Property owners are legally required to ensure security and safety of their property to the best of their abilities. Property security is ruled by premises liability law, which states the owner or person responsible for that property may be held liable for injuries or harm suffered by a person as the result of a dangerous circumstance on said property.
Victims of negligent security may suffer from assault, rape or murder. More recently, courts have ruled that negligent security has been responsible for terrorist attacks, identity theft, and cyberspace attacks.
In a negligent security case, it is imperative to prove that the injury resulted from irresponsible behavior of the property owner, creating an unsafe environment that allowed a third-party attack. For a free review of your claim, schedule a free consultation with our experienced Boynton Beach negligent security lawyer. An experienced premises liability lawyer can take you through the process a claim and ensure you know what to expect at each step.
Where Negligent Security Can Occur
The Florida negligent security attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo are highly experienced at handling cases involving negligent security. With more than two decades successfully handling such cases, we provide aggressive legal representation for clients who have been injured due to inadequate security on all types of premises, including:
- Hotels / Motels
- College / University Dorms and Campuses
- Shopping Centers
- Amusement parks
- Other Public Places or Buildings
When a property owner or manager fails to provide a safe and secure environment for guests, residents, employees or patrons, they may be held liable. Even when a violent crime like assault is committed by another, the property owner or manager may be held accountable for allowing the conditions that fostered that crime under premises liability law.
Examples of Negligent Security
Each type of property has a different set of safety measures that should be implemented by the property owner. The security necessary at a construction site or industrial lot is very different from what is considered adequate for an apartment building or shopping mall. Here are some of the things that may constitute negligent security:
- Inadequate lighting
- Malfunctioning security systems
- Inadequate or poorly maintained physical barriers like fences and locks
- Improper surveillance
- Security guard negligence
- Lack of security cameras or alarms
- Improperly trained security guards
Hiring a Lawyer
These types of assaults are incredibly traumatic and can cause extreme emotional distress. The team at Kogan & DiSalvo understands this. You are treated with compassion, patience, and understanding in dealing with the aftermath of the assault.
The emotional and physical traumas experienced because of negligent security are taken into consideration when seeking compensation on your behalf, including the costs for long term counseling, the after effects of the crime, which might include a disability or an inability to work, and the suffering involved.
If security was negligent or absent – which is often the case when there has been an attack or assault- you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call the Boynton Beach negligent security attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo today to discuss your negligent security case. The consultation is always free and confidential, and we are happy to answer your questions with no obligation on your part.