Was Negligent Security the Cause for a Crime?
Posted December 22nd, 2014 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Premises Liability.
Being a victim of any type of crime can be a frightening and life-changing experience. What can make the crime even more unbearable is that it could have been prevented. If this happens to you, this may have been a case of negligent security.
Negligent security is when means the owner of the premises are responsible to keep the property safe for anyone who visits. Some common cases involving negligent security includes:
- Failure to provide adequate parking lot security (poor lighting, no security cameras, etc.)
- Assaults in stairwells or elevators
- Failure to screen/supervise those hired for security purposes
- Negligent security on college campuses
- Negligent security on store or mall property
Just like premises liability for a slip and fall accident, it is the responsibility of the property owner to make the area safe for its visitors. And not just keeping the area clear of dangers — this includes providing adequate security for customers. Although the property owner may not be responsible for the crime that was committed, the owner is still required to take measure to protect the customers. This means installing security cameras, hiring guards and providing adequate lighting in areas such as parking lots.
If you have been a victim of a violent crime at a store or mall, there is help out there for you. For more than 26 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling personal injury cases related to negligent security. We know who is responsible and will make sure you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.