What You Should Know About Negligent Security
Fourth of July celebrations took place in the Treasure Coast and all over the nation. Families and friends gathered at different parks and event facilities to hear music and watch fireworks. While you’re enjoying summer festivities, park owners and event facility organizers have a responsibility to make these events safe for you and others in attendance.
Because Sholtes Law, PLLC wants everyone to have a happy and safe summer holiday, here’s some important information for you to know about negligent security so you can keep yourself, your family and your friends safe during celebrations whether you’re in Fort Pierce, or St. Lucie and Martin Counties.
What is Negligent Security?
In Florida, parks and other event facilities must protect people from harm and violent acts by putting security and safety measures in place to protect the property and patrons from violent acts. If the parks and event facilities fail to do so, they are negligent.
Florida law states that those who suffer injuries at a park or event facility have the right to take legal action to recover financial compensation for damages.
For the park or event facility to comply with Florida’s negligent security laws, certain measures must be in place:
1. The Park or Event Facility Must Have Adequate Security
A park or event facility establishes adequate security, when it includes the following:
- Good lighting and signage
- Security cameras
- Street lights
- Security guards and a safety team
- Various emergency exits
2. If Security Measures Are Not in Place, the Park or Event Facility is Neglecting the Duty of Care
If an establishment fails to put the above measures in place to protect you and other customers, they are in breach of their obligation owed to you — the duty of care. When they breach the duty of care, they are breaking the law.
How Do I Know if I Have a Negligent Security Case?
Because each situation is unique, it is difficult to determine whether you have a negligent security case on your own. If you do have a claim, your case may be so complex that it requires an expert witness to provide and independent opinion on the subject of negligent security.
For this reason, it is best to seek the services of an experienced personal injury attorney in your area who focuses on negligent security. The attorney will be able to determine whether your injuries are due to negligent security issues and discover inadequate security practices of the parks and event facilities.
Call Sholtes Law to Discuss Your Potential Negligent Security Case
If you’re enjoying summer festivities and experience an injury while at a park or event facility due to negligent security issues, contact Andrew Sholtes, a Fort Pierce personal injury lawyer serving St. Lucie & Martin County.
Mr. Sholtes is committed to protecting the rights and interests of the Martin and Saint Lucie County community. Call Sholtes Law, PLLC now at 855-534-2509 for a complimentary case analysis to discuss your potential negligent security case and get the financial compensation you deserve.