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Negligent Security Overview and Examples

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Negligent Security Overview and Examples

There’s a story about someone being beaten, stabbed, or shot in a nearby apartment complex, at a local gas station, or even in a business office every day. Victims rely on the criminal justice system to ensure the perpetrator is held accountable for their crimes when situations like this occur.

However, there are other steps victims can take they may not know about that relates to negligent security. The victim may be able to file a claim against the management entities (or the company that provided security for the property or the property owner) and receive compensation. However, negligent security cases are complex, so it’s important to hire an attorney with prior experience handling these legal situations.

Negligent Security and Premises Liability

It’s possible to pursue a negligent security or premises liability claim against property owners, security companies, and management companies of a property where a foreseeable crime occurred or if they failed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous conditions.

The property responsible for “managing” the property in question could be the property manager, landlord, or owner. Unsafe conditions may arise from no warning for visitors about potentially dangerous conditions or a lack of maintenance. In these situations, the manager is liable for injuries due to negligence.

A Business’s Responsibility to Provide Reasonable Security

Owners or managers of a property are typically considered responsible for patron safety and anyone else on their premises. This responsibility may result in liability if the owner or manager does not provide a reasonably secure and safe environment.

If you break things down, two main things may be beneficial in proving liability for the manager or owner of a property.

The first is if there is a prior history of criminal activity around or on the property. This fact can help you prove your case. After all, a history of criminal activity means that the proprietor, operator, or owner should have known there was an imminent danger. Because of this, they are required to provide security for those who are on-site.

The second is if the business is one that is known for attracting crime. This includes places like gambling establishments or banks, for example. It is reasonable to assume that more security measures should be implemented in these situations. Also, if these are not in place, it may mean that the owner was negligent in some way.

A Negligent Security Overview

When you go to a public place, such as a movie theater, club, park, or gas station, you expect the owner to ensure the location is safe. This falls under a part of the law that is referred to as “premises liability.” According to this law, property owners can be found liable for any damages on their property if it can be proven that the owner’s failure to provide reasonable security led to harm.

When you begin looking into examples of negligent security, you will find they involve criminal acts committed by someone besides the proper owner or manager. In a negligent security case, the argument is that the injury or harm you suffered could and should have been prevented if the property owner had conducted the proper due diligence by ensuring reasonable security measures were present.

Some of the crimes that may result in negligent security claims include:

  • Murder
  • Sexual assault, sexual abuse, and rape
  • Assault and battery
  • Shootings

If you or someone in your family is the victim of one of these crimes, you may want to consider if negligent security played a role in the situation. If so, then you can file a negligent security claim. Talking to a negligent security attorney is highly recommended when you aren’t sure if you have the right to pursue legal compensation for your situation. They can review the facts of your case and ensure the proper steps are taken to help you recover the damages you deserve.

Common Examples of Negligent Security

Common Examples of Negligent Security

It is important to remember the examples listed here depend on the facts and circumstances of the situation. While this is true, there are some red flags you should be aware of.

If you have a case like the circumstances listed below, it doesn’t automatically mean that you have a case worth pursuing. However, it is good to consult with a negligent security lawyer to find out for sure.

Some of the common security examples that may result in negligent security claims include:

  • A general lack of security. This includes improperly secured doors, unmonitored access to the property, unpatrolled parking areas, and dark areas.
  • Irresponsible or inadequate training or staffing. Includes guards who don’t make proper rounds or if they are inattentive or non-responsive, or if there is no one at the entry or front door as expected. Also involves improper screening or failure to screen new employees properly.
  • Inadequate equipment. Involves issues like broken automatic locking windows and doors, door locks, and security cameras.
  • Inadequate or improper lighting. This includes malfunctioning or broken bulbs or lighting, or if someone doesn’t leave the lights on long enough to prevent issues.
  • Poor access control. Cases involve missing or broken locks on fences and gates, failing to use existing games, lack of monitoring, and failing to use the controls reasonably.
  • Overgrown landscaping: Plants may create hiding places or obscure and even damage security and monitoring equipment.
  • Emergency warning systems that are broken or malfunctioning. Includes broken or non-working metal detectors and alarms.
  • Inadequate or improper monitoring or screening. In these situations, it involves failing to search for weapons and having the right security personnel at the right locations, like a bounder at a bar entrance and someone at the hotel’s front desk.

It’s worth mentioning that the factors above will not make your case alone. Instead, you must prove that one of these things resulted in harm or injury. The information above should give you an idea of some of the most common contributing factors to negligent security cases.

