Articles Posted in Negligent Security

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Security is something that many guests take for granted when staying at a nice hotel, especially one that has received multi-star ratings for its comfort, convenience and luxuries offered. However, even the most careful, observant traveler may become the victim of a theft, assault or worse because the hotel or inn where they are staying suffers from negligent and inadequate security issues.

Trial attorneys from the Miami law firm Hannon Legal Group have some tips that can alert an observant traveler that his or her hotel is not taking security seriously.

One of the basics of hotel security is control of the access to the hotel’s interior. Secondary entrances to the buildings, especially those in remote areas, should be locked at night and accessible only by room key.

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Ensuring your personal safety and security when visiting a shopping center is a two-fold responsibility: You can do things as an individual to reduce the likelihood of your becoming a crime statistic, and there are procedures the center itself should institute to keep you safe. The Miami negligent security lawyers at Hannon Legal Group regularly represent shoppers who have become crime victims because of relaxed security procedures at malls and shopping centers, and have advice for what shoppers should watch for.

Shoppers should make sure the center has basic security measures in place. These measures include security patrols, including bicycle and/or mounted police and rooftop watchers; exterior lighting that covers the entire area; and signs that guide patrons to parking spots close to their destination.

Shopping centers should have closed-circuit televisions cameras manned 24/7, both outside in the parking lots and in common areas inside the mall. Malls with large parking lots should have emergency phones or call boxes to summon help quickly.

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Inadequate security at schools is a growing concern and has led to unnecessary injury and trauma for thousands of students. The Miami negligent security lawyers at Hannon Legal Group regularly represent families with children that have become victims of inadequate security at schools.

When parents send their children to school, they don’t expect that their children will become victims of crimes. But, unfortunately these incidents do occur, and they are often the result of the school’s failure to maintain adequate surveillance systems or the negligent actions of school security personnel. There are many cases in which children have been attacked during or after school while on school grounds. The attacks are often times the results of unauthorized individuals being allowed on the premises. In such situations, a parent may opt to seek compensation from the school.

Being injured at school due to an attack can be an extremely traumatic experience. The trauma does not simply stop with the physical injuries and can often result in mental health concerns for the victims. Parents can help to prevent these incidents from occurring by finding out about the emergency and security protocols that the school has in place in advance.

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Violent crime is a serious problem in Miami and around the state. The Miami negligent security lawyers at Hannon Legal Group regularly represent the victims of violent crime and help them to obtain compensation for injuries and in many cases for wrongful death.

Unfortunately, in another incident of violent crime, an elderly man is dead and a woman is in critical condition at Ryder Trauma Center after being stabbed at a Miami apartment complex on Wednesday morning.

Police have not released the identity of the victims. The stabbing occurred at the apartment building located at 1559 North River Drive.