Negligent or Insufficient Security
Negligent security is a type of premise liability that involves a property owner’s responsibility to visitors when they are on their premises. If a property owner does not take steps to ensure they are providing a secure, safe environment for patrons, their failure to provide adequate security can lead to violent crimes that result in personal injury and / or wrongful death. These cases are common in apartment buildings or offices. Property owners have a responsibility to provide reasonable security measures like adequate lighting, security cameras and alarms, guards or doormen, and secure access to prevent foreseeable crimes.
Common Locations Affected by Negligent Security:
- Shopping Centers
- Grocery Stores
- Hotels and Motels
- Parking garages
- Banks and ATM machines
If you were the victim of a crime like robbery or assault you may be able to hold the property owner liable for negligence if they did not provide adequate security that could have prevented the crime.
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