What is Considered Negligent Security?

You might be aware that you can sue a business or property owner if you are injured on their property due to unsafe conditions, but did you know that you can also file a premises liability lawsuit for negligent security? For example, if you were assaulted in the parking lot of a grocery store because it was poorly lit and lacked security cameras, you might have a viable premises liability claim. However, there are a few more necessary elements to prove negligence in such cases.

Here are some of the primary factors involved in a negligent security case:

  • The property owner had a duty to ensure