Negligent Security in South Florida Can Cause Personal Injury
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Security Can Cause Personal Injury

Negligent Security
Can Cause Personal Injury

By: Jason Neufeld
Posted in: Negligent Security, personal injury lawyer

In today’s world, everyone needs to be extra vigilant about safety. The days of taking a stroll at night or leaving your house unlocked are basically over. Security is a top priority for most people, and security companies make billions of dollars a year selling safety and security devices to consumers. But there is only so much you can do to keep yourself safe. At some point, you have to trust that certain environments you are in will do their part to ensure your safety as well. For example, when you are at work, you expect your place business to have adequate safety features to protect everyone working there. In your apartment/condo, you expect the same. These are supposed to be — for the most part —  your safe havens. Any breach of security or safety can be cause for alarm or concern, and rightfully so.

Laws in Florida

There are premises liability laws in Florida regarding insufficient or inadequate security. These laws help protect visitors from any violent or criminal activity. Nightclub owners are not required to protect their guests against injury or harm but they are required to provide adequate security in order to prevent any dangerous incidents from happening. The legal term used for these types of incidents is “reasonably foreseeable harm,” which basically means nightclub owners are responsible to implement the right security measures. There are several factors that must be considered when analyzing these cases such as the location of the nightclub, whether alcohol was served all night, the age of patrons, and any other major violent incidents over the past.

Security personal

Some people are injured by security personal at nightclubs that may panic and overreact at a given scenario. Some of these guards have poor training and perhaps fail to properly screen out club attendees. Even the use of excessive force, or violent behavior can result in a fight, physical injuries, and other damages. Unless security employees are protecting others from harm, they can’t remove someone from the premises by force.

Other common places

Bars and nightclubs are not the only places with alleged negligent security. Other places such as airplanes, ships, buses, limousines, and even taxis can be very unsafe for both locals and tourists. Some common incidents in these places due to insufficient or inadequate security include robberies, rapes, assaults, and attacks.

Examples of Security Negligence

  • Insufficient Lighting – If an establishment does not have sufficient lighting, this could be a security concern. Anything can happen in the dark. You could trip and hurt yourself, be attacked, robbed, or worse.
  • Faulty Security Cameras – Knowing there are cameras on a facility can make someone feel more at ease. Cameras most likely mean there is someone monitoring what is going on. But if the cameras are faulty or not working, the can also be a cause for concern.
  • Lack of Security Presence – When you go the mall you see mall cops everywhere. Just seeing someone official puts you more at ease. The same goes with a guard gate at an apartment complex or condo. Seeing a security presence deters vandals, thieves, and other miscreants. Just knowing there is someone there to help can make a big difference.

If you are injured due to the lack of safety or security features at an establishment, you need to first see a doctor and then call the personal injury attorneys of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, P.A. They have years of experience representing victims of negligent security. Call them today for a free consultation. The longer you wait, the more detrimental it could be to your case. When you visit a business, or if you are at your own home, you should not have to worry about safety. You should be able to walk about freely feeling secure. If something happens to you due to security negligence, you need to contact a personal injury attorney you can trust. Call 305-931-6666 for a free case evaluation.