“He clothes his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.” Job 36:32
One of the most common types of personal injury cases is negligent security. Negligent security puts the fault on a property owner if a person is injured on their premises due to faulty or nonexistent security measures. The results of this negligence can be life-changing and devastating.
Like personal injury cases, victims of negligent security suffer massive physical, mental and emotional losses as a result of their experience. And like personal injury cases, the negligent party must be held accountable. Learn more about what makes a negligent security case and how a personal injury attorney comes into play.
Defining negligent security
First, let’s define what negligent security is. Negligent security is classified as the failure of a property or business owner to provide proper security measures. This can involve various factors, such as fences, locks, security cameras, adequate lighting, or security guards. In some cases, the owner is negligent and has put the lives of their tenants or customers in harm’s way by not having those securities and precautions in place.
One recent example of alleged negligent security
There are many examples of negligent security, but perhaps one of the most recent and well-known is the case of Miya Marcano. Marcano was a 19-year-old college student in Orlando who was allegedly murdered by a maintenance worker at her apartment complex. Her family has since argued that the maintenance worker hadn’t had a thorough background check and also should not have been able to access her apartment without her permission. The case has brought conversations about negligent security and premises liability to the forefront.
Marcano’s murder is a particularly tragic example of alleged negligent security, and unfortunately, negligence resulting in serious injury or death happens all too often. Other examples of negligent security can include assaults, shootings, and more. Property owners can also be held liable for negligent security if they had prior warning of threats and did not take action to prevent attacks.
Where personal injury attorneys come in
Like all personal injury cases, victims of negligent security are often entitled to compensation for their injuries and distress. And to win a personal injury case, a plaintiff must prove that negligence occurred. This is where a personal injury attorney comes in.
An attorney with specialized experience in negligent security has the background, resources, and expertise to prove negligence and earn the victim or their family their deserved compensation. An attorney also serves as an advocate throughout the process by helping to answer questions and reassure the plaintiff that they are not alone.
Brooke Boltz is here for you
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligent security, it’s time to call Brooke Boltz. Brooke is a highly experienced personal injury attorney in Orlando who fights for her clients to get the results they’re entitled to. If you’ve been injured, schedule your free phone consultation with Brooke today.
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