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Lack of Guards and Security: Potential Premises Liability Lawsuit

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on October 26, 2016

A judge's gavelThe lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau want to make sure the people of Daytona Beach are safe wherever they may be. When at a workplace, a store, a hotel, or any place of business, there should be little worry of serious harm. Yet sometimes people experience severe injuries just going about their day, and in such instances it is helpful to have a personal injury attorney on your side.

We'd like to consider some ways negligent security can lead to a lawsuit. When it comes to litigation involving property owners, these concerns are often disregarded, but they are of the utmost importance.

There's More to Safety Than Property Maintenance

When people think of premises liability lawsuits, they often think about broken stairways, slippery floors, cords and wires that may be a tripping hazard, a lack of guard rails, and issues with light fixtures. These are all important matters to keep in mind, but in a number of situations, a property may be well-maintained but not totally safe. The issue in such cases often comes down to a lack of security and no guard on hand. This can make all the difference in some circumstances.

Security Staff and Safe Environments

Having a security guard or some sort of security staff on hand can mean the difference between a safe business or property and a dangerous one. Security staff are able to monitor situations as they unfold, diffuse potentially dangerous situations, and even prevent injuries and save lives. Just the presence of one or two people making rounds can make all the difference at a business or a residential property.

The Dangers of a Lack of Security

If there is not sufficient security in place, it's possible for people on the property to be the victims of serious assault and injury. They may be accosted by someone, harmed in some fashion, robbed or mugged, and worse. Security guards can respond to physical assaults, sexual assaults and rapes, and other kinds of serious crimes on a property.

In other situations, security or guards on duty may be able to urgent and unforeseen medical emergencies that affect people at the property. Without security on the premises, a person may not receive the medical attention they need.

If no security is in place, this could literally mean the difference between life and death.

Problems with Poorly Trained Security

Just because security is working at a property doesn't guarantee safety, however. It's of the utmost importance that these security guards be properly trained and totally attentive with regard to their duties. Negligence by security personnel could be just as dangerous as a total lack of security.

Other Issues with Property Safety

To supplement the security staff at a business, it's important that property owners install good lighting in parking lots or parking garages and that security cameras be in good, working order. When any security measures are lacking at a property, it can place numerous people at risk.

How Our Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help

If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of poor security at a property, we can help file a premises liability lawsuit against the negligent parties involved. This will hold property owners, security personnel, and other parties accountable when their actions failed to prevent serious harm. We will offer strong legal guidance through the complex litigation process so you can collect damages for injuries and hardships you may have experienced as part of your ordeal.

Learn More About Premises Liability Lawsuits

For more information about your legal rights and options after you have suffered a serious injury, be sure to contact our team of injury attorneys today. The lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will help you in your time of legal need.

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