WHY HAVE SECURITY, DO I NEED SECURITY?
QUESTION: DID I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CRIMINAL OR INJURY INCIDENT ON MY PROPERTY?
ANSWER: An injured person is able to bring a negligent security suit based on the duty imposed on landowners and possessors of property to offer reasonable security measures and protect lawful visitors from foreseeable crimes of third parties. Negligent security assumes that the crime could have been prevented or at least made less likely by using appropriate security measures by taking action.
Under the Restatement of Torts, a plaintiff suing for negligent security will need to show that the landowner or possessor failed to exercise reasonable care to discover similar prior criminal activities or failed to give adequate warnings so visitors could avoid injury. He or she will need to show that he or she was lawfully present on the defendant's property, the defendant breached its duty to offer reasonable security, the plaintiff was hurt because of a third party's acts that were reasonably foreseeable to the defendant.
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FL A1500188, B1500157; FL CAM Firm CAB 5355; CA PPO