Negligent Security

While you may feel that a property owner is protecting you from danger (negligent security, inadequate security), it is often the case that property owners put profits over safety, and when that happens dangerous predators seize the opporunity to attack.

Florida Parking Lot & Parking Garage Negligent Security Attorney

Inadequate Security in Parking Lots and Parking Garages

Parking Lot SafetyOwners of parking lots and parking garages, including office buildings, motels and apartments, retail stores, shopping centers, restaurants, convenience stores, night clubs, sporting events, airports, etc., have a legal duty to take adequate safety and security measures to protect guests, customers and employees.

These can include things such as ensuring adequate lighting and secured entrances and exits. This also means identifying the likely security threats and crime risks, implementing reasonable and appropriate security measures to counter those risks, and maintaining those measures as appropriate. While not mandated, some lots and garages have parking attendants, security guards, and closed circuit television, which often act as a deterrent to potential criminals.

Negligent security case in parking facilities often include purse snatching, armed robbery, robbery, assault, rape, sexual assault, carjacking, and kidnapping. While experts believe that the greater the layers of security, the greater the deterrence against the criminal, this does not stop all criminals.

Here are some helpful parking lot safety tips that may help you reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a crime:


According to the latest National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 1 in 10 property crimes, including motor vehicle theft and property theft, occur in parking lots or garages and that 7.3% of all violent crimes occur in parking facilities. Other studies suggest this could be higher with approximately 40 percent or more of rapes and assaults take place in parking lots.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an assault, rape, shooting or other violent crime in a parking lot or garage as a result of inadequate security, contact our negligent security attorneys to discuss your legal rights.

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