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:
- Inadequate security (lack of staffing, improperly or poorly trained security officers)
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate security system, mechanisms, procedures
- Inadequate key control (hotels/motels/apartments;gas stations)
- Inadequate supervision (children, incompetents)
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, and photograph your injuries.
Call our attorneys today at 860-667-0839 to discuss your negligent security case.