Premises Liability / Negligent Building Security

Too often, people suffer injury because negligent business owners fail to properly supervise and maintain their business property. Business owners owe a duty of reasonable care to people who lawfully come in contact with their property — meaning they must keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition or warn customers if there is a dangerous condition. We’ve successfully tried and settled numerous cases involving failure to provide adequate security or a safe premises.

Negligent building security can occur in any building, including apartments, hotels, university buildings, parking garages, business centers, hospitals or retail stores. In addition to personal injury that can occur when owners fail to adequately supervise their property, negligent building security can also result in instances of assault, sexual assault or rape, robbery, burglary, or theft.

Business owners are negligent when they fail to utilize safety measures commonly used by similarly situated business owners. Negligent building security issues can include but are not limited to:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Inadequate building locks
  • Inadequate room locks
  • Failure to provide appropriate security guards
  • Failure to warn of a hazard on the property
  • Failure to adequately secure a swimming pool
  • Failure to provide safety measures such as closed circuit television

When business owners are negligent and people get hurt or are victimized as a result, injured parties have a right to file a civil lawsuit to recover just compensation for their injuries or losses. If you or a family member have been seriously injured as a result of negligence or dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, please reach out to us.

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