Inadequate Security and Personal Injury Lawsuits

November 14, 2016 | Category: Inadequate Security, Personal Injury | Share

According to Florida statistical reports for 2015, every day there were 240 violent crimes. Specific 2015 Florida statistics showed the occurrence of the following violent crimes:

Aggravated assault

  63,734

Burglary

109,002

Larceny

419,384

Motor vehicle theft

  40,578

Murder

    1,040

Rape

    7,102

Robbery

  21,097

 

Inadequate Security and Personal Injury Lawsuits - Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.In some of the instances, criminal assaults were the result of negligent or inadequate security by commercial property managers or security firms charged with keeping the area safe for those who enter them. When they fail to do so, inadequate or negligent security cases may be filed against the hotels, stores, malls, restaurants, apartment and condominium complexes, and other property owners.

A couple of cases reported in Florida were:

  • October 2016 – The homeowners association, property managers and other related entities at a Miami townhome community agreed to pay more than $10 million dollars to a 22-year-old man and his infant son to settle a negligent security lawsuit. The man was shot 6 times in his family’s rental unit, and he was rendered a paraplegic. (Source: CommunityAssociations.net)
  • September 2014 – A 59-year-old woman was stabbed to death in a home invasion robbery in Davie, FL. The case claims the property managers and security company were responsible for making sure no one could get into the gated community where the woman lived. (Source: Sun-Sentinel.com)

Legal liability to keep residents and visitors from harm

There is a duty of reasonable care required of all property owners to maintain safe conditions and eliminate known hazards or, if the hazards cannot be eliminated, a duty to warn. This same law applies to the hazards when it comes to violent acts. By using appropriate security measures, the inadequate or negligent security law assumes the crime could have been prevented or made less likely to occur.

Some of the ways stores and other property owners can provide reasonable security varies, but some common features may include the hiring of nighttime security patrols, installing surveillance cameras, utilizing security gates and ensuring premises are adequately lit when it comes to nighttime. Restricting areas with keys and other locking systems may also provide some needed security for visitors, customers and home owners.

“If you or a loved one has been the victim of injury because of inadequate or negligent security, contact the experienced attorneys at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. to determine your rights,” said Naples Inadequate Security Attorney, Randall Spivey.

 

Naples Inadequate Security Attorney, Randall Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one (1%) percent of Florida attorneys.  He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.  For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com.  Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information.  You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.

 

 

 

 

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