Do Florida Businesses Have to Have Security?

Do Florida Businesses Have to Have Security?

Florida is home to several high-end attractions, delicious restaurants, and many entertainment venues. While owners of these properties must maintain them to ensure that they are safe for the public to enter, they must also ensure that they are reasonably secure. Depending on the type of business and its location, security measures can include extra lighting, cameras, security personnel, and more. Even though proper security is essential to keeping the public safe when on a business’s property, not every business put an emphasis on security as a part of running its operations.

If you were harmed on a property because of lacking security, you may be able to file a Florida premise liability claim against the property owner. To learn more about your legal options, connect with the Tampa premise liability attorneys at Fulguncio Law.

How Can Negligent Security Events Happen?

Do Florida Businesses Have to Have SecurityProperty owners have to properly maintain their premises to keep them reasonably safe for the public. This means keeping their property clean, fixing anything that is broken, putting up signage where there could be perils, and installing the correct security measures. If there is a failure by a property’s owner or management to take the necessary actions to care for their property, and a patron is harmed as a result, the property owner may be held accountable for the patron’s damages.

There are many places that should have some level of security including, but not limited to:

  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Hotels
  • Casinos
  • Amusement parks
  • Malls
  • Airports
  • Theaters 
  • Office buildings
  • Night clubs
  • Convenience stores

Florida’s premise liability laws establish procedures and guidelines to how a property must be maintained including suitable security. 

If it can be shown that the property owner or the property’s management knew about the threats that existed on their premises but failed to take the right steps to provide adequate safety measures then the case may be made that they were negligent.

The experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law can examine your accident situation and determine if there is a valid case for filing a civil suit against a property owner for compensation. Your Florida personal injury claim may include costs associated with medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, destruction of property, and other damages that you may have suffered.

It is important to see an attorney soon after your accident experience. This is because there is not an unlimited amount of time that victims of injury accidents have to seek compensation. Florida statutes of limitations give victims four years from the date that the accident took place to file a claim. Failing to file your claim within the statute of limitations means that you are likely to forfeit your rights to get the compensation you need and deserve.

Speak with a Tampa Premise Liability Attorney Today

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Tampa civil litigation attorney at Fulgencio Law, please call (813) 463-0123. Helping victims secure justice and the most compensation from their injury claims is always the objective of the legal team at Fulgencio Law.

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