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Miami Negligent Security Attorney

We trust that we when we go out to a restaurant or a nightclub that we will be able to have a good time without getting injured. Unfortunately, many businesses lack safety precautions for their customers. As a result, many patrons are injured by bar fights, sexual assault, slips and falls, shootings, robbery and other attacks.

Business owners are obligated to create a safe environment for guests. This means keeping the building properly maintained as well as engaging in preventative measures to prevent crime from occurring. This may include security cameras, bouncers, security guards, adequate lighting and door locks. Contact our experienced Miami negligent security attorneys for assistance or more information.

Types of Negligent Security

When people think of negligent security and premises liability, slip and fall cases are often the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are many other types of negligent security situation that business owners need to be aware of. They include the following:

  • Failure to have security cameras
  • Failure to have working window and door locks
  • Poor lighting in stairwells and parking garages
  • Unsecured gates
  • Failure to have properly locked entrance doors
  • Failure to have emergency phones
  • Failure to screen visitors
  • Inadequate staffing of security guards
  • Failure to warn customers of dangerous situations
  • Failure to have security policies in place

What Businesses Are Affected?

All businesses are responsible for having adequate security. If they fail to take proper precautions, they can be sued by those who are injured on their premises.

The following includes a list of types of businesses where adequate security is of utmost importance:

  • Nightclubs/bars
  • Restaurants
  • Schools/colleges
  • Shopping malls
  • Community centers
  • Parking lots/garages
  • Apartment complexes
  • Hotels
  • Sports arenas
  • Cruise ships

Negligent Security and Sexual Assault

In areas where there is inadequate security, sexual assault is common. There were more than 10,000 sexual offenses reported in Florida in 2015. Of these, only 4,730 arrests were made. Keep in mind that there were likely thousands more cases, since many go unreported.

More than 1 million Florida women have been raped at some point. Women with physical and mental disabilities were twice as likely to be sexually abused as women with no disabilities.

Sexual assault and other crimes are more likely to happen in areas with minimal lighting. That’s why it is important for businesses to provide customers with adequate security. Negligence in this area leads to unsafe conditions that can harm or even kill a customer. If the business did not take the appropriate steps to prevent any sort of  injury, then it can be held liable.

Hire Experienced Negligent Security Attorneys for Your Case

Nobody wants to be injured while enjoying a night out on the town. If a business owner’s negligence caused you to suffer injuries—whether by slipping and falling, getting in a fight with another customer, inadequate lighting, poor maintenance or some other reason—you may have a solid negligent security case.

Let the Miami negligent security attorneys at Pike & Lustig, LLP help you with your case. By holding the liable parties responsible, you can obtain compensation for medical bills and other damages caused by your injuries. Contact Pike & Lustig, LLP today at 305-985-5281 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.

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