Negligent security is an area of premises liability law that generally holds a property owner liable for injuries and financial damages suffered by customers or visitors due to inadequate security measures. As the word “security” implies, these premises liability cases involve injury or death caused by crime.
You may wonder why a property or business owner would be held liable for injuries caused by others. Usually this is because the property in question has had a long history of crime and the owners failed to take adequate crime-prevention measures.
Foreseeability is also a factor. Our premises liability lawyers often find property owners should have foreseen a crime would occur given the history of previous crime on the property. Other examples of problems include a lack of lighting, lack of an electronic surveillance system, no security guards or patrols, broken or faulty locks, unattended security gates, and so on.
Property owners are not the only ones who may be liable for negligent security-related injuries. Others who may share blame are:
- Security companies contracted to provide security guards or surveillance
- Parking lot management companies
- State and municipal governments
- Property management companies
- Landscaping companies
If you or a family member have been harmed on commercial or residential property due to negligent security issues, you should contact our premises liability attorneys as soon as possible. We will evaluate and discuss your claim and fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
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