In many states, the law holds commercial or residential property owners legally responsible for providing safe and secured premises to any visitors and guests who are legally upon their premises. In other words, the owner or party responsible for maintaining a property may be held legally responsible for any injuries resulting from the dangerous nature of their property.
This could mean that if you are injured while on someone else’s property because they failed to properly secure their premises, the property owner may be responsible for your injuries.
Holding the Property Owner or Manager Liable In a Negligent Security Case
Victims of negligent security can sustain injuries in a variety of different ways, including serious assault, rape or murder. However, in order for you, as the victim, to successfully bring a negligent security case against the owner, your injury must be caused by a condition resulting from remiss or irresponsible behavior on the part of the owner or the manager of the property.
If property owner or manager could not have in any way foreseen or taken measures to prevent the incident that caused your injuries, it may be difficult to prove your case. The bottom line is that negligent security cases, one of the many different types of premises liability claims, arises from unsafe conditions that allowed a third party attack. If the incident is foreseeable and the property owner had a duty to take all reasonable and necessary steps to prevent it from happening, then you have a valid claim for injuries.
Different Places Where Negligent Security Claims May Arise
Negligent security can exist in many different places, including:
- Hotels and motels
- Colleges, universities, dorms and campuses
- Shopping centers and malls
- Private clubs
- Amusement parks
- Other public areas or buildings
Regardless of where the negligent security incident occurred, you should immediately consult with a personal injury attorney who specifically handles these types of cases to help you determine whether you have a claim. If your attorney determines that your case is valid, he will help you obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Future potential earning capacity
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life
- Any other out of pocket expenses related to the incident
Getting injured as a result of the negligence of another party can significantly impact your life. While seeking compensation may not undo the harm done, it will provide you with a sense of justice and closure.
Consult with a Negligent Security Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligent security while on another party’s premises, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced negligent security accident attorney, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.