What is a Negligent Security Case?
Clients will sometimes call our office after a serious injury and ask, “What is a negligent security case, and do I have a valid claim?” Negligent security refers to an injury you sustained from a malicious attack that could have been prevented if the premises on which the assault took place had adequate security. For example, if you are robbed and assaulted in the parking lot of a store that is known to have a high crime rate, you have a valid negligent security claim.
Of course, like all cases, there are many factors at play. A store or establishment in an area that is a hotbed for criminal activity requires a security guard to be employed and on-duty at times when the crime rate is highest. The business owner is required to protect their patrons and not leave them at risk of injury. If the security guard is negligent in doing their duty — or if there never was a security guard to begin with — the responsibility will fall upon the property owner. Contact our office immediately if you have been involved in such a dangerous situation.
What is a Negligent Security Case? | Giving a Recorded Statement
Sometimes insurance companies representing commercial establishments request recorded statements from clients. Our firm always tells clients that under no circumstance should they provide a recorded statement to an insurance company.
The insurance company has adjusters who are specially trained to elicit information that is beneficial to the insured and the insurance company, but not necessarily to my client. Their goal is to minimize the amount of monies paid out on any claim.
What is a Negligent Security Case? | Choosing an Attorney
When pursuing a negligent security case, you need an attorney who’s experienced in the courtroom, who has years of experience trying cases, and who knows the laws and regulations regarding security in the safety of patrons at business establishments.
If you have any questions about your negligent security case, please call our office to schedule a free consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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