The actions of the property owner, operator, or manager will be considered and compared to the standard of what a “reasonable person” would do if it is believed they acted negligently based on the facts of your case.

Common Victims of Negligent Security

Some of the most common victims of negligent security include:

Surviving Family of Murder Victims

If someone is murdered, the deceased individual’s family members may have the right to file a negligent security case. The official name of these claims is a “wrongful death lawsuit.” This type of case has something like a traditional personal injury case. The main difference is that the family of the murdered individual files it since they cannot file it for themselves.

Property owners can be negligent in murder cases like the way they are in other personal injury situations. Poor maintenance of the on-site security equipment, subpar security measures, no security guards or police presence, and other types of preventable factors can work together to make a location unsafe. If property owners don’t take the proper reasonable measures to prevent a murder from occurring on their property, they can and usually will be held liable for the result. If you have a family member who was killed on business property, it’s best to call an attorney to schedule a consultation.

Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, and Rape Victims

Just like with assault-related crimes and shootings, all businesses owe a duty of care to patrons to ensure reasonable precautions are taken against sexual crimes that have the potential to occur. The precautions required are like those for other crimes. This includes visible and properly maintained security cameras, proper lighting in alleys, hallways, and entranceways, a visible security force (i.e., security guards), and well-maintained and visible security cameras.

If a business does not ensure a reasonable degree of security to prevent sexual crimes, it can be held liable if this type of crime occurs. If you or someone in your family is the victim of a crime while on business premises, you may have the right to seek legal compensation and eventually receive negligent security settlements. It’s best to speak to an attorney to know if your case is worth pursuing.

Assault and Battery Victims

Assault is usually defined as any action that causes reasonable apprehension of imminent and harmful contact. This means that assault occurs when someone intentionally causes someone else to believe they will be harmed. Battery occurs if intentional harmful contact occurs.

It’s businesses’ responsibility to ensure patrons are not a victim of assault and battery. Many businesses, like clubs and bars, where the possibility of these incidents is high, must maintain proper security on-site to ensure incidents don’t occur. If they do, they are broken up quickly.

With that in mind, every business has the duty to take reasonable steps to prevent cases of assault and battery. A fight can occur almost anywhere, and each business must ensure these situations do not occur too often and, when they do, that they cause minimal harm.

Shooting Victims

Shooting situations can occur as isolated incidents or as mass shootings. In both situations, the business has the duty of care to ensure patrons have a safe environment. This may include providing security guards, security cameras, lighting hallways and entrances, and other security measures.

The truth is that violent acts occur all the time. There are also limits on what some businesses can do to help ensure patron safety. In many cases, what is considered reasonable precautions often depends on the nature of a specific business. While this is true, businesses must provide patrons with reasonable safety. Because of this, all shooting victims should talk to a lawyer to determine if they have a negligent security case.

Situations When You Can File a Negligent Security Claim

While the situations above indicate when you can file a negligent security claim, knowing more specifics about these situations can be beneficial. After all, it is up to the victim and their attorney to provide proof that the property owner did not provide reasonable security that could have prevented the incident that resulted in harm. In these situations, the establishment may be considered liable.

Some examples of these situations include:

  • Basic security measures: Determining if proper security measures were in place depends on the type of establishment where the situation occurred. For example, apartment buildings have different security needs than nightclubs.
  • Causality: It must be proven that the harm the victim experienced resulted from the security breach. For example, if a broken lock resulted in an attack on a resident, then this is likely a negligent security case.
  • Injury to property or body: If the victim was harmed physically or if their property was stolen or damaged, then filing a negligent security claim may be necessary.

Potential Compensation for Negligent Security Cases

When a crime results from negligent security, the victim or victim’s family may be due compensation for several types of injuries or losses. Some of the most common types of compensation you can receive for a negligent security claim include:

  • Crimes often include physical harm and injuries that result in extensive medical bills. The victim of this type of crime can file a lawsuit to receive financial compensation for these losses.
  • Emotional or physical aspects of the crime or assault may interfere with the victim’s ability to work and earn a living for themselves and their family. In this case, a victim can sue for the loss of income and future earnings.
  • If someone has lost their life, family members can file a premises liability lawsuit against the at-fault party and receive damages for wrongful death.
  • Sometimes, the events of a negligent security claim are terrifying. This can result in flashbacks for the victim and ongoing psychological issues that impair their ability to enjoy life or function like they used to. It may be possible to recover financial compensation for needed therapy and to help compensate for the pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other psychological issues the victim experienced.

