Property owners in the U.S. have a responsibility to ensure that their property does not become a safe haven for violent criminals. If a lack of adequate security created a dangerous environment in which you sustained injuries, you may be able to recover compensation from the property owner.
Types of Negligent Security
Crimes can occur anywhere, including apartment buildings, hospitals, nursing homes, malls, hotels, schools and parking lots. When you become the victim of a violent crime, you may be able to recover damages from a negligent property owner who allowed a security breach such as:
- Low or no lighting
- Open gates
- Broken or missing locks
- No security guards
- Lack of electronic security
- Failure to monitor existing security system
- Failure to perform background checks on employees or contractors
When property security is absent or inadequate, visitors are at risk of becoming the victim of a violent crime, such as robbery, assault, abduction, rape or homicide. An experienced negligent security lawyer must prove that the property owner either knew or should have known that a crime was likely to be committed and was negligent in providing sufficient security to prevent potential dangers.
Compassionate Legal Representation for Your Negligent Security Case
Property owners are reluctant to admit responsibility for crimes that other people commit on their premises. Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the crime that led to your injuries. Our investigation may include:
- Photographing the scene of the crime
- Examining police reports
- Interviewing employees, security guards and other witnesses
- Determining if security equipment was installed and properly monitored
No amount of money can compensate for the emotional upheaval a violent crime can inflict on a victim. The physical and emotional trauma you suffer may linger for years and decades to come. We will work diligently to represent your rights to the fullest, and help you collect damages that may include:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Past, present and future medical expenses
In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the property owner for gross negligence that led to your injuries.
Our attorneys understand what a difficult time this is for you and your family. We will handle your case personally through every stage, and be available whenever you need us.