When discussing premises liability, this focus is often on slip and fall accidents. Many people, including property owners, fail to recognize that property owners have an obligation to protect their guests and visitors from other hazards, including criminal activity or other dangerous behavior. If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to a lack of security, you may be entitled to compensation and you should speak with a negligent security lawyer as soon as possible.
Negligent security occurs when a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to prevent guests and visitors from being harmed as a result of criminal activity or other unsafe behaviors of other people. Determining what is considered “reasonable,” however, can vary from case to case.
For example, a business that is located in a high-crime area or that serves alcohol arguably has a higher obligation to ensure their guests’ safety than a clothing retailer in a low-crime area. Here are some common examples of how property owners can fail to provide adequate security to ensure the safety of their guests:
Determining whether a property owner should be held liable due to improper security will depend heavily on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. An experienced negligent security lawyer will be able to assess your case and determine whether you have a claim.
The fact that you have been injured on another person’s property is not sufficient to prove a claim for improper security. If you have been injured as a result of an assault and battery or someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, you will have to prove the following elements:
In most negligent security cases, the first and second elements are usually the main hurdle for the victim. An experienced negligent security law firm will be able to demonstrate how the owner was negligent and failed to meet their legal obligation to protect you from harm.
If you have been injured on another person’s property due to insufficient security, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
Most non-lawyers wind up settling their claim for far less than they are worth if they are even able to pursue their claim. A negligent security attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Banafshe Law Firm, PC, we know how to overcome the challenges you face when injured. We hold negligent property owners accountable so that you can get the compensation you need to make a full recovery. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at 800-789-8840 to discuss your case with a negligent security lawyer.
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