Negligent Security

While you may feel that a property owner is protecting you from danger (negligent security, inadequate security), it is often the case that property owners put profits over safety, and when that happens dangerous predators seize the opporunity to attack.

Negligent Security in Elevators

Inadequate Security – Attacks, Rapes Muggings & Stabbings in Elevators

Millions of people use elevators every day and don’t even think about it. There are elevators in Elevator Safetybusinesses, apartment complexes, hotels, college dorms and in parking lots. Just how safe are you? Statistics concerning the risk of becoming a crime victim on an elevator are hard to come by according to The Examiner crime article; however, residential building elevators are more often the site of crimes than office building elevators.

Elevators provide ideal environments for muggings, robberies and sexual assaults because of their isolation, and they are more likely unmonitored by security guards or security cameras. It is also a place where criminals can sequester their victims.

Prevent An Elevator Crime:

Schools, landlords, businesses and parking garage owners are responsible for seeing that there elevators are properly maintained and secured. If they fail to take the necessary precautions and an elevator accident occurs, they are liable for any injury the accident victim has sustained.

Even with security guards, security cameras, and evolving technology such as keypads, finger prints, bio access, RFID cards, etc. assaults and attacks can and do occur.  

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an assault, rape, theft, shooting, or murder in an elevator due to the negligence and inadequate security of a business or property owner, contact our negligent security attorneys to discuss your legal rights.


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