Negligent Security Laws: Understanding Your Rights
As an American, your safety and security, and the safety and security of your loved ones, is a fundamental right. As a result, property owners are responsible for providing a secure environment to protect the public, and negligent security laws are in place to protect individuals harmed due to inadequate security measures on someone else's property.
Negligent security occurs when a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable criminal activity on their premises. That negligence may be due to inadequate lighting, broken locks or windows, a lack of security cameras, and other factors contributing to a dangerous environment.
If someone is injured or harmed due to negligent security, they may be able to pursue legal action against the property owner. Negligent security laws can be complex, and working with a knowledgeable attorney is essential to protect your rights.
Elements of a Negligent Security Claim
For someone to prove a negligent security claim, several elements must be present, including:
Duty: The property owner must be legally obligated to provide reasonable security measures on their property.
Breach of Duty: The property owner must have breached the above-referenced duty by failing to provide adequate security measures.
Foreseeability: The criminal activity that caused harm must have been foreseeable.
Causation: The inadequate security measures must have directly caused or contributed to the injury.
Damages: The injured party must have suffered damages due to the injury.
Types of Negligent Security Cases
Negligent security cases can occur in a variety of settings, including:
Commercial Properties: The most common negligent security incidents occur at retail stores, shopping centers, and office buildings.
Residential Properties: A residential property where a negligent security incident might occur may include an apartment complex, a condo complex, or a gated community.
Public Spaces: Parks, schools, and government buildings are public spaces where a negligent
security incident may occur.
Types of Harm in Negligent Security Cases
There are a variety of injuries that a person can suffer as a result of negligent security, including:
Assault and Battery: An assault and battery case caused by negligent security may result in physical injury and emotional trauma.
Sexual Assault: a sexual assault due to negligent security can cause lasting emotional and physical harm.
Robbery: A robbery on a property where negligent security exists may result in financial loss and bodily injury.
Wrongful Death: In the most extreme cases, victims in a negligent security case may be killed due to inadequate security measures.
Seeking Legal Help in a Negligent Security Case
Negligent security laws are in place to protect individuals who have been harmed due to inadequate security measures on someone else's property. If you have been injured or harmed due to negligent security, it is essential to seek legal help as soon as possible. Working with an experienced attorney can help ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.
Fazli Law Works to Protect the Rights of Consumers
At Fazli Law, our primary concern is protecting the rights of clients injured or harmed due to negligent security. Our team of legal experts will give you the one-on-one attention you deserve. We will take time to understand what happened and help you make the most informed decisions about your next steps.
Fazli Law has offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Texas, with experts available to help you file your negligent security claim.
Please be aware that any information published on our website should not be misconstrued as legal advice.
If you are a loved one has been injured or harmed due to negligent security, contact Fazli Law to find out how we can help.