Orlando Inadequate Security Attorneys

Florida Negligent Security Attorney

If you are a victim of a violent crime such as robbery, shooting, rape or assault, you may have legal options beyond our criminal justice system. If the property owner was negligent in providing security where you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

At The Umansky Law Firm, our lawyers represent crime victims in Orlando and other communities in the Greater Central Florida area. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions about the civil justice system.

Responsibilities of Property Owners in Criminal Attacks

Owners of shopping malls, apartment buildings, hotels, motels and other commercial property have a responsibility to protect renters, shoppers, and guests from injuries caused by negligent or inadequate security. This area of law is known as premises liability. The duties of property and business owners fall into four categories:

  • Employee Security: They must conduct thorough background checks on all potential employers. Once hired, they must properly train employees to spot and report suspicious activity.
  • Interior Security:  They must have effective security measures, and policies should be in place for the inside of the property or building.
  • External Security: they should have security cameras in parking lots and proper lighting throughout the external of the property or building.
  • Administrative Duty: The must have an efficient system in place for collecting and reporting criminal activity that occurs on or around the premises.

Here are some examples of ways property owners can protect people from criminal attacks:

  • Installing video cameras to monitor parking lots, stairwells and elevators
  • Installing improved lighting
  • Trimming bushes that criminals may hide behind
  • Installing deadbolt and window locks in an apartment building or motel
  • Hiring private security guards who are on constant patrol
  • Asking the local police for additional patrols in high-crime areas

Determining Adequate Security

The term “adequate” is relative, meaning that what me adequate security for one property or business may not be the same for another. Here are the three factors the court will take into consideration when determining whether the security at a specified facility was adequate:

  • Incident Location: If a crime occurred in an area that should be secured like a lobby or at the entrance, the owner may be found liable. Areas like a secluded area of the parking lot or dark alleys aren’t expected to have the same security as the previously mentioned high-traffic areas.
  • Crime Demographics: If the business is in a high crime area, the business requires more security while businesses in low crime areas aren’t expected to have elaborate security.
  • Type of Business: Particular business are more prone suspicious or criminal than others which makes increased security a necessity. This includes places like casinos, nightclubs, and liquor stores.

Were You Injured in a Criminal Attack? Contact Us Day or Night.

Our lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine if the property owner was negligent in providing security. As former prosecutors, we will work with police to determine what caused the attack and what might be done to protect others from becoming crime victims in the future. We will work hard to maximize your financial compensation to make the rest of your life as secure as possible.

To schedule a free initial consultation with the Orlando inadequate security lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.  Don’t become a victim of a situation because the premises had poor security to protect you and your safety.

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