The compensation a victim or family can receive depends on the nature of the incident, degree of liability, and the impact of the loss and damages. It is best to consult with an attorney to know for sure what your negligent security claim may be worth.

Elements of a Negligence Security Claim

To win a negligence case, the plaintiff (the person injured) must prove the following four elements to show that the defendant (the entity allegedly at fault) acted negligently:

Duty of Care

The claimant must establish that the defendant owes them a legal duty of care. There can be different degrees of legal duty depending on the relationship between the claimant and the defendant and the circumstances of the incident.

Breach of Duty

A defendant’s actions or lack of actions before an incident may violate or breach an established legal duty of care. The claimant must establish that, under the circumstances that surround the incident, the defendant’s behavior was very different from the behavior of a reasonably prudent person.

Causation

The claimant must prove that the defendant’s breach of duty caused the harm or injury they incurred. A defendant who could reasonably have foreseen that his or her actions or lack of action might cause harm or injury is more likely to be liable.

Damages

If the claimant was harmed or injured due to the defendant’s breach of duty and the other three conditions are met, the court will award compensation for physical, emotional, and monetary losses.

Comparative Negligence in Florida

Florida is a comparative negligence state. If a claimant is partially at fault for an incident, they will be responsible for that percentage of the damages, but this does not prevent them from collecting damages from a negligent owner or operator.

Statute of Limitations for Negligence

The statute of limitations in Florida for filing a civil lawsuit based on harm or injury caused by negligence is four years beginning from the date of the incident. With a few exceptions, your case will be dismissed if you file your claim after the deadline expires.

Common Location Responsible For Negligent Security

Here are some typical locations where property owners may be liable for negligent security.

Gas Station Negligence

Gas stations are legally responsible for providing a reasonably safe and secure environment for their visitors. These convenience businesses must maintain an adequately illuminated parking lot, keep gas pumps within clear view of employees, operate working security cameras, and retain a security guard and two employees between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. If a person on premises suffers harm or injury from a foreseeable hazard, like an assault or robbery that could have been prevented with adequate security, then the owners may be sued for negligence. Florida law allows the aggrieved party to take a civil “negligence action” and seek damages based on a theory of negligence, premises liability, or strict liability. The person can recover medical expenses, past and future lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering. To win, the claimant must prove the owner breached their duty to provide a safe and secure environment for guests, resulting in direct injury or harm.

Examples of Gas Station Negligence

Insufficient Security

Gas station owners who operate their establishment in an area with a history of crime should be aware of the potential for assault, robbery, or other criminal activity on their property. They must provide adequate security on-site so that visitors can have a reasonable expectation of safety. If they fail, they may be liable if a foreseeable injury occurs. Security cameras must be operational, and silent alarms must be installed. A security guard must be present on the premises. All outdoor areas must be adequately lit so that employees can be aware of the activity on the property. When a gas station attack results in critical injury or death, the owner may be liable for damages in a premises liability claim.

Explosions and Fires

Fires and explosions that cause catastrophic damage, critical injury, or death should be fully investigated. The gas station may be partially liable for the incident if a person starts a fire or causes an explosion that leads to injury or fatality. If the situation could have been mitigated by monitoring and security, the injured party might be able to sue based on negligence.

Parking Garages and Parking Lot Negligence

A vacant parking lot or garage can leave people vulnerable to attack and robbery when the property is not properly secured. Owners and operators must keep visitors reasonably protected, safe, and secure. The definition and degree of “reasonable level of protection” may be determined by the history of crime and typical levels of security in the surrounding area. It may be necessary for parking lot and garage owners to install and maintain working call buttons and emergency intercoms, electronic access controls, intrusion detection, and video surveillance cameras. Security guards and patrols monitor entrances, and parking gates may all be needed to deter crime and ensure the safe operation of a parking lot or garage. Operators must keep parking lots and parking garages in adequate condition. Broken asphalt, insufficient lighting and signage, badly-marked parking spaces, and improperly placed disability parking are foreseeable hazards that can make an owner liable for negligence.

