When you visit someone’s business, store, or restaurant, you expect that this company will keep you safe. You assume that they have all the necessary security measures in place to protect their patrons. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Under Florida law, business owners and landowners have a legal duty to provide reasonable security measures for the guests on their property. This includes shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment venues, stadiums, bars and nightclubs, hotels, office buildings, apartment complexes, and even college campuses. When a business does not protect its guests from foreseeable harmful or criminal activity, and a guest is injured or killed on the property – that business can face a negligent security lawsuit.