What Are Examples of Negligent Security?

In the State of Florida, negligent security happens when a business owner does not take reasonable precautions to ensure their clients, guests, or customers are safe. Reasonable precaution measures have to be in place to prevent robberies, property damage, theft, or possible physical assaults.

Negligent security, under Florida premises liability laws, applies to locations that serve the public, such as:

  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Retail stores
  • Schools
  • Rental apartment complexes or homes
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Gas Stations
  • Nightclubs
  • Workplace
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Hospitals
  • Factories
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Banks

If you are battered or physically assaulted on one of these properties, the owner may be liable under Florida law. If this has happened to you, or a family member, check with Batts-Daniels Law, as our personal injury attorneys have more than forty-five combined years of experience in the legal field.

Examples of Negligent Security

There are several ways a property owner can be held liable for not making sure a person's safety was provided. Managers, lessees, property owners, or a negligent security firm could all potentially be liable if you suffer an injury from an attack or assault on their property. You may be able to file a claim and sue the responsible parties to recover compensation for your injuries.

Examples of crimes that can occur due to negligent security include:

  • Mass shootings
  • Sexual assaults
  • Battery
  • Murder
  • Wrongful death

Depending on the property type, there will be different security requirements under Florida law. These are a few examples of negligent security:

  • Broken gates or fences
  • Doors that cannot be locked
  • Malfunctioning security cameras or no security cameras
  • Unqualified or untrained security guards
  • No or lack of security guards
  • Missing or inadequate lighting

Talk to Batts-Daniels Law if you feel you've been injured due to one of these negligent security measures, or someone you love suffered a wrongful death. We will fight aggressively to make sure your rights are protected.

Proving Negligent Security under Florida Law

The security requirements for public locations and businesses depend on the type of property. In negligent security cases in Florida, victims are required to prove the property owner was at fault and did not adequately protect their customers or guests from the risk of harm. The victim has to prove the property owner or defendant's property was not up to established safety standards as defined by law.

Victims must also prove they have suffered loss or injury as a result of the negligence. To prove this, the plaintiff can use evidence that shows the defendant's failure to provide proper security led to other incidents in the past. If there is a history of security issues, the current case was foreseeable and preventable.

Establishing proof of damages or injuries might involve collecting documented medical bills, proof of lost wages, etc.

Immediate Action is Necessary with Negligent Security Cases

If you feel you have grounds to pursue a negligent security case, it is important to act right away. Florida has a four-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit for a negligent security claim.  If the injury resulted in death, the statute of limitations is two years.  Talk to the experienced attorneys at Batts-Daniels Law to discuss your potential case.  

Who to Contact for a Negligent Security or Wrongful Death Case

Batts-Daniels Law provides aggressive legal representation across the State of Florida. We have helped those who have lost loved ones due to negligent security (such as apartment shootings, nightclub deaths, gas station physical assaults, etc.).  We are also here to ensure your rights are protected if you've been injured in an auto accident, your child has been injured at daycare, or any other personal injury resulting from someone else's negligence.  Call us today at 833-33-BDLAW.

 

 

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