When property owners make the premises safe for those who are visiting, this typically includes taking adequate security measures like ensuring that areas are well lit, walkways are clear, and stairways are secure. The property doesn’t have an unsecured animal or any other kinds of exposed hazards that could cause injuries. One of the top issues that puts visitors in danger is a lack of security—no floodlights, security officer, or working locks. Without these measures in place, visitors may sustain damages from a violent crime.
After these traumatizing situations happen, you deserve to have someone who will speak up for you. A negligent security lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you get the justice you deserve. We’ve handled all types of negligent security cases and know how uncertain this time can be for you and your family. We’ll listen to your side of the story and investigate to see if the property owner’s negligence is what led to your attack and resulting injuries.
Did Negligent Security Lead To Your Attack?
Property owners or those in charge of a premises are supposed to take measures to protect visitors. When they don’t, the injured party can hold them accountable under premises liability law. Having poor security measures or not having them at all also applies to this area of personal injury law.
If the property owner’s failure to have reasonable security measures and deterrents contributed to your attack, then you may be eligible to pursue a negligent security case. This can include security cameras, security personnel, and installing proper locks. You may also hold the owner of the premises liable if they had security measures, but they were broken, uninstalled, or weren’t working. The owner should have taken reasonable steps to know about the status of their security features and fix any issues in a timely manner.
What Injuries Can Occur Because of Negligent Security?
Without security protection, premises site visitors may be vulnerable to attacks. When these attacks happen, they may suffer physical injuries from the assailant kicking, punching, or grabbing. The injuries can become more severe if the attacker has a weapon.
In addition to physical injuries, the emotional trauma of the accident can have lasting effects as well. Victims of attacks may suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. They may replay the incident over and over again in their minds or not be able to go near the premises where the attack happened. Those suffering from emotional trauma may also develop anxiety or depression and may need the care of a mental health professional.
Some attacks can also cause loss of personal property. If the attacker robs their victim, they can take their phone, wallet with important cards and cash, and other valuable items they happened to have on them. The victim may need to go through the process of canceling cards and getting a new phone. While they may report their other stolen items to the police, loss of money or jewelry can be difficult to track down.
When you’re left with serious losses after an attack, you can take legal steps to get justice. Your negligent security attorney will be at your side to help you through this difficult time.
Where Can Negligent Security Incidents Happen?
Property owners of all kinds have a responsibility to keep their premises safe. Public areas where many people go every day should have security measures so no harm comes to them. Just a few examples include:
- Stores/Shopping Centers
- Parking Garages
- Gas Stations
Other examples of places where negligent security can result in someone getting hurt include apartment buildings, the workplace, schools, and places of mass transit. Even a parking lot that lacks adequate lighting can become a dangerous place. If the incident that resulted in your injuries occurred on private property, you should still reach out to a negligent security lawyer. They’ll take a look at the laws of the state you’re in and the unique circumstances of your case to help you find the best way to proceed.
How Can a Lawyer Help You File a Negligent Security Claim?
When you have an experienced negligent security attorney representing your rights, you can trust that they’re going to fight for your best interests. At Thomas Law Offices, we understand how devastating an attack can be—and how the injuries and damages can continue to affect you.
The injuries you sustained may require medical treatment and time to heal. During this period, you’re likely not going to be able to work or live your life as you did before the incident. On top of this, you’re processing the emotional injuries you suffered as well. We’ll help you hold the property owner accountable for their inadequate security and file a negligent security lawsuit.
The first part of building you a strong negligent security case is to find out what happened. We’ll get your account of the story, identify the responsible parties, and use all available avenues to see how the incident affected you. This includes any significant injuries you sustained and the full economic and noneconomic damages of the incident.
Our negligent security lawyers know what questions to ask. We’ll seek the answers to the following:
- Did the incident occur on private, public, or commercial property?
- Does the property have a history of criminal activity occurring on the premises?
- Did the property have proper security measures?
- What type of crime occurred and when did it happen?
- Was a security guard supposed to be on duty and they weren’t there?
- Did a business owner fail to fix security cameras?
- What were the medical costs of your injuries?
- Did the property owner fail to prevent foreseeable crimes?
You can also seek legal aid from negligent security attorneys if your loved one was a victim of a crime. If a loved one was on someone else’s property and an attack occurred that resulted in death, our lawyers can help you seek justice with a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our lawyers will also help you handle any questions or communications with insurance adjusters. It’s common for people injured on another’s property to receive a call from an insurance adjuster to get a statement of what happened. However, the adjuster is likely seeking information that will help the insurance company they represent protect their bottom line. The best way to make sure you don’t provide information that could be used against you is to have a negligent security lawyer speak on your behalf.
When you’re healing physical and emotional injuries and aren’t able to work, you may start to worry about your finances. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’ll support your family and yourself. We’ll fight for you to get fair compensation so you can get the recovery you deserve.
Thomas Law Offices Can Help With Negligent Security Cases
When a property owner failed to keep their premises safe, you can rely on a negligent security lawyer to fight for you to obtain compensation for your injuries and losses. Thomas Law Offices serves clients nation-wide and are ready to hear about your case in a free evaluation. Get in touch with us today so we can review your legal options.