Property Owners Should Provide Adequate Security To Prevent Violent Attacks

Every year, thousands of people throughout the United States are injured in assaults, rapes and other vicious attacks. Many violent attacks occur on college campuses and in parking lots, parking ramps, apartment complexes and hotels.

Although some attacks could not have been prevented even with the most stringent safety standards, a significant number of attacks in Tampa are preventable through the use of proven security measures, including adequate lighting, sufficient security staff and video cameras. Businesses can prevent attacks by routinely performing a criminal background check on new employees to determine whether they have previous convictions for assault or a sex crime.

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Along with slip-and-fall cases, negligent security issues relate to the area of law known as premises liability. Owners and operators of various types of property, including apartments, buildings and shopping malls, have a duty to ensure that people on their premises are not victimized by foreseeable crimes. If a property owner fails to provide adequate security and a crime such as rape, robbery or assault results, he or she may be held liable for damages.

The most common negligent security claim handled by lawyers at Culpepper Kurland is the hotel guest, mall shopper, office building worker or student who is victimized by a perpetrator taking advantage of inadequate security on the premises. Often, proper security equipment, personnel or surveillance, when the landowner knew or should have known of the potential for criminal conduct, could have prevented the crime. When insufficient security at a hotel, nightclub, shopping mall or apartment complex results in the assault or injury of an individual, Florida law provides that the owners of the establishment can be held liable for negligent security.

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If you need more information about a negligent security claim, please contact us so we can provide the answers you need. To schedule a free consultation with a negligent security attorney at our Tampa law office, call 813.228.8600 or contact us by email.