Property owners and their management companies have a responsibility to their visitors to make reasonable efforts to keep their premises safe. There are many types of accidents that come under premises liability law, including slips and falls due to a slippery or uneven surface, and making sure any construction site accidents are prevented by taking reasonable precautions.
Property owners also have a responsibility to prevent any foreseeable criminal acts by keeping their premises secure using technology or a security company. Poor lighting or lax security that allows an assault to happen is just as dangerous as a wet or slippery floor.
If you have been a victim of preventable crime on someone else’s property, ECanter Lawyers of Boynton Beach can help you determine if you can file a lawsuit for damages. We have the experience and dedication to help get you the maximum award or settlement. Call us today at 561-447-4500.
What Constitutes Negligent Security?
There are many conditions that make a place the optimal location for predatory criminals. Property owners and management have a basic duty to prevent these conditions from becoming the perfect environment for crime. Failure to meet this standard can constitute a violation of premises liability and can arise from many factors including:
- Inadequate lighting or access: Visitors may be injured by falls or assaulted while walking in an unlit passageway.
- Poorly trained security personnel: Security guards who fail to perform their duties due to negligence or lack of training or experience.
- Failure to secure property entry or boundaries: Side doors or gates left open and unlocked, allowing entry that exposes guests to unexpected assaults.
- Lack of security cameras or alarm systems: Security systems that are not maintained or monitored resulting in assault or theft in vulnerable areas.
In each of these situations, there is a foreseeable risk that is not properly managed by the responsible party. These crimes are preventable if property owners take their duties seriously and take the necessary steps.
Consequences of Inadequate Security on a Cruise Ship
Cruise ships represent a special situation when it comes to premises liability. As a guest on a cruise ship, you cannot simply remove yourself from a potentially dangerous situation, so the operators have a special responsibility to make sure the ship is safe.
Our Boynton Beach cruise ship accident lawyer is familiar with the hazards unique to cruise ships and to the special areas of maritime law that protect passengers on these floating cities. If you've been injured, become ill, or were assaulted while aboard a cruise, please contact our injury attorney today by calling 561-447-4500.
All cruise lines need to provide sufficient and well-trained security on their ships. Security personnel should have all the tools they need to detect any problems before they become serious, and staffing should be adequate to cover the entire ship. Without adequate security onboard, passengers are at risk of assault, drowning, sexual assault or theft.
Contact Our Boynton Beach Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer for Help
Attorney, Eric G. Canter, has helped countless people who have been assaulted on cruise ships or in other dangerous premises. Premises liability injuries can lead to serious pain, discomfort, and mounting medical bills. We will fight to get you the maximum settlement or award possible for your injuries. Please contact us today for a free case review by completing the form on this page or by calling 561-447-4500.