What is Negligent Security?
The law of negligence generally arises when a person breaches a duty they have to another person. Premise owners have a duty to their guests to make sure the premises are safe and secure. This means most premise owners have a duty to have some sort of security force and equipment on site.
When a crime, such as assault or robbery, occurs because of the lack of reasonable security, the victim may be able to sue the property owner for any damages or injuries the crime caused.
What Are Examples of Negligent Security?
Broken Security Cameras
A lack of any functioning security cameras can generally be an example of negligent security, even in small public businesses, especially if the lack of security cameras is obvious to criminal wrongdoers.
Blocked Emergency Exis
There is a reason businesses try not to block emergency exits. If an emergency exit must be utilized but cannot be because it is blocked, then the victim can sue the business for injuries sustained.
Untrained Security Guards
Hiring inexperienced guards without providing any training does not make a business reasonably safer. Businesses must train their security guards and have procedures in place to make their security forces substantially effective.
Broken Fences and Unlocked Gates
In gated premises, such as apartments, having ineffective locks or fences can make the owner liable for injuries if a criminal is able to get inside and do damage to residents’ property or bodies.
Poor lighting, especially in parking garages can create dangerous areas for patrons. Businesses must make sure to have proper lighting in all areas.
What Are The Injuries Associated with Negligent Security?
Some of the injuries that victims of violent crimes may incur can include:
- Head trauma and brain damage
- Gunshot wounds
- Stab wounds
- Punctures and lacerations
- Internal injuries
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Scarring and disfigurement
In some cases, the victims will suffer the lifelong psychological effects from being the victim of a serious crime such as.
- Depression and anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Fear of leaving the house
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- Negligent security can also lead to wrongful death
Why Should I Contact a Lawyer if I Have a Negligent Security Issue?
Contacting a reputable personal injury lawyer is extremely important. A good lawyer will be able to determine all the parties liable in your claim, be able to calculate your likely compensation, and will have vast experience in negotiation with the insurance companies and defendants in your case.
Doing this on your own is an extremely difficult task, especially when you don’t know the complicated law and procedure in the area. Working with an experienced attorney is necessary to get you the justice you deserve.
Learn more about the details and considerations included in a negligent security claim in our blog.
Who Should I Contact a Lawyer if I am Injured Due to Negligent Security?
Your Tampa Negligent Security Lawyer
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If you or a loved one suffered in Tampa due to negligent security on private or public property, contact our Tampa Negligent Security Lawyers. We can help defend your right to full compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering, and more. Start your free initial consultation today.