Inadequate and Negligent Security
Whenever you are visiting a property or business, you have the right to be reasonably safe. It is the property or business owner’s responsibility and obligation to provide a safe and secure premise. This is not only true for hazards or dangerous conditions but also criminal activity. More often than not, property owners neglect to enact their duty to provide adequate security measures that ensure the safety of visitors.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries or damages in an assault, robbery, or other criminal incidents on someone’s property — you may have a negligent security claim on your hands. The Henry Law Firm offers leading legal counsel for these cases through years of dedicated experience and success.
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What Does Negligent Security Look Like?
There are several ways a business or property owner can protect visitors from security issues or violent crimes while on the premises. These include additions such as implementing gates or security cameras. If a business owner neglects to take the necessary precautions to keep a property safe, criminal activity can result in serious injury or even death. Here are some common examples of inadequate or negligent security.
Absence or Lack of Security Systems
Property owners, especially those in high-crime areas, should make a reasonable effort to install security measures on the premises. Adequate security systems include alarms, security cameras, door-lock mechanisms, and more. Failing to provide these security systems or neglecting to fix broken implementations could mean they are liable for damages.
Inadequate or Lack of Security Guards
For many properties such as concert venues, bars, nightclubs, sports stadiums, and beyond, security guards are necessary. Other examples, however, may be less obvious. Shopping centers or parking garages in high-crime locations are a few examples that may require additional security measures, such as guards. Failing to hire or hiring untrained security guards may lead to negligent security cases.
Poor or Broken Lighting
It’s no secret that darkness is a criminal’s best friend. Poorly lit properties, either due to inadequate, broken, or unmaintained lighting, may provide an optimal environment for criminal activity on the premises.
Inadequate and negligent security cases are a type of premises liability law. In order to determine fault in these claims, we exhaust every possible option to prove that a property or business owner failed to take reasonable precautions to provide a safe and secure environment. Negligent security can occur in a wide range of locations, including but not limited to:
- Shopping centers and shopping malls
- Parking garages and parking lots
- Apartment buildings
- Grocery stores
- Office parks or office buildings
- Government facilities
- Amusement parks
- Sports stadiums or events
- Hospitals and healthcare facilities
- Concert halls and theatres
Eric Henry is a prominent negligent security attorney who has settled high-profile cases on behalf of our clients. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a negligent security case — we can help. We’ll work with you to determine fault and recover compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages. If the injuries in the negligent security case resulted in death, we will work with you to file a wrongful death lawsuit. We’ll discuss your options and handle your care with the utmost respect and diligence.
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We’re Here to Help
The Henry Law Firm provides seasoned legal counsel to help victims of inadequate and negligent security claims. It’s a difficult road, and you will be battling with property owners who will do everything in their power to avoid fault. We’ll be by your side every step of the way to ensure that you’re taken care of and protected.
We provide modern legal strategies and tactics aimed at obtaining the compensation you deserve. Our legal professionals will go above and beyond to communicate the details of your case and make sure we are on the same page.
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- We’ll work tirelessly to prove that the business owner or property owner is at fault regarding your injury or damages; and
- We will work compassionately and aggressively to pursue maximum compensation for your lost wages, medical care, pain and suffering, and more.
Negligent security cases are niche and require legal experts with an in-depth understanding of premises liability law. Here at The Henry Law Firm, we have just that. We’ll walk you through the complexities of the law, strategies, and expectations regarding your case. Contact us today for a free consultation. Together, we will build a strong case and aggressively pursue favorable results for you.