A negligent security case can include many factors. There are four elements in a negligence case, duty, breach, causation, and damages. The last two elements are self-explanatory and involve someone being hurt due to another person's negligence, specifically that of security personnel. Then you have to decide the type of duty a particular individual had and how they breached that duty. In a negligent security case, a property owner failed to keep their premises safe and did not follow the required steps.
What is reasonably Safe?
Negligent security concerns what is reasonably safe and what steps does an entity take to ensure that safety. One of the steps includes knowledge that the crime was likely. In other words, if you operate in a highly vulnerable area, you need to take specific steps to keep the tenants in an apartment complex or individuals on a premise safe.
Even though you cannot insure against every possible lousy actor, the Law requires attorneys to make inspections and talk to witnesses to see if they have a negligent security case. The owners often compromise on the security of a premises so that they can save on costs. This can be difficult to prove in court, and you need an attorney's expertise to conduct a thorough investigation.
The Complexity of Negligent Security Claims
You might hear your attorney refer to negligent security as inadequate security. The claim usually stems from a result of a criminal act that happens on commercial property. For instance, if robbery or assault takes place on the commercial property, these will encompass negligent security claims. The claims are generally based on the victim's belief that the individuals and property owners should take reasonable steps for security.
Some of the common allegations you find in a negligent security case is an area being too dark. Another common claim demands property owners to have either deployed more or better security. Often there are also allegations that the surveillance system within a location was not working correctly.
Negligent Security Claims for Crime Victims
If you have been a victim of a crime, you can quickly recover by filing a negligent security claim. Business owners who invite the people to visit their premises must keep themselves safe from perpetrators. This means that they need to deploy proper security measures.
By Law, you can file a case for negligent security and hold the owner of a premises accountable if you are the victim of a crime and face either physical or financial damages. Make sure to contact an attorney to use your potential legal claim for the injury you faced.
At Lawson Law Firm, we fight for our clients to get the compensation that they deserve after negligent or inadequate security causing injuries. We explore every avenue to get the best outcome for your case.