Los Angeles Negligent Security Attorney

Landowners in Los Angeles have a duty to make sure that their property is well cared for, and there is adequate security to prevent any future incidents.  If you have been injured on another person’s property in Los Angeles, you may have a claim against the landowner, or person leasing or renting the property.

Inadequate security on a property can lead to robbery, battery, or assault. There are several different types of injuries that could result from these security breaches. Failure to maintain adequate security falls under a legal theory called premises liability. Premises liability holds the landowner or land occupier accountable for injuries suffered on their property. If the landowner was negligent in maintaining their property, or failed to take adequate measures to secure their property from crime, you may have a claim against the property for your injuries suffered.

You could seek compensation for your injuries. For example, a bar parking lot has a history of attacks in the past. You were recently attacked in the same bar parking lot. If you are able to show that the bar knew that attacks were occurring in their parking lot, yet failed to take any measures, you may have a claim against the bar for premises liability. The fact that the bar knew that attacks and fights in the parking lot were ongoing, yet failed to take any precautions, such as hiring a security guard or installing new lighting, could make the bar liable for your injuries.

Our Los Angeles negligent security attorneys are available 24/7 via phone, email. We also have an office conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles, on Wilshire. We have decades of experience representing victims that have been injured on another person’s property.  Call us today for a free no risk consultation to discuss your potential negligence security claim, and the amount of damages you could potentially receive against the liable party.

What is Negligent Security?

Negligent security is a type of legal claim that addresses the lack of security on the property. This occurs when the landowner fails to secure the property in a safe condition. For example, the more likely the property is located in a dangerous area, the more likely the land will need stricter security.  If the landowner fails to get security on the land and guests are injured, guests have a claim against the land owner for negligent security. The owner of the property could be liable for the victim’s damages.

Although the owner of the property did not themselves get involved in the crime, they enabled it through their actions. Thus, the owner of the property could be held liable and may pay for the victim’s injuries.

Are negligent security claims common in Los Angeles?

Negligent security claims are very common in Los Angeles, especially because there are different types of businesses. This increases the likelihood that victims could get injured on the land of a business.

What are different actions a landowner could take that hold them liable for negligence in Los Angeles?

  • Poor security
  • Poor lighting on the property
  • Broken doors, locks, gates, windows
  • Lack of security cameras/surveillance
  • Lack of alarms
  • No emergency exits

How to Prove Liability In a Negligent Security Claim in Los Angeles

The plaintiff is the party that is bringing the lawsuit against the liable party. The plaintiff in a negligence security claim will most likely be the victim who was injured.  The defendant is the party that is representing themselves in the negligent security lawsuit. An example of the defendant will most likely be the landowner.

In Los Angeles, there are specific elements that the plaintiff has to prove to make sure that the defendant is held liable. Our skilled and negligent security attorneys will be able to address your different needs and make sure that you received maximum compensation for your injuries. Our Los Angeles negligent security attorneys will need to prove:

  • the property owner failed to take reasonable precautions and keep the promises safe
  • the plaintiff suffered injury as a result of the property owner’s failure
  • the plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the injury

Damages You Could Receive in a Negligent Security Claim  in Los Angeles

There are different types of damages we could collect for your injuries as a result of the negligent security. These damages include:

  • Permanent injuries: for example, you could receive compensation for your medical bills, Hospital stay, prescription medication, and potential Physical Therapy you may need in the future.
  • Emotional distress: going through an attack on someone’s property could be a very traumatic experience, and the victim could suffer severe depression and anxiety. You could seek compensation for your emotional distress against the liable party.
  • Past lost wages: when a victim is injured on someone else’s property, they may have to take time off from work in order to heal from their injuries. The victim may be able to seek compensation from the landowner for past lost wages.
  • Future lost wages: If the injuries are permanent and severe, the victim may have to take more time off from work. The victim could also seek future lost wages from the liable party.

How can a landowner prevent negligent security?

There are different types of actions a Los Angeles landowner could take in order to make sure that their property is secured, and to prevent any negligent security claims against them. Examples of how a property owner could take reasonable steps to ensure a secure premises include:

  • Security guards
  • Gates
  • Security cameras
  • Replacing old windows
  • Installing alarm systems
  • Installing motion sensor technology
  • Adding lighting to the property

Who Are the Defendants in a Negligent Security Legal Claim?

In Los Angeles, negligent security claims could get very complex, especially because there are multiple landowners and multiple parties that lease the land. There are various different parties that could be defendants in a negligent security lawsuit. These Different parties include:

  • Shopping malls
  • Parking garages
  • Airports
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Theaters
  • Amusement park
  • Office Buildings
  • Apartments
  • Homes

If you or a loved one has been injured at any of the above locations, contact our experienced attorneys today.

What type of crimes occur because of negligent security  In Los Angeles?

Examples of how people are injured in a negligence security legal claim include:

  • Harassment: harassment can take form physically and / or verbally. For example, the perpetrator could yell harassing words as threats, or could initiate unwanted touching.
  • Assault: assault occurs when the perpetrator engages in unwanted touching that causes injury or is offensive, coupled with instilling fear into the victim.
  • Robbery: this occurs when there’s a trespasser taking and carrying away another person’s property, coupled with fear.
  • Rape: Rapist unwanted sexual contact that  involves sexual penetration.
  • Battery: battery is unwanted harmful or offensive contact. The contact can be directly with the person, or with an object on the person.
  • False imprisonment: This type of crime occurs when  the perpetrator restrains another and confines another within a bounded area.
  • vandalism/property damage: Vandalism and property damage occur for various reasons, often influenced by social, psychological, economic, and environmental factors.

If you or a loved one have been hurt or injured during any of the crimes mentioned above on another person’s property, contact our negligent security attorneys today to advocate for your rights.

Negligent Security Injuries  in Los Angeles

Injuries that could occur as a result of negligence security include:

  • Head injuries
  • Bruising
  • Broken bones
  • traumatic brain injury
  • Internal injuries
  • Wounds
  • Scarring
  • Punctures
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Lacerations
  • paralysis
  • Blindness
  • Wrongful death

Different psychological effects that could result after being a victim of negligence security include:

  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Fear of returning to the location where the incident occurred

What Should I do After Being Injured Due to a Negligent Security Incident In Los Angeles?

  •  The first and most important step is to seek medical treatment immediately. Even if you believe that you have not sustained any severe injuries, it is still very important to get it checked out by a medical professional. Many injuries could kick in after the incident. For example, a headache could be an indication of a traumatic brain injury suffered.
  • Collect evidence regarding the incident. For example, make sure that you get all the information of witnesses who experienced the incident, along with taking photos of the environment.
  • Contact and experienced negligent security attorney in Los Angeles. The at fault party will often always try to downplay their claim there’s much as possible, to avoid paying  any compensation. Our attorneys will communicate with the other liable party for you.

What Do Our Los Angeles Experienced Negligent Security Attorneys Do?

Our experienced negligent security attorneys get to work immediately after a client consultation. We try to gather as much information as possible to build a stronger claim against the other party. We visit the place where the incident occurred, and try to take photos, criminal records, police reports, and records of witnesses.  The stronger the evidence, the more likely you will be able to get compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys then work to calculate your compensation and the future expenses that arise from these negligent security incidents. We will negotiate with the defendant and insurance company to get a settlement offer that could cover your damages.

Contact us today for a free no risk consultation.  Our attorneys are available 24/7 to  listen to your potential claim, and determine the different legal steps we can take.  If you or a loved one have been injured on another person’s property, contact our negligent security attorneys today.