At MLG Injury, our Florida negligent security attorneys have helped our residents understand their rights while enjoying events throughout the state, including when security can be held liable for injuries that occur during their attendance.
Unfortunately, people can get hurt in multiple ways at both small and large events, including the lack of security that should be contracted to maintain the safety of all attendees.
Here is what our Florida residents need to know about how the lack of security can be dangerous.
What Dictates the Type of Security Required for a Florida Event?
At MLG Injury, our Florida personal injury lawyers know several factors that establish the type and amount of security necessary for an event.
That may include:
- Location of the event, and any historical, political, or symbolic significance associated with it
- Size of the event, including any cultural, political, or religious backgrounds of the attendees
- Duration of the event
- If celebrities, dignitaries, or VIPs are attending/scheduled to appear
- Nature and extent of media coverage
- Previous threats to the event or location
As the number of criteria impacting the likelihood for threats increases, so does the risk for catastrophic accidents and personal injuries to occur. When they do, the venue owners and event producers may be held liable for failing to provide sufficient security personnel during the event.
What are the Most Common Dangers Associated with Events and Insufficient Security?
Whether you are at an outdoor concert, or a holiday party at a nightclub, the expectation of increased attendees should always warrant more security to ensure the safety of everyone involved — including patrons, employees, and performers at the events.
Sufficient security helps prevent crime and protects event-goers by employing security guards, bouncers, doormen, and other security professionals to oversee guest or visitor screenings, operating metal detectors, security alarms, video surveillance, crowd control procedures, and monitoring barricades, gates, or fencing.
Likewise, event organizers are responsible for adequate lighting in hallways, stairwells, parking lots, restrooms, and other areas to ensure the safety of attendees on the premises.
Contact Our Experienced Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at MLG Injury to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have been injured during an event because of its lack of security, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the venue’s owner, operator, or event coordinator for the damages you have suffered. We can help.
Contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue a claim.