Examples of Parking Lot and Garage Negligence

A person in an empty, dimly-lit parking lot or garage who has the misfortune to be attacked and injured may be able to sue the owner for failing to provide adequate security. Signage, locked or monitored entrances, security attendants or patrols, and video surveillance measure property owners can take to deter or prevent crime. If any or all of these security precautions are missing or malfunctioning and directly lead to injury, the injured party may be able to sue for damages. The claimant will need to argue that the owner had a duty to keep the property safe and secure, breached this duty, and created a foreseeable opportunity for harm that directly led to the injury. A lawyer may be able to help the injured party file a successful claim for damages due to negligent security.

Nightclubs and Bar Negligence

Nightclub and bar owners are bound by a duty of care, which means they must take reasonable precautions to provide their guests with a level of safety by reducing or removing physical hazards and the potential for harmful situations. Poorly maintained property and aggressive patrons are safety and security hazards. A nightclub owner who does not mitigate risk by hiring the proper security personnel, installing metal detectors, or installing video cameras may be liable for negligent security if an incident, injury, or fatality occurs. A lack of access routes, poor ventilation, and overcrowding may also violate the duty of care. In the case of injury or fatality, the nightclub or bar owner may face a premises liability claim and financial responsibility for damages incurred.

Examples of Nightclub and Bar Negligence

Patrons, both intoxicated and sober, as well as staff and security personnel, may be involved in violent altercations or non-consensual sexual aggression. When a business has a duty to protect its customers, the owner may be held liable if a customer is injured on-site due to a lack of security.

An injured claimant must prove that the nightclub or bar was in breach of its legal duty to keep patrons safe from foreseeable harm. Comparative fault defenses often apply. A patron partially at fault for an incident may be responsible for some of the damages incurred. Most of the responsibility will fall on the assailant and the negligent establishment.

In Florida, dram shop laws hold establishments liable for serving too much alcohol to customers who are minors or known habitual addicts. Because alcoholism is a habitual addiction, dram shop laws may apply in the case of a bar fight if the negligent party is a known alcoholic. Nightclub and bar owners must provide adequate security by hiring enough bouncers or off-duty law enforcement officers to keep patrons safe. They should take additional steps to reduce the possibility of harm, such as replacing the glass with plastic, removing trip hazards, and securing tables and seating to the floor.

To be compensated for injuries sustained in the bar fight, the injured party must file a premises liability claim with the property owner’s insurance company. To be successful, the claimant should immediately notify the bar owner of the incident, seek medical attention, contact the police, document and preserve evidence, gather witness accounts, and speak with a lawyer.

Apartment Building Negligence

Owners of residential apartment buildings have a legal duty to provide security to residents and visitors with legal access to the premises. Sufficient security measures may include call buttons, gates, functioning security cameras and alarm systems, and trained security officers in and around common areas. The premises should be well-lit, and windows and doors should be intact and secure. In localities where criminal activities such as robbery, assault, and homicide are known risks, property owners are legally required to keep the property safe to decrease the probability of criminal incidents. Owners, landlords, or property managers must warn and notify occupants and visitors of any dangers, including robbery, vandalism, or physical or sexual assault.

The standards for negligence can vary from property to property, but all apartment building owners are legally bound to take measures to prevent foreseeable crimes. If the property owner knows or should know that criminal activity has previously occurred on or around the property, it’s more likely that a similar crime will be ruled to be foreseeable. This determination could make it easier to hold the property holder liable for negligence.

Examples of Apartment Building Negligence

Apartment building owners who do not provide video surveillance, hire a sufficient number of trained security guards or fail to notify residents and visitors of potential danger may be in breach of their duty to keep the property safe. Poor lighting, broken or unlocked windows or doors, faulty sensors, locks, or security systems, and a lack of outdoor gates and fences are all signs of negligence.

Injured claimants who sue an apartment building owner for negligence make a premises liability claim. Premises liability laws require apartment building owners to keep common areas like entrances, hallways, stairwells, and walking surfaces safe and hazard-free. Handrails and fire extinguishers must be properly secured. Premises liability may extend to parking lots, walkways, swimming pools, or gardens on the property.

The defendant must be the legal owner of the property with an obligation or duty to keep the property safe and secure for visitors and residents. The claimant’s attorney must demonstrate that the owner breached his or her duty, failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent a foreseen crime and that the claimant suffered physical, monetary, emotional, or other damages as a direct result of the negligence.

