Negligent And Inadequate Security
Negligent and inadequate security cases occur when a person is injured or killed because of the negligence of the property owner or business. Such cases include rape, assault and battery, and murder in parking lots, parking garages, motels, hotels, office buildings, retail stores, malls, schools, bars, nightclubs and apartment buildings.
Businesses and property owners are required to take reasonable measures to prevent criminal attacks on their customers or clients where such criminal attacks are foreseeable. Whether or not there is liability in a security cases typically depends on whether or not the crime was foreseeable.
There are five basic categories of negligent security cases:
The attorneys at Sabatini and Associates, LLC have significant experience in successfully representing victims of crime in cases where the crime could have and should have been prevented if the business or property owner provided adequate security. If you have been a victim of crime as a result of inadequate security it is important for you to take the following steps: notify the police and provide the police with a full and accurate description of the incident, seek immediate medical attention, photograph your injuries, and seek legal counsel. Retaining legal counsel shortly after the incident is important. It allows our attorneys to take immediate action on your behalf including: contacting and interviewing any eye witnesses to the incident, photographing the location of the incident, contacting the police and obtaining crime incident statistics for the location of the incident and the surrounding area, identifying the legal owner of the business or property where the crime took place, and placing the defendant on notice of our intention to file a legal claim for damages on your behalf.
If you have been injured due to negligent security, please contact the law firm and speak to one of our experienced attorneys.