Most hospitals, businesses, buildings, and parking garages have security for the safety of everyone around. We trust that this security will protect us while we visit, live, or work at these places. But just as there are careless, reckless, and irresponsible drivers on the road, there are careless, reckless, and irresponsible premises owners. These premises owners take our money and, in return, owe us appropriate protections while we are on their property. This is especially so in high-crime areas or areas where the owner has reason to know that certain crimes are likely to occur or there has been a rash of certain types of crimes. We have a right to be safe in these places and when a property owner violates this right, our negligent security and premises liability attorneys can help.
What Is Negligent Security?
Any time a property owner fails to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of visitors to their property, they may be held liable when a visitor is attacked or robbed. Examples of places where negligent security can occur include the following:
- Parking lots
- Nursing homes
- Apartment complexes
Many factors affect your case value and the merit of your claim in these types of cases. Our attorneys will investigate the following:
- Injuries suffered
- Previous crimes within the area
- Predictability of the crime or danger
- Specific crime that was committed
For example, if a parking garage owner or manager is aware that multiple rapes have occurred in its dimly lit, unpatrolled parking garage that lacks security officers, that owner or manager could be negligent in their security of the property. Owners and managers have a duty to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken to protect those visiting their facility. Negligent security can lead to significant monetary loss, temporary and permanent injuries, and even death.
These cases can be complicated and it is important to contact attorneys experienced in the field. Contact Samples Ames today for a free strategy session to see how to move your case forward.