Lack of Security on Campus
Students of all ages spend a great deal of time on campus at their respective location of study. Accidents are always a risk that needs to be properly mitigated by campus staff, however attacks are also unfortunately frequent. For either scenario, any school campus, whether it be preschool or grad school, must be adequately prepared to secure the safety of those on campus. If appropriate security measures are not put in place then the school could be held liable for any incidents that occur on their property as a result of negligent lack of security. The attorneys at The Ansara Law Firm firmly believe that those injured due to negligent lack of security are entitled to compensation for damages that resulted from negligent lack of security on campus. When incidents happen, it is important that those who were responsible for any injuries or attacks are held accountable for their actions, or lack thereof.
Every parent’s greatest concern is their child’s safety and security. It is important that schools and colleges address these concerns and make sure that the proper systems are put in place and a qualified staff is employed to ensure the safety and security of the premise. Colleges always have different events going on on campus which encourage people who do not live on campus or even take classes there to attend. Under Florida premise liability law, it is important to distinguish categories of people who are on campus and their reasons for being there. This is one reason why many schools and university have trespassing policies even if they are considered to be public spaces. Security procedures are necessary during regular operations, and extra measures are required when the number of people on campus is more than the usual amount of people who regularly conduct business on campus. For example, if a university wanted to hold a concert or other public event on campus, then extra security would be required to ensure the safety of the additional people on campus.
During regular operations however, the property owners must distinguish those who are invited to come onto campus and those who are trespassing. The reason for this is because those who conduct business on campus, or are invited to attend an event on campus are considered to be “invitees” by law, and are therefore entitled to full legal protection while they are on the property and are also entitled to collect damages for any injuries sustained while on the premise. Those who trespass, are not. For example, if a person who is not a student who is not considered by the school to be an invitee enters a residence hall on campus and sustains an injury, then they are not protected by the law because they legally should not have been there at the time of the injury.
If the property owners of the campus fail to provide adequate security at the time of an attack or accident, then those who sustain injuries can sue the school for Negligent Inadequate Security on Campus and seek reparations for the damages that ensued. The personal injury attorneys at The Ansara Law Firm believes that a strong system of legal accountability is a key component in a successful society. If you feel as though lack of security on campus caused you to sustain an injury, call our lawyers to fight for justice on your behalf. If you don’t get paid, WE don’t get paid.
If you or a loved one were recently injured on campus at any school, university or any other institution, call the South Florida personal injury lawyers at The Ansara Law Firm at (954) 761-4011 for a free consultation.