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Who Is Responsible for Your Security in Public Spaces?

During the holidays, millions of people across the world are out in public spaces, from shopping malls to restaurants to movie theaters to restaurants and bars. After the tragedy in Paris and with escalated concerns of terrorism, many Americans have been understandably concerned about their safety as they’re out and about living their lives. Just this month, Disney, SeaWorld and Universal announced increased security measures such as metal detectors at the entrances to their Florida theme parks, as well as others elsewhere in the country — at least through the holiday season.

Of course, most South Floridians are likely to experience other incidents of violence in public places than they are to find themselves in the midst of a terrorist attack. Muggings, rapes, sexual assaults and other violent crimes occur both inside and outside of businesses.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a violent crime on the premises of a business or in an area belonging to the government, such as a park or library, those responsible for the property may be liable for failing to provide a reasonable level of security for their customers and patrons. This could include such things as adequate lighting in the parking lot and security personnel and equipment inside and/or outside of the premises.

At Freidin Brown, P.A., we have successfully held both private and public entities liable for violent assaults on our clients. Defendants can be held responsible for damages including medical costs, psychological treatment, lost wages, burial costs and more. Our Florida personal injury lawyers use the latest in technology to demonstrate in court exactly what happened and how it could and should have been prevented.

We don’t charge our clients for our legal services until and unless we recover money for them. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your case, call us or contact us online.

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