Negligent Security: Holding Property Owners Accountable for Your Safety
Our Cherry Hill injury lawyers understand the importance of feeling safe and secure in your surroundings, whether it’s your workplace, residential property, or public spaces. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys are dedicated to holding property owners accountable when their failure to provide adequate security measures leads to harm or injury.
Understanding Negligent Security
Negligent security refers to a property owner’s failure to implement reasonable security measures to protect individuals from foreseeable risks. When a property owner neglects their duty to provide adequate security, it can result in crimes such as assaults, robberies, or other acts of violence. Victims of these incidents have the right to seek compensation for their physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses.
How We Can Help
At The Leonard Injury Firm, we have a strong track record of success in handling negligent security cases. Our skilled attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your incident, gathering evidence and building a solid case to establish the property owner’s negligence. We will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.
Proving liability in a negligent security case requires demonstrating several key elements. Our experienced legal team will work diligently to establish:
- Duty of care: We will establish that the property owner had a legal duty to provide reasonable security measures to protect individuals on their premises.
- Breach of duty: We will show how the property owner failed to meet this duty by not implementing adequate security measures, such as proper lighting, surveillance cameras, trained security personnel, or secure access control systems.
- Causation: We will establish a direct link between the property owner’s breach of duty and the incident that caused your injuries. This may involve demonstrating that the incident was foreseeable or that previous similar incidents had occurred on the property.
- Damages: We will help you document and quantify your physical injuries, emotional distress, medical expenses, lost wages, and any other damages you have suffered as a result of the negligent security.
At The Leonard Injury Firm, we are dedicated to providing personalized attention and compassionate support to each client we represent. We understand the emotional and physical toll that negligent security incidents can take on victims and their families. Rest assured, our team will fight vigorously to protect your rights, seek justice, and pursue the maximum compensation possible.
Negligent security cases can arise in various settings where individuals have a reasonable expectation of safety. Here are some common types of negligent security cases we handle:
- Inadequate Lighting: Poorly lit areas can create an environment conducive to criminal activity. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that adequate lighting is installed to deter criminals and provide a safe environment for visitors or residents.
- Lack of Surveillance: The absence or malfunctioning of surveillance cameras can hinder the identification and prevention of criminal acts. Property owners should have proper surveillance systems in place to monitor and record activities on their premises.
- Insufficient Security Staff: In certain locations, such as shopping centers, hotels, or apartment complexes, employing trained security personnel is essential to deter criminal behavior. Inadequate staffing or lack of proper training can contribute to an unsafe environment.
- Negligent Hiring and Background Checks: Property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care when hiring employees or contractors. Failing to conduct thorough background checks or hiring individuals with a history of violence or criminal behavior can expose others to unnecessary risks.
- Faulty Access Control Systems: Malfunctioning or inadequate access control systems, such as broken locks, malfunctioning gates, or unsecured entrances, can make it easier for unauthorized individuals to gain access to a property, putting others at risk.
- Negligent Response to Previous Incidents: If a property owner is aware of previous criminal incidents on their premises, they have a duty to take appropriate actions to enhance security and prevent future occurrences. Neglecting to address known risks can be considered negligent.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been a victim of negligent security, don’t hesitate to seek legal help. Contact The Leonard Injury Firm today to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will listen to your story, assess the merits of your case, and provide you with expert legal advice tailored to your situation. Remember, you don’t have to face this difficult journey alone – we are here to guide you every step of the way.