Negligent and Inadequate Security
Land and business owners’ legal duty to provide safe premises for their patrons, renters and guests includes a duty to protect them from harm caused by the intentional criminal acts of third parties when those criminal acts are foreseeable. Criminal acts are foreseeable when their occurrence can reasonably be expected under the circumstances. Miami, Florida inadequate security lawyers can help to hold property owners and business establishments accountable when guests or patrons become victims of violent criminal attacks on their premises.
When property/business owners fail to provide adequate security measures, residents and guests are put at risk for criminal attack. Inadequate security has too often resulted in the rape, injury or death of innocent victims. The Miami, Florida negligent security lawyers at Hannon Legal Group work with law enforcement, private investigators and security experts to maximize the compensation recovered for our clients.
Adequate security measures can include hiring security guards, installing sufficient lighting, installing security video cameras or “dummy” cameras, keeping bushes and hedges from growing too tall and providing sturdy locks and alarms on doors and windows. The adequacy of the security measures employed may vary depending upon the location and type of business being operated.
Miami, Florida Negligent security cases often involve violent criminal attacks such as rape, shooting, stabbing, murder, assault and more recently, terrorism. These cases have been successfully prosecuted by Miami, Florida negligent security lawyers against owners and operators of businesses including: gas stations, shopping centers, banks, bars, hotels, restaurants, ATM owners, schools and universities, airlines, parking lots, condominium and apartment buildings, home owners' associations, event promoters, night clubs, strip clubs, video arcades, bowling alleys, private security companies, daycare facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings and even cyber premises such as internet chat rooms, web sites and search engines.
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and gas stations are "crime magnets." Criminals look to victimize innocent people withdrawing cash from ATMs, especially if those cash machines are located in dark parking lots or in areas where they are not easily seen by passing cars or pedestrians. Gas stations provide criminals with easy access to victims who are usually standing outside their unlocked cars with their wallet or purse out as they pay for fuel. These environments require more security measures than others in order to be safe. There are industry standards for ATM security and gas station security, just as there are for other commercial establishments.
The Miami, Fl crime victim rights lawyers at Hannon Legal Group have successfully litigated many cases where the failure of a land/business owner to provide adequate security resulted in the death of guests or patrons or left them with severe, life altering injuries. Our Miami, Florida inadequate security lawyers handle negligent security cases throughout the state.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of violent crime on commercial premises, contact a Miami, Florida premises security lawyer at Hannon Legal Group today for a free consultation about your potential Florida negligent / inadequate security lawsuit. Call toll free at (866) 835-6872 to speak with an attorney about your case.