INADEQUATE SECURITY ATTORNEY
An inadequate security attorney handles these matters as premises liability claims. Plaintiffs sue to hold the owner or operator of a property liable for failure to provide proper security which resulted in an injury. Sometimes an injunction is also sought to require that better security is installed. These cases can be brought for negligence, and also for criminal acts that occur on the premises if the owner can anticipate that this criminal activity might occur. An inadequate security attorney can apply these concepts to your particular situation.
DUTIES OF A PROPERTY OWNER OR OPERATOR
- They must collect and report information about criminal activity in or near their property
- They must employ appropriate security policies inside and outside buildings
- They must do appropriate background checks and provide training and supervision to employees
HOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER SECURITY IS ADEQUATE
The duty of care is “fact-driven,” meaning that it depends very much on the particular type of property, nature of its use and its location. For example, a business that serves alcohol such as a bar, nightclub or casino, is expected to employ a security staff. One of the most common actions handled by an inadequate security attorney is a bar/nightclub assault. When a person is assaulted either by an over-eager bouncer or by another patron, these establishments can be held liable. A shoe store would not be expected to provide as much security and is not serving alcohol, so a claim against a store because another customer punched you, would not be successful, as this is not something reasonable to anticipate.
Crime demographics play a part in this analysis. An apartment building in a high crime area might be expected to have substantial security measures in place, whereas a vacation condo in the countryside would not. Another factor is where on the property the accident happened. Somebody assaulted in a back alley would not have as strong a claim as somebody attacked in the lobby.
ASK AN INADEQUATE SECURITY ATTORNEY
If you are not sure whether or not you have a case, please call inadequate security attorney Wittenstein & Wittenstein. We’ve been handling these claims for generations, and can answer all your questions and address all your concerns.