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Inadequate Security?

March 22, 2013 | Category: Inadequate Security | Share

Inadequate security can happen:

  • in nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • on cruise ships
  • at hotels and motels
  • at shopping malls
  • at hospitals
  • at colleges and universities

                      (including off-campus living facilities)

  • in office buildings
  • in parking garages and parking lots
  • at 24 hour ATM machines
  • on public transportation
  • at amusement parks

               and at many other places.

Inadequate security is often the cause of personal injuries to individuals and their family and friends.  These injuries can be devastating and life-changing. 

Personal Injury which can result from inadequate security for example:

  • broken bones
  • gunshot wounds
  • knife wounds
  • sexual assault
  • rape

             and wrongful death

Judge's GavelUnder Florida law businesses are required to provide you with adequate and necessary security for your safety.  Businesses have legal responsibilities to maintain a safe situation or to warn guests and visitors of potentially dangerous conditions. 

Inadequate security claims happen when an individual is attacked or victimized by a third party.  Sometimes it is the result of inadequate light as in a parking lot or a hotel/motel providing an inadequate or defective locking system.  But it can also be caused by an employee of the business such as a crew member on a cruise ship or an employee of a housing complex.  Inadequate security is negligence and lawsuits resulting from this are also referred to as "premise liability claims".  The victim is claiming that something occurred on the premises of a business that could have been prevented if there had been better security in place.  This is a complex area and requires an attorney with trial experience in this field.

"We, at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., have significant experience in this area.  We also have experts to obtain crime data information from local police and sheriff departments to show the extent of criminal activity prior to the incident.  The owner or manager often has been aware of the problems before the incident occurs.  Victim's rights must be protected." says Attorney Randall Spivey.

Here is an example of information available on line about precautionary measures you can take to keep yourself safe:

            Street Smart - Woman's Day


Florida Inadequate Security Attorney, Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 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  Visit  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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