Negligent security is an area of premises liability that deals with holding property owners liable for any damages or injuries held on their property due to a lack of reasonable security. This can include both commercial and residential properties.
Injured individuals bring forward negligent security lawsuits due to landowners or property possessors failing to offer reasonable security that could have protected them from injuries caused by third parties.
Here are some examples – as well as actions you can take – if you suspect you have fallen victim due to negligent security:
Examples of Negligent Security
The majority of negligent security cases are filed against owners of public properties or venues that house numerous individuals. Examples could include:
- Parking lots
- Apartment complexes
- Amusement parks
- Sporting event venues
It’s easy in such public places for malicious criminal activity to take place, whether that’s a robbery, assault, etc. With proper security, most activity can be prevented or stopped before serious damage has been done; however, if a property is negligent with security, malicious activity can become much worse and result in much higher damages.
Some examples of negligent security include:
- Low or inadequate lighting
- Improperly maintained security systems
- Lack of security guards
- Improper surveillance
- Poor locks or other security devices
When You Can Sue for Negligent Security
If you’re injured in a public place or other environment that’s responsible for keeping you safe, and it’s determined that a security deficiency is the cause of your incident, you may have the right to sue the property owners for negligent security.
If you suspect you have been the victim of negligent security, contact the Tampa premises liability attorneys at Lorenzo & Lorenzo for help. Give us a call today for a free consultation of your case.