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 or inadequate security is a form of premises liability in which a business or property owner or operator can be held liable for a victim's injuries which are caused by crimes committed on their property. Most negligent security cases involve two major issues: was the crime foreseeable and was it preventable.
Examples of Inadequate Security / Negligent Security:
Consequences of Inadequate Security / Negligent Security:
If a property owner lacks the proper safety and security measures it puts residents, employees, customers, clients and guest on their property at great risk for serious injuries. Inadequate security can lead to:
|Abduction|| Assault|| Battery||Kidnapping|
Property owners (schools, colleges, businesses, convenience stores, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, parking lots, etc.) have a legal duty to protect those persons legally on their property from foreseeable criminal attacks, and where they fail to adequately secure the premises, they can be civilly liable to the victim in a negligent security lawsuit. With proper training, experience and supervision, many of these crimes can be prevented.
If you or a loved one was injured or a victim in an attack or assault by a third party on someone else's land or premises, contact our negligent security attorneys to discuss your legal rights.