Thousands of people in the U.S. become victims of rape, assault, and other vicious attacks each year. Common places for these assaults include college campuses, hotels, apartment complexes, parking lots, and parking ramps. Although some attacks are difficult to prevent even with the most rigid safety measures, many assaults can be prevented through the use of reasonable security methods. If you or a loved one were attacked and injured on another’s premises, a negligent security attorney may be able to help you.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated negligent security lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What is Negligent Security?
Negligent security issues arise when a third party has the legal duty to ensure that his or her property is safe but fails to fulfill that duty. For instance, owners of apartments, shopping malls, and other public buildings must take reasonable measures to ensure that those on their property will not become victims of a foreseeable crime. If crime such as assault, robbery, or rape does occur on the property and it can be proven that the owner failed to provide adequate security measures to, he or she may be held responsible for any injuries or damages that occurred as a result of the incident.
Students, office building workers, mall shoppers, and hotel guests are all vulnerable to be victimized by a perpetrator due to a lack of security. Many times, the landowner knows or should know that proper surveillance, security, and equipment are necessary in order to prevent or thwart potential crimes. When an third party does cause injury, property owners may attempt to protect themselves by solely blaming those who committed the crime, but an experienced negligent security lawyer can help you to hold the owners just as accountable as the other offenders.
How Can a Negligent Security Lawyer Help?
When a landowner fails to fulfill his or her duty to maintain a reasonably safe premises, he or she could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People who are injured due to negligent security may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a person dies from injuries received due to negligent security, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Injured parties, or the families of people killed, are encouraged to seek the advice of a negligent security lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.