It is nearly impossible to predict when a problem will occur at a store, a nursing home, a hotel, a college, parking garages, banks or any other public place. A problem can include a slip and fall over a hazard, falling into a hole, tripping over a broken sidewalk, being assaulted by someone else and more. When there is not enough security, or no security at all and you suffer an injury, you might be able to hold the property owner or manager responsible for your injuries.
Duty of Care from Businesses
Businesses are required by premises liability law to provide a safe environment for their employees and their customers at all times. This is a duty of care that is owed to those who visit the property. Business owners must provide their visitors with a safe situation or at least warn their visitors of any hazardous situations that are present that could result in them suffering an injury.
What is Inadequate Security
Now that we have discussed the duty of care owed to visitors by property owners, we must define inadequate security. Claims regarding inadequate security most often result from actions taken by other people who harm the plaintiff in the case. This is either caused by an attack or some type of violence by the third party. When inadequate security occurs it is a form of negligence on the part of the property owner or manager and the claims filed fall under premises liability law.
Examples of Inadequate Security
Some examples of inadequate security include the following:
- Lack of proper lighting in a parking lot or parking garage
- Lack of a security officer in a parking lot or parking garage
- Lack of a security patrol in a hospital or hotel
- Lack of security cameras that can capture crimes
- Improperly locking doors in hotels or college dorms
- Inadequate staffing of security officers at colleges and universities
- Failing to install proper alarms in hotels, businesses, colleges or other public places
- Failing to properly train employees to keep visitors safe or how to look for suspicious activity
- Failing to monitor security cameras at banks, college campuses, business campuses, and shopping malls for possible criminal activity
Damages You can Recover in a Negligent Security Lawsuit
If you are ever injured due to negligent security on a college campus, at a shopping mall, at a hotel, or any other public place; it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney about your case. You will be able to file a claim against the party responsible for your injuries caused by inadequate security. The lawsuit can help you recover compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages for missed time at work, and the medical expenses incurred.
Schedule a Consultation with an Attorney
Were you injured on someone else’s property, or a public property, because of negligent or inadequate security? If so, you need to speak with an experienced and trusted personal injury attorney about your case. Call Roberts Law Office today at (859) 231-0202 to schedule a consultation and find out how you can hold the property owner or manager responsible for your injuries.