When you visit a public building, head out to do some shopping, stay in a hotel, or otherwise go about conducting the business of life, you depend upon property owners and managers to live up to their responsibility to your safety. While the negligence of property owners can lead to a wide range of risk factors, negligent security leaves you vulnerable to criminal acts, which is especially concerning. If you or someone you love has suffered the consequences of negligent security, reaching out to an experienced Fort Lauderdale negligent security attorney is advised.
Common Forms of Negligent Security
Some of the most common forms of negligent security that lead to serious consequences for visitors and guests include:
- When businesses fail to maintain building elements, such as the bright lights that illuminate parking lots and structures and the ceiling lights that illuminate hallways and common spaces, it leaves guests more vulnerable to physical attack and theft.
- When businesses fail to recognize security risks, they put their guests at risk. For example, when a bar is located in an area in which the crime rate escalates at night, the business is responsible for implementing the necessary precautions.
- Businesses also shoulder a responsibility to protect guests from dangers presented by other guests. For example, when a bar overserves a patron to the point they become dangerously belligerent, they put other guests at increased risk.
When a business fails to provide guests with reasonable security measures, it can be held legally accountable for the related losses incurred, including medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Call Us Today to Speak with a South Florida Negligent Security Lawyer
If you have been the victim of a crime because of a business’s inadequate security, you may be able to recover compensation under Florida law. At Rogers Law Group, we will review your case at no cost to you and will only collect legal fees if you get compensation. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation.