If you have been the victim of a crime and believe the property owner failed to do their part to keep you safe, you have a right to recover damages for any injuries and losses you experienced.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security cases generally involve an injury as a result of a criminal assault or robbery at a commercial premises, such as a mall, hotel, office building, school or parking garage.
Property owners have a duty to offer reasonable security measures and protect their visitors from foreseeable crimes. Negligent security means the crime could have been prevented or at least made less likely by employing the appropriate security measures.
What you need to know
In order to sue for negligent security, the victim will need to show that the property owner or other responsible party failed to exercise reasonable care or failed to give adequate warnings so visitors could avoid injury. They’ll also need to prove that they were legally allowed to be on the property at the time of the incident and that they suffered actual injury or damages.
We welcome you to call our office. There’s no charge to speak directly with one of our attorneys about your situation. We can help you quickly determine what you’ll need in order to go forward with a negligent security lawsuit.