Inadequate Security Lawsuits
Many serious injuries can occur on real property that is owned by others. Florida law requires property owners to maintain and secure their property in a manner that makes it safe. Thus, property owners must provide security for their property if a reasonable property owner would provide such security under the same or similar circumstances. The required security can include having properly trained security personnel guarding the property and installing adequate security systems.
Injuries occur on property that lacks security
A variety of injuries occur on property that lacks security. Many of those injuries are caused by the criminal actions of third parties who injure persons on the property. The following are some common types of injuries that happen on unsecured property:
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What kind of security must a property owner provide?
The exact type and amount of security required for property depends on the type of property, its location, its intended use, and whether the property owner knows or has reason to know of hazards or prior incidents of persons being injured on the property. The following is a list of just a few of the security measures that reasonable property owners may need to use on their property:
- Adequately lighting the premises;
- Maintaining locks in good repair and proper working condition;
- Closing and locking gates and doors;
- Stationing security guards in hazardous areas;
- Installing electronic security systems;
- Securing enclosed areas against trespassers; and
- Addressing criminal or other unauthorized activity on the premises.
Proving a inadequate security on property?
In order to recover damages from a property owner for a lack of security on the owner’s property, the injured person must prove that:
- the property owner had a legal duty to provide security on the property;
- the property owner breached that legal duty by failing to provide security;
- the property owner’s failure to provide security caused the hurt person’s injuries; and
- the injured person suffered injuries for which the law allows compensation.
It may be helpful to show that other persons have been previously injured on the property and that the property owner did not address the hazardous conditions that caused those injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured on another person’s property that lacked security, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, especially if others have been injured on those premises in the past. Please contact us for a free and confidential consultation about your case. You may contact us online or phone us at 305-372-0123 or Toll Free at 877-662-5399 to arrange your consultation. At no charge, you can tell us about your experience and learn how the law may apply to your case. We look forward to discussing your case with you.