Kentucky Negligent Security
If you or someone you care about were hurt on another person’s property due to inadequate security being provided by the property owner, you might beable to file a negligent security lawsuit to cover damages you have suffered. Negligent security law is part of the law called premises liability and assumes that property owners will provide sufficient security in known places that pose possible dangers. Property owners are supposed to foresee potential harm and if the owners do not do so, they could be held liable for negligent security. Contact our premises liability lawyers at Attorney Group for Kentucky to see if you have legitimate grounds to pursue a claim.
There are five criteria that must be met in order to successfully accuse a property owner of negligence:
- The property owner, (the defendant), owes the victim (the plaintiff) a duty of care.
- That duty of care had to be violated.
- The victim has to prove that the injury was caused by property owner’s negligence.
- The harm suffered was foreseeable.
- The victim has been hurt because of the property owner’s conduct.
Examples of possible scenarios where negligent security could be claimed:
- Public parking garages, shopping center parking lots, and stairwells that are poorly lit.
- Insufficient security workers watching mall parking lots during holidays or late night during periods when theft and assault usually increase.
- Poor lighting in subway tunnels or underground walkthroughs across large streets.
- No lighting or poor lighting around ATMs.
- No security cameras present.
- Dark alleys.
- Parking lots of restaurants.
- Missing or not enough locks on doors and windows in apartment buildings.
- Bushes for prowlers to hide in at a place that is known to be dangerous.
- After dark open parks.
- No security gaits around boats tied to a wharf.
- Convenience stores open 24 hours.
- Late night school campus areas that are dark and not monitored.
- Popular gang hang out spots.
- A landlord who ignores complaints from tenants concerning the lack of security.
- A landlord who does not call the police when there is an attempted break-in in their building.
Kentucky Negligent Security Lawyers
If you have suffered an injury while on someone else’s property because the property owner failed to provide adequate security, you should contact Attorney Group for Kentucky who will connect you with skilled negligent security lawyers. Our member attorneys will evaluate your case to see if you can be reimbursed under negligent security law. Property owners should be held liable for any injury suffered because of their negligence.