Certain places are expected to be supervised and attended by security personnel to ensure safety. Conversely, locations like malls, parking garages, hospitals, schools, and restaurants are assumed to be equipped with cameras, security guards, and other necessary safeguards. When these measures are not in place, areas assumed to be safe suddenly become dangerous, exposing individuals to risks they shouldn’t face.

If you’ve been injured due to the lack of security provided at a certain location, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Littky-Rubin & Whitman in Florida are well aware of the dangers surrounding negligent security and are equipped to fight for you!

Understanding Negligent Security

Any injury a victim sustains that could have been prevented by better maintenance on the part of the property owner can potentially be filed under premises liability. Negligent security is a more specific branch of this category. Criminal assault or robbery on commercial premises most often make up cases of negligent security. Essentially, any lack of or negligence in security that allows an injury or crime to occur may be considered “negligent security.”

Identifying Negligent Security Liability in Florida

Crimes like sexual assault, purse snatching, and other violent assaults tend to occur in areas where there is negligent security.

A property owner may be liable if his commercial property has the following negligent security measures:

  • Inadequate Cameras or Surveillance: Insufficient surveillance coverage due to a lack of cameras or malfunctioning surveillance systems.
  • No Security Guards: Absence of security personnel or inadequate staffing to monitor and respond to security threats.
  • Inadequate Lighting: Poorly lit areas that create hiding spots for criminals or reduce visibility, increasing the risk of criminal activity.
  • Damaged Fencing or Broken Locks: Perimeter security breaches due to damaged fencing, broken locks, or other physical security vulnerabilities.

Commercial property owners and employees are expected to recognize dangerous conditions on their property and take steps to remedy them before something happens. Negligence arises when they fail to implement reasonable security measures to protect visitors, customers, or residents from foreseeable harm.

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The Importance of Legal Representation

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the lack of sufficient security at a commercial location, it’s crucial to seek legal representation from experienced attorneys who specialize in negligent security cases. At Clark Fountain, our skilled team shares over 200 years of combined experience and is known for being aggressive advocates in the courtroom.

We understand the complexities of negligent security cases and are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We prioritize client communication and will keep you informed every step of the way.

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