel. Each of these factors may be considered negligent security and can make innocent people vulnerable to criminal acts.
Common crimes that are a result of negligent security include:
- Rape/sexual assault
- Wrongful death
At Best Law Firm Florida P.A., our goal is justice for Florida residents who have been wrongfully injured due to the negligence of another. When property owners allow dangerous premises to exist and someone is injured due to an otherwise preventable crime, the owner must be held responsible.