Hotel Negligence

Florida law protects paying hotel guests, business invitees, and social visitors (such as people attending a conference or convention or friends of guests) from harm or injury while on site. A hotel owner’s legal duties toward their guests are bound by premises law. The state of Florida designates hotels as public lodging establishments that owe a duty of care to keep invited guests safe, secure, and protected from reasonably foreseeable third-party crime. Paying hotel guests are classified as public invitees and are owed the highest possible duty of care. A similar duty of protection extends to business invitees and invited licensees (like friends of guests). Hotel trespassers and uninvited licensees are generally not protected by law, but anyone who believes they have been injured at a hotel due to negligence should consult a lawyer.

Hotels that lack adequate security leave guests vulnerable to violent crime, including sexual assault, shootings, robbery, battery, and homicide. Guests may take reasonable precautions, but the hotel owner is ultimately responsible for the safety of its guests. Owners must keep the hotel reasonably safe and free from hazardous conditions. They are also required to inform visitors of dangers that could put them in harm’s way and to provide enough security to prevent attacks. A visitor who suffers an injury due to a hotel owner’s negligence can sue the hotel for their losses.

Examples of Hotel Negligence

If video surveillance is insufficient, security staff are poorly trained or too few in number, windows and door locks are broken, security systems and alarms are absent or malfunctioning, and signage and warnings of danger are missing, then a hotel owner may be negligent if these inadequacies directly lead to injury or harm. Similarly, if the lighting is too dim in any of the common areas of the premises, including but not limited to entryways, hallways, stairwells, and parking lots or garages, then a hotel owner may be held responsible for damages if an invited guest is injured or harmed as a direct result. Similar rules apply to motels, resorts, timeshares, suites, Airbnb rentals, and other accommodations in Florida.

Amusement Park Negligence

Amusement park owners have a duty of care to their guests. They must ensure that the premises and attractions are safe and free from danger. Security and staff must be properly trained. The property, parking areas, and rides must be maintained and operated in a safe condition. Negligence occurs when amusement park owners and operators fall short of these duties. If visitors are injured as a direct result of negligence, the amusement park owners may be held legally accountable for damages incurred.

Examples of Amusement Park Negligence

Negligence exposes amusement park owners to premises liability. Insufficient security personnel, improperly managed or trained security and employees, obstructed egress, unlocked or poorly monitored entrances and exits, lack of perimeter fencing, poor or missing signage, overcrowding, and inadequate lighting are examples can constitute negligence. If a claimant can demonstrate that a documented injury or property loss occurred as a direct result of a lack of security, they may be able to file a premises liability or negligent security claim. Amusement parks must properly train and manage their employees. If an employee engages in an activity that endangers visitors, resulting in injury or death, then the amusement park is responsible for the employee’s negligence.

Amusement parks often protect their interests by requiring visitors to sign liability waivers, but there are cases when injuries due to negligence fall outside these terms.

Public Schools

Under Florida laws, schools are granted sovereign immunity as a type of government agency classified as a political subdivision. Sovereign immunity protects government employees and entities from lawsuits, with some exceptions. If a student is injured during an operational or planned activity, it may be difficult or impossible to sue for negligence. Injuries incurred during non-sanctioned, unplanned discretionary activities may qualify for compensation for damages.

Florida statutes require injured parties to first try to settle the incident by filing a formal complaint against the school with the court clerk of the jurisdiction. This claim is the prerequisite to a lawsuit, and it is a good idea to speak to an attorney before filing the complaint.

Examples of Public School Negligence

Sovereign immunity may be waived in the cases of premises negligence, negligent supervision, or violence. The Supreme Court of Florida has determined that preschools, primary, intermediate, and secondary public schools owe “a general duty of supervision to the students within their care.” Negligent supervision occurs when educators and staff fail to provide appropriate supervision and injury occurs. Premises negligence requires schools to maintain safe and secure grounds and eliminate the possibility of dangerous activity. When injury or death is a direct result of insufficient security, the aggrieved party should attempt to sue the school for negligence.

Premises liability laws may protect a person injured due to a school’s failure to maintain a safe environment. Unsafe playground equipment, slippery floors, sharp objects, unsanitary conditions, or other hazards can all lead to premises liability. Unsafe areas that are not monitored or secured could exemplify negligent security.

A person injured on school grounds must prove that the accident or incident was foreseeable. If the school was aware of a potentially dangerous situation and failed to take preventative measures, they may be held in breach of their duty to maintain safety and security. Schools may be responsible for providing sufficient employees, security, and resource officers to supervise students, requiring identification for people who enter the building, locked or monitored entrances, and metal detectors, in addition to security cameras and alarms. Hall and recess monitors and crossing guards. In cases where injuries occur outside of school hours, school-sponsored events, or organized sports, schools may not be held liable. However, if a known bully assaults another student due to a lack of supervision, the school may be liable for foreseeable harm by failing to provide adequate supervision and security.

College and University Negligence

Colleges and universities have a duty of care to provide safety and security to tenants and invited guests and to protect them from harm or hazard when they are on campus. Even so, it may be difficult to sue a public university for negligence if it has sovereign immunity. Premises liability law applies to all property owners, including colleges and universities, with and without sovereign immunity, so a person who believes they have been injured as a direct result of negligent security should always seek the advice of a lawyer. Under the law, if a claimant can prove that the college or university had a duty of care, was in breach of that duty, and did not take precautions to protect their guests from foreseeable harm or injury, directly leading to crime or damage, they may be able to hold the campus liable for negligent security. Any victim of an attack who cannot meet these conditions will not be compensated for damages.

Examples of College and University Negligence

A college or university campus must make every effort to prevent foreseeable crime and ensure that invited guests are safe and secure. The highest duty of care is owed to invited guests and tenants, including students, faculty, and staff, while the least and possibly zero duty of care is owed to trespassers.

If an invited guest is attacked in a poorly maintained or secured campus area, it may be possible to sue for negligence. If the injured claimant can show that a condition of duty of care that could have mitigated the attack was malfunctioning, inadequate, or absent, they may be able to successfully argue that security was negligent. Faulty gates, locks, and alarms; inadequate surveillance; a lack of on-premises security or emergency call stations; and poor lighting may all contribute to foreseeable crime. Colleges and universities that fail to install working access control systems, create warning systems for potential dangers, or monitor large campus gatherings may also breach their duty of care.

Hospital Negligence

Hospitals are entities that invite visitors onto their property, and as such, they are expected to keep patients and employees safe and secure. Any hospital owner that fails to provide the appropriate level of security and take preventative measures against crime on the premises may be liable for the injuries that occur as a direct result of this breach of duty.

Examples of Hospital Negligence

If a patient or invited visitor is assaulted or suffers a harmful injury while they are on-premises, the hospital may be responsible for negligence.

Negligence lawsuits against hospitals are typically based on premises liability law. Claimants must prove they were lawfully on the property and not trespassing, and they must also show that the circumstances that directly led to their injury were foreseeable. If the hospital is in an area that has a high crime rate or a history of a particular kind of crime, they must take steps to keep the premises safe and also warn people of danger. The claimant must show that the hospital owner or operator failed to take the appropriate steps to keep the facility safe from criminal activity and that injury or harm directly resulted from the negligence. Documentation and evidence such as photographs or videos, medical records, and police reports are often necessary to ensure a favorable outcome for a plaintiff. A successful claim for negligent security against a Florida hospital could compensate for past and future physical, financial, and emotional harm.

Commonly compensated damages include medical expenses for sustained medical injuries, physical pain, and suffering, psychological trauma, therapy and treatment costs, lost or damaged property, and lost past or future income.

Mall Negligence

Owners of shopping malls and merchants owe a duty of care to their visitors and customers. They must maintain a safe environment by ensuring that the shopping environment and grounds are secure and free of hazards. Malls must hire and manage capable and appropriately trained security personnel, and they may also be required to employ a sufficient number of working security cameras and alarms to deter crime.

Examples of Mall Negligence

Shoppers assaulted or robbed may sustain harm and injury due to negligent security. If this is the case, you can sue the merchant, store owner, or mall owner for damages related to medical costs, lost wages, monetary and property loss, and pain and suffering.

Get the Compensation You Deserve For Negligent Security

Negligent security should never be the cause of harm to your personal well-being. If you have been harmed or injured on public or private property and you believe the owner could have taken action to prevent the incident, you may be able to claim compensation for your suffering. The lawyers at Shiner Law Group are experienced in helping people injured in Florida due to on-premises negligent security. We would be happy to review your case, so if you require legal assistance, give us a call today.

Hire an Experienced Negligent Security Attorney for Help with Your Case

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If you believe you are a victim of a negligent security situation, you have rights. However, since these cases can be extremely complex, it is best to retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer. This will help ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to for the injuries or damages you experienced. The right attorney will work to gather evidence and ensure a strong case is built on your behalf to help you hold the responsible party liable for the situation.

Our legal team is ready to help with your case. With decades of experience representing victims of negligent security, our team will work hard to help you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. The first step in this process is to reach out to schedule an initial consultation. We can discuss your case and create a plan of action to move forward.