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Types of Security Guard Negligence That Can Cause Injuries


When you think of premises liability issues, slips and falls probably come to mind. However, lots of incidents can happen on someone else’s property, including crimes.

If you are assaulted, raped, or a victim of theft on someone else’s property, it’s possible that someone else could be held liable. This is especially true if a security guard was supposed to keep watch over your property but failed to do so.

Security jobs are not always taken seriously. People tend to think of them as easy jobs where they can read, play on their phones, or goof off. This is far from the truth. Security guards need a lot of training, detail, and precision. They need to be alert and ready to respond to any criminal activity.

The job of a security guard is to protect people, places, and properties. Failure to do so is considered negligence, and it could be considered a crime. Here are some common types of security guard negligence you should know about.

Sleeping on the Job

Security guards cannot be distracted from their job. Because they must be alert at all times, a security guard should never be caught sleeping on the job. It is not only a safety issue but it’s something that could ruin your business’ reputation as well. If something happens, your business will be seen as unsafe.

Arguing With Customers

Security guards need to be cool, calm, and collected. Arguing with customers is unprofessional. It also creates a distraction for criminals. When a security guard is having an argument, they are not focused on protecting the property.

Leaving Their Post

Security guards need to remain at their post throughout their shift. They should not be moving around and in places where they cannot be found when danger strikes. They need to be at their post and ready to respond to intruders and other situations.

Excessive Force

When security guards have to control large crowds or remove guests, they could be too forceful and cause an injury. This could possibly make the property owner liable for negligent hiring, especially if the security guard has a history of physical violence.


Being a few minutes late may not seem like a big deal, but when it happens often, it makes the security guard seem unreliable. Even being one minute late can be a serious issue if an incident occurs and the guard is not there to step in and stop the situation.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Many security guards think of their jobs as easy and laidback, but they actually have a lot of responsibility. Their negligence can get someone injured and is actually a crime.

A Bradenton premises liability lawyer from Cahall Law Firm can assist you if you have been a victim of an incident or crime on someone else’s property. Call (941) 281-2019 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.



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