Did You Get Injured Because Of Lax Security Measures?
Many businesses have security cameras or guards these days. The devices deter criminals but also record evidence. People are put in place to serve as deterrents, but they can spring into action when disasters strike too. Organizations use these professionals and equipment to leave patrons, clients, or residents feeling safe. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, and it will surely get them some brownie points.
When tenants are content, they will pay rent on time and not cause many problems. Meanwhile, happy shoppers or customers can equal increased sales and profits. However, when lax security measures create situations where people get hurt, things can turn ugly in a hurry. Injured victims may be entitled to fair compensation for their damages.
If you sustain wounds because of lax security measures or practices, contact our office to schedule a free case review today. Our partners have successfully resolved more than 10,000 injury cases. At this time, they have recovered over $500 million for accident victims, and that number continues to climb daily. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call and see what the future holds. We will now look at some negligent security situations that could arise. They should give you a better idea of how these lawsuits come about.
A Store Fails To Fix Or Replace A Broken Parking Lot Camera
Let's say that a grocery store has signs posted that say their entire parking lot is monitored 24/7. Yet, when a camera that was covering Zone 3 breaks, they save themselves some money by leaving it as-is. Days later, a shopper gets mugged in that area. They are thrown to the ground, suffer a broken wrist, and get a brain injury. The individual is forced to lay there unconscious for quite some time until another customer sees them and offers assistance.
Instead of saving cash, the store in question could have cost itself a ton of money. Negligent security took place because the customer probably wouldn't have parked there if they knew the camera was busted. The company did not take action to fix the problem. Nor did they warn customers about it. If a situation like this one arises, please, don't hesitate to contact our office.
A Venue Doesn't Put Barriers Around An Electric Panel
Many Floridians attend concerts or other performances at various venues. If the general public is not blocked off from dangerous areas, people may deem them safe. For example, if an electric panel that powers the stage doesn't have a barrier around it, anyone and everyone can walk up to it. Not only can that wreak havoc on shows, but it can also be very dangerous. If a person touches something they shouldn't or a part shorts out, they could become shocked or electrocuted. The incident may leave them hurt or even cost them their life. All because the venue didn't use appropriate security measures. This is another type of scenario that can lead to a business getting sued.
The Security Team Doesn't React To A Robbery
How many times have you seen a movie showing security guards kicked back and watching TV? The answer is probably too many to count. However, this isn't an issue that only happens within shows. It occurs in real life, as well. Let's say that a person is shopping on a retail store's aisle. When bam, they are hit in the face by a criminal, who, in turn, steals their watch and wallet. Had the guards been watching the security monitors instead of TV, they could have sprung into action.
Yet, because things were the other way around, the thief gets away with everything, and the customer is left knocked out cold on the floor, bleeding. This is another example of lax security measures that cause lawsuits.