Can you really sue a big business for the criminal acts of a third party? You can if the business did not follow proper safety standards. A Tampa negligent security lawyer regularly holds businesses responsible for choosing money over the safety of their customers.
What Is A Negligent Security Claim?
Negligent security claims are a type of premises liability claim.
Businesses like bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and apartment complexes have certain safety standards they must follow to protect patrons, guests, or residents.
Negligent security claim arise when these businesses fail to follow these safety standards, and someone is hurt by a third party as a result. A negligent security attorneys fight to hold the business (aka the defendant) responsible for the injuries and pain suffered by the victim (aka the plaintiff).
Example Of A Negligent Security Claim
A bar in downtown Tampa lets in more patrons than it has the capacity to serve.
Five fights have broken out in the bar in the last five months. Yet the bar refuses to train its staff in security procedures & implement security measures.
The bar serves a man multiple alcoholic drinks, and the man gets drunk. He yells and creates a scene, but the bar lets him stay.
The bar has one security guard on duty, but the waitress does not tell that one security guard. Instead of paying attention to his duties, the security guard is busy flirting with a customer.
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A woman walks by the drunk man. The drunk man yells at her, and she yells back. They continue yelling until the drunk man rears back and punches the woman. Hard. The woman falls to the ground. The bar’s security is nowhere to be found.
The woman is hurt. Badly. Her jaw is broken. Doctors will wire it shut. She will need multiple surgeries to fix the damage done.
The police arrest the drunk man, but he does not have two pennies to rub together. However, the woman’s medical bills are mounting. She can’t work. She sees a negligent security lawyer to help with her case.
In this case, the lawyer would pursue a legal action against the bar. A bar staff member did not assault the woman. But that’s not the point. The bar created the condition that was ripe for this horrible incident to occur.
The bar substantially profited from this situation in the form of alcohol sales. The bar knew — or should have known — that this situation could happen, as fights like this had broken out repeatedly in the months prior to the woman’s assault. But the bar did nothing. Its owner refused to spend the money to increase security and protect the bar’s patrons.
Types Of Cases A Negligent Security Lawyer Handles In Florida
Negligent security cases don’t just take place in bars. These cases take place at:
The types of negligent security include acts like:
Proving A Negligent Security Case In Tampa
When building a legal case, the attorney will:
Our Tampa Law Firm Can Help
If you’ve been injured contact our law firm today! Our negligent security attorneys have extensive experience fighting corporate greed. Schedule a free personal injury case evaluation with Denmon Pearlman if you or a loved one was injured because of inadequate security. Know your legal rights!
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