Inadequate security incidents are a very specific form of premises liability claim. These incidents occur when a property owner does not take adequate precautions in protecting guests and property visitors from a hazard on the property. When this negligent security results in an injury, the victim can make a claim against the property owner. For example, an inadequate security case may arise if someone is attacked in a parking garage that is poorly lit and not patrolled by security guards. Similarly, a case may arise if a tenant is harmed in a lobby that is kept in poor condition by a property owner.
Inadequate security claims protect many people. They protect tenants from negligent landlords, workers from unsafe workplace conditions, visitors from poorly-maintained homes, delivery personnel from unsafe homes, and customers from negligent business owners. If a property is unsafe and you are harmed because a property owner has not adequately safeguarded you from a property’s hazards, you may be entitled to help for any medical costs and other damages you have incurred as a result of your accident.
Most inadequate security cases involve a crime or an accident that takes place on a property. The premise behind negligent security laws is that property owners should take steps to prevent crimes and incidents on their premises. In many cases, these claims highlight inadequate lighting, poor locks, and lack of adequate safety measures. In many cases, property owners have known of a threat – such as previous crime in the area or the probability of a crime – but have failed to hire adequate security or have failed to take other measures to protect visitors to the area.
Inadequate security cases highlight the fact that property owners are responsible for the conditions of their property and for maintaining their property to certain standards. If landlords and employers break certain codes or requirements that ensure safety, they could be held liable. If a property owner fails to fix an unsafe area of their property, they may be held responsible for any injuries that result. In many cases, victims of inadequate security are surprised to find that property owners knew about a hazard for some time and failed to fix the problem.
If you believe that you have an inadequate security case in Miami, Hollywood, Homestead, or the surrounding South Florida area, call the Flaxman Law Group at 1 866 Flaxman. (1 866 352 9626) for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We can answer your legal questions and clearly explain all your options so that you can make a decision about what you might like to do. Discussing your case with one of our South Florida personal injury attorneys is confidential and comes with no risks while allowing you to make an informed choice from a position of power.