Florida Negligent Security Attorney
Premises liability law is about more than holding property owners liable for slip and fall accidents, dog bites or swimming pool accidents. Property owners can also be liable for physical assault, sexual assault or robbery which occurs on their premises due to unreasonable lapses of security. At Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A., our Florida negligent security attorneys are devoted to helping personal injury victims recover compensation from those who have harmed them through intentional or negligent acts. Our lawyers pursue civil cases against perpetrators of crime as well as property owners whose negligent security enabled the attack.
The level of reasonable security required depends on the circumstances
Many different types of property owners are required to keep their premises reasonably safe and secure. Some types of property where criminal activities or assaults are most likely to occur include:
- Shopping malls
- Apartment complexes
- Office buildings
- Amusement parks
- Sports stadiums
The level of security that is reasonable can depend upon the circumstances. For instance, is the property located in a high-crime area? Has there been a history of criminal activity linked to the premises? Reasonable security measures may include any of the following, among others:
- Lighted parking lots and parking garages
- Lighted stairwells and hallways
- Gated entries
- Security cameras
- Keyed entries
- Emergency phones or alarms
- Security guards
- Security patrols
When security guards have been employed, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure they are appropriately screened, trained and supervised. Miami nightclub bouncers and other security personnel may overreact when dealing with an unruly patron and wind up inflicting serious injury on the customer. Business owners may be negligent in their hiring, retention or supervision of employees who are likely to act unreasonably and harm others.
Our Personal Injury Trial Attorneys Hold Florida Property Owners Liable for Negligent Security
All premises liability cases can be complex, and proving negligent security can be especially challenging. Our experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers know how to build a strong case that proves the property owner’s negligence and liability for the harm which was caused. We’ll work to see that you are fully compensated for your harm and that all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions or inaction.
Call Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A. for a free consultation regarding your potential claims against a property owner after an assault or other crime committed against you on their premises.