Hollywood Negligent Security Attorney Serving Aventura, Weston, Davie, Sunny Isles Beach & North Miami Beach

Those who own a business or other premise have a very clear duty to those who enter the property: to maintain the property in a safe condition. Generally, this duty means that if a hazard is on the property – such as a broken staircase – the property owner must correct it within a timely manner to ensure that no one is injured. However, in addition to correcting obvious hazards, the duty also extends to taking preventative measures to prevent harm. In some cases, maintaining property security of a premise is a necessity. If you have been injured due to negligent security, you may have a claim for damages. Contact our experienced Hollywood negligent security attorney today.

Examples of Security Measures That May Be Necessary

The owners of various property types need to maintain security of their premises in order to ensure customer or guest safety. Some of the types of properties that may have a duty to maintain security include:

  • Hotels;
  • Condominium or apartment developments;
  • College campuses or dormitories;
  • Bars;
  • Clubs;
  • Sports arenas or centers;
  • Amusement parks;
  • Shopping centers; and
  • Other public areas or businesses.

The type of security measure that the business chooses to implement will be dependent upon the types of risks posed to its customers or employees, the location in which the business is located, and the business’ industry type. For example, a club will likely have different security needs than would a college campus. Types of security measures that may be necessary include installing security cameras, ensuring adequate lighting, locking doors, building a fence, performing background checks on employees, or/and hiring security guards.

When Negligent Security Leads to an Injury

“Negligent” means the failure to act with the same level of care that a person in a similar circumstance would execute. Negligent security, therefore, means that the business/property owner failed to implement security measures that are reasonably necessary in order to protect customers or guests. For example, the lack of proper lighting at a bus stop could make that area more prone to crime, or the failure to lock doors to apartment common areas could increase the risk of an intrusion. If you have been harmed because a company failed to maintain necessary security, you may have a negligent security claim directly against the owner. You will have to prove that your injuries would not have occurred had adequate security been in place.

Do Not Wait to Take Legal Action

Filing a claim against a business or property owner can be intimidating. To back you up with resources, knowledge, and legal experience, the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A. are here to help. If you believe that you may have a negligent security claim, it is important that you schedule a consultation with our law firm and begin the claim’s process as soon as possible, as time is quickly running out. To schedule your free case consultation and learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Hollywood negligent security attorney today at 954-961-6200.

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