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Inadequate Security

Premise liability laws require owners to keep their guests safe while on their property. To prevent their guests from getting injured, owners are required to provide suitable security. The standard for suitable security depends largely on the owner’s use of the property.

Cases of Inadequate Security

The reasonable standard of suitable security measures often depends on the property type and use. For instance, if an apartment building owner does not provide adequate lighting around the building and someone gets injured on the building’s stairs, then the owner may be sued for premise liability for failing to provide suitable security.

Other possible suitable security measures include the following:

  • Inappropriate or poorly trained personnel
  • Dangerous or damaged walkways
  • Faulty or missing security locks and other security mechanisms

Inadequate Security Liability

Inadequate security is not simply limited to personal injuries. Inadequate security may also be a factor in assaults, thefts, rapes, battery, and even homicide. In such cases, the property owner may be found liable for the crime or injuries that result from this crime.

A court may also require a property owner to implement adequate security measures. Such requirements often occur when there has been a pattern of crime on and around the property, or when the nature of the business (e.g., gun shops, liquor stores, etc.) makes it susceptible to criminal activity.

Contact Us

If you have been injured as a result of inadequate security, contact the offices of Jacksonville premises liability lawyer Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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