Negligent Security Litigation Attorney Boca Raton, Fl.
People have a right to expect that they will be safe when shopping, visiting, working, and living in areas where security should be present. If poor security at an office building, an apartment complex, a nightclub or other business causes a personal injury, it can be grounds for a negligent security claim.
Negligent security involves injuries to an individual that occur as a result of an assault or an attack. Any establishment that caters to customers, to residents who live on the property, or to employees work on the premises is responsible for the safety of these people. In negligent security cases, it may be argued that the owner of a property, building, or shopping center did not provide adequate security to protect their customers, guests, or patrons from crime, whether it be from a lack of lighting, locks, or security guards. The location of the incident may include businesses, malls, residential complexes, shopping centers, restaurants, and hotels.
Restaurant owners, bar owners, club owners, building managers, and property owners have a responsibility to protect all persons–from patrons to residents to employees–on their premises. Carelessness that causes personal injury to any person on the property is grounds for a negligent security claim.
If you are at a nightclub, for example, and are harassed by a drunk or unruly patron, you should be able to inform the club's security about the person so they can intervene. It is the duty of the nightclub's security to remove the unruly or drunk patron from the premises for your safety. If the nightclub's security fails to take action and you are injured by the unruly or drunk patron as a result of the nightclub's indifference to the matter, you may be able to file a personal injury claim based on negligent security.The need for ample security has never been greater than it is today, and any business or private individual who receives guests onto their property is assumed to not only have taken the proper safety precautions and maintenance necessary to provide an incident-free experience, but should also take into consideration the strength of security on the premises. When measures have not been taken to secure the safety of those on the property and an injury occurs as a result, the property owner may be deemed liable in civil court.