Every week people watch the news and learn that yet again someone has been the victim of an attack or burglary while on the premises of a business or apartment complex. What that victim may not know is that their attack may have been more than just bad luck. In some cases, the business was negligent in providing sufficient security. If you were injured through the intentional or negligent acts of another person while on the premises of public property, your injury may have been preventable. The attorneys at Merritt & Merritt are here to help you navigate your way through this sticky situation.
Negligent security is the failure to provide adequate security in public establishments. It is the responsibility of the business to ensure that their patrons can exit and enter the business safely and without the fear of being attacked. When owners fail to secure their premises, their customers are left open to serious crimes, injuries and even wrongful death.
Our attorneys at Merritt & Merritt Law Firm will dig deep and ask questions such as: Why did this crime occur? Why did it happen to this client? And why did it happen at this particular location? It could be that this business has a history of this type of activity. In some cases, the business has extensive documentation of police calls and other problems.
You can also be hurt by the very people who are supposed to protect you. Bouncers, employees of night clubs, and even security guards may use excessive or unnecessary force and their employer may be liable. A simple background check of the employee could have been the difference in your injury.
An owner of the property always has responsibility to ensure its patrons a safe visit while on the premises.
Here are a few examples of negligent security:
- Faulty locks
- Lack of security system
- Absence of patrol guards
- Failure to adequately warn of potential dangers
- Failure to respond to security alerts
- Inadequate lighting
Negligent security can lead to all types of crimes including assault, rape or robbery. However, many people are unaware of how easily these devastating crimes could have been avoided.
At Merritt & Merritt, we fight for justice for those who have been injured due to the negligence of others and we will fight for you. If you or someone you love has been a victim of negligent security and as a result have suffered injuries, give Merritt & Merritt Law Firm a call at 1-800-738-WEWIN (93946).
We are here to help you and want to see you be victorious during these trying times.