Negligent Security Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
Property owners, especially business owners, are responsible for the safety of those who are on their property. Motels, clubs, retail establishments, apartment buildings and many other types of businesses are required to provide adequate security to protect customers and others that are on the premises from injury. If a criminal action occurs on a commercial property due to negligent security, the business owner may be liable for the injuries.
Criminal assaults like rape, robbery or shootings are less likely to occur if criminals believe they will be caught or do not have easy access to their victims. Security cameras, adequate lighting, locked entrances and other precautions are not just used to catch criminals, they can deter criminal activities. Security on commercial properties protects customers, employees and the business from becoming a victim of a crime. However, when a business decides not to provide security options, their property can look enticing to criminals and lead to criminal actions that can harm unsuspecting patrons or employees.
Dangers of Negligent Security
When a business does not have adequate security, they may be inviting criminal behavior to occur on their property. Rapes, assaults, shootings and other violent crimes are more likely to happen when criminals believe they have unprotected victims. A hotel or apartment building with poor or no security can be enticing for rapists or robbers. A bar or club without door security, cameras or other precautions may be a target for a mass shooting. If patrons or employees are injured, the business owner may be held financially responsible under Florida premises liability laws.
If you have been injured during a crime that may have been prevented with better security at a business or commercial property, contact us at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law. We understand the complex laws surrounding these types of injury cases and will fight tirelessly for our clients to obtain compensation for their injuries. Contact our office in Tampa to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.