California Negligent Security Attorney

What is negligent security?

Negligent security is a legal theory used to refer to the duty that property owners and property managers have when keeping their property safe. In the event that a property owner is accused of negligent security, the victim of an accident, such as an assault, has the right to hold them responsible for compensation.

 Negligent security lawsuits usually arise when a person is injured because of a crime, assault, or violence on another person’s property and this was preventable if the property owner had proper security in place.

Negligent security lawsuits are a bit complex to prove, especially the fact that the accident or crime could have been prevented if there were proper safety precautions in place on the property. This is a lot to prove by the victim. That is why having an experienced negligent security lawyer will assist you with your case tremendously.

Our California and Nevada negligent security attorneys are available 24/7 via phone, email, and with offices in major cities in California and Nevada. We have decades of experience representing victims that have been injured on another person’s property.

What is a Landowner’s Duty?

Under California and Nevada law, a landlord has a duty to property visitors to make sure that the property is safe and free from any third-party crime perpetrators. This duty depends on the circumstances. For example, if the landlord owned a piece of property that was in a dangerous area known for robberies, and the landlord failed to put proper security measures in place, the landlord could be held responsible for any robberies that take place on the property.

How to Prove a Negligent Security Claim

There are different elements that must be brought forth in a negligent security claim against the other party. 

It takes an experienced attorney that has represented negligence security victims in the past to successfully prove each element. These elements may seem a bit simple, but that is not the case. Courts and insurance companies look for specific pieces of evidence when determining which party is responsible.

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 attorneys will need to prove:

  • the plaintiff was on the property lawfully
  • the property owner failed to take reasonable precautions and keep the promises safe
  • the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition
  • 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

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

  • Permanent injuries
  • Emotional distress
  • Past lost wages
  • Future lost wages

Examples of how a property owner could take reasonable steps are:

  • 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?

There are various different parties that could be defendants in a negligent security lawsuit. These 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.

Examples of how a property owner could be liable for negligence security include:

  • Poor security
  • Poor lighting on the property
  • Broken doors, locks, gates, windows
  • Lack of security cameras/surveillance
  • Lack of alarm systems 
  • Lack of security guards 
  • Poor security background checks 
  • Poor property maintenance
  • Poor emergency exits

If a violent crime had been committed due to negligent security and poor premises safety that could have been prevented, then your injury could be eligible for compensation. Our team is ready to review your situation on negligent security and premises liability that occurred.

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

  • Harassment
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Rape
  • Battery
  • False imprisonment

If you or a loved one have been hurt or injured similar to the examples above, contact our negligent security attorneys today to advocate for your rights.

Negligent Security Injuries

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

  • Head injuries
  • Bruising
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Wounds
  • Scarring
  • Brain injuries
  • Sprains
  • organ damage
  • Fractures
  • Punctures
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Lacerations
  • 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 from a Negligent Security Incident?

The first step after getting injured in a negligent security incident is to contact your healthcare provider to determine the type of damages and injuries you have suffered. For example, many head injuries do not come into play until days, or weeks later. After seeking medical advice, contact our negligent security attorneys  to determine the different types of damages you could potentially recover. It is advised to hire an attorney before getting into contact with the defendant or the insurance company. After the incident, these parties will try to downplay their liability and offer low settlement amounts.

How Can I File a Claim for Negligent Security?

Immediately after getting injured on another person’s property, you should seek a negligent security attorney. You must hire an attorney immediately since many states have a statute of limitations that limit and restrict the amount of time you could bring in a claim against another party. For example, if you bring in a claim against the other party after the statute of limitations has run, your claim will be dismissed.

Are Negligent Security Claims Only for Public Property?

Negligent security claims assert that the landowner failed to maintain the premises in a safe condition. Therefore, negligent security claims could take place on both private and public property. The property does not have to be public in order for you to be able to bring a negligent security claim.

But, it is important to note that different rules apply regarding the different types of property. For example, if the injury occurred on a government-owned property, a different statute of limitations applies since you will be filing a lawsuit against a government entity. Because there are different types of categories and different legal claims that need to be made, contact our experienced negligent security attorneys today to determine the different legal options we can take.

How much does a negligence security attorney cost?

Our negligent security attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not owe us a single dollar. When you first hire us to take on your case, you owe us nothing. This is relieving to most of our clients, especially because we take on all the risks related to your negligence security claim.

What Do Our 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 calculate your compensation and future expenses arising 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.