What is Negligent Security?

Negligent Security is a Terrifying Form of Premises Liability

Property owners and security companies have a duty of care to ensure the guests on their properties are safe from harm. Negligent or inadequate security claims involve situations where a property owner failed to provide proper security on their premises which results in a guest on the property being victimized in a criminal act such as robbery, assault, battery, or rape.

Where Can Negligent Security Cases Occur?

Negligent Security cases can occur in many different residential and commercial settings. These settings include but are not limited to;

  • Apartment and Condo Complexes
  • Bars and Clubs
  • College Dormitories
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Office Buildings
  • Parking Lots
  • Parking Garages and Structures
  • Retail Stores and Shopping Malls
  • Schools
  • ATMs 

How Are Negligent Security Cases Proven?

Negligent security cases are incredibly difficult to litigate on behalf of a plaintiff. It is essential that you hire a skilled premises liability attorney who understands the ins and out’s of premises liability to ensure the best chance of securing recovery. The following elements are essential for your attorney to prove negligent security led to your injuries and damages.

  • The property owner or manager had a duty of care
  • The plaintiff was on the property legally
  • Criminal activity on the premises or in the area was foreseeable
  • The property owner did not provide sufficient security on the premises
  • The plaintiff was injured or killed due to the lack of sufficient security
  • The plaintiff suffered damages, monetarily or physically, as a result of the criminal act on the premises

Negligent security cases are often very complex and require a skilled and experienced attorney to properly litigate the case on behalf of a plaintiff. The plaintiff will be responsible for proving their damages were caused by the premises’ lack of proper security. If you are a victim of negligent security contact the premises liability lawyers at Clark and DiStefano, our firm offers over 40 years of experience in litigating complex cases.

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