Every year thousands of individuals are seriously injured and even killed due to inadequate security provided by negligent property owners.  Property owners that engage in negligent security practices contribute to crimes and assaults escalating on their properties.  Property owners are required to provide a safe place for their customers, guests, employees, students or tenants.  Those held liable for premises liability claims can include landlords, employers, business owners, universities and other property owners. 

There is a direct link between negligent security and unsafe conditions which can lead to vicious attacks such as physical assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rape, molestation, workplace violence and other violent acts to take place on properties. 

Common causes of negligent security can include:

  • Failure to repair locks and latches on gates and entrances;
  • Failure to advise potential tenants of dangerous criminal activity;
  • Failure to allow dangerous conditions to exist;
  • Failure to correct poorly lit areas;
  • Failure to hire competent security personnel;
  • Failure to keep criminal activity statistics and logs;
  • Failure to monitor elevators;
  • Failure to monitor hallways;
  • Failure to monitor parking garages;
  • Failure to monitor parking lots;
  • Failure to monitor stairwells;
  • Failure to properly monitor premises;
  • Failure to repair broken doors and gates;
  • Failure to repair broken windows;
  • Failure to repair faulty alarms and security systems;
  • Failure to warn tenants of criminal activity.

The most common property types where negligent security can occur include:

  • Malls
  • Shopping Centers
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Condominiums
  • Universities and College Campuses
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Bars and Nightclubs
  • Restaurants
  • Amusement Parks
  • Professional Office Buildings
  • Rental Properties
  • Vacation Properties
  • Workplace

You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.
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