The Hazards Caused by Negligent Security
Ensure Your Property Is Protected
With the ever-changing crime rate in Miami, negligent security lawsuits are becoming more common. Negligent security suits occur when a business or property owner fails to provide adequate security measures that would otherwise protect people from harm. This can lead to serious injury, and even death as criminals take advantage of negligent security practices. In this blog, we will discuss how negligent security contributes to the rising crime rates in Miami and what measures need to be taken by businesses and property owners to ensure their customers' safety.
Crime Rates in Miami
According to recent statistics, living in Miami does increase one’s chances of being a victim of a violent crime. In Miami, someone has a 1 in 169 chance of being a victim of a violent crime; by contrast, a general Florida resident has a 1 in 255 chance.
While the crime rate in Miami has gone down in recent years, so has the national average. Using a scale of 1 to 100, with the low number representing lower crime and the high number representing higher crime, Miami has a rating of 48.8 for violent crime and 62.7 for property crime; by contrast, the U.S. national average is 22.7 for violent crime and 35.4 for property crime.
The Role of Negligent Security
Negligent security plays an important role in these rising crime rates as negligent businesses and property owners fail to take appropriate measures to prevent criminals from taking advantage of vulnerable situations. Therefore, negligent businesses and property owners need to understand their responsibility to provide adequate security measures for their customers. It is often due to a lack of knowledge or resources that negligent security becomes so pervasive, allowing criminals easy access to homes, offices, shops, and other places where they can easily cause damage or theft without consequence.
Businesses, property owners, and security personnel must work together to ensure that negligent security does not lead to increased crime rates in Miami. This can include installing surveillance cameras with proper lighting fixtures both inside and outside buildings, hiring qualified staff for patrolling areas prone to criminal activities, ensuring all entry points have strong locks and alarm systems appropriately installed, and implementing a well-thought-out security plan. Furthermore, negligent business owners should also be aware that they may be held liable if an incident arises due to their failure to provide adequate security measures resulting in injury or death caused by criminal activity.
In conclusion, negligent security plays a vital role in increasing crime rates throughout Miami. Businesses and property owners must be aware of their responsibility to provide adequate safety measures for their customers. Taking proactive steps such as investing in strong locks and alarm systems and regular training sessions on safety protocols will help ensure customer safety while reducing the chances of negligent security lawsuits against the business or property owner.
Work With a Negligent Security Attorney
In situations where someone sustains an injury due to a business failing to provide adequate security measures, those property owners may be held liable for the damages they sustain. If you've suffered an injury on a property that failed to provide negligent security, you may be eligible to seek compensation.
At Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier P.A., our team of Miami negligent security attorneys can help you recover damages when you sustain an injury resulting from an improperly secured property.
Learn more about how we can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve or schedule a case review by calling (305) 900-5493 or visiting us online.