When a person is attacked or victimized on another person’s property, inadequate or negligent security claims arise. Owners of many types of property, including shopping malls, apartments and buildings have a duty to make sure that persons on their property are not victimized by foreseeable crimes. If a property owner fails to provide sufficient security and someone is injured, he or she may be held liable for damages.
Negligent security claims can happen as a result of robberies, assaults, attacks, rapes and homicides at:
- Hotels and Motels
- Shopping Centers
- Colleges, Universities and other Schools
- Parking Lots
- The Workplace
- Apartment Complexes
- Bars and Restaurants
- Train Stations
Violent crimes occur every day in America, even during broad daylight and in public places. Many of these crimes are preventable by the property owner or manager via the correct use of surveillance cameras, adequate lighting, deterrence, safety and maintenance policies, and by employing sufficient security guards. Businesses can also prevent attacks by performing routine criminal background checks on new employees to see if they have previously been convicted for assault or a sex crime.
Although, even with the strictest safety standards, some attacks could not have been prevented, there are a number of attacks that are preventable through the use of proven security measures. Many businesses do not provide enough or any security, although they should do so not only on their own property but also the surrounding neighborhood. Many companies have tried to do away with Negligent Security cases claiming that they hurt their businesses even when they are making record profits. Because of their expense and difficulty, many law firms will not take on these cases. However, the lawyers at Alabama Attorney Group have the knowledge to successfully handle negligent security cases. We work with criminologists, investigators and security experts to find ways that security at such public places has failed to properly protect its customers, tenants, and students from foreseeable and preventable danger. The law firm of Alabama Attonery Group is dedicated to making our residents safer by holding business owners accountable fordamages caused by their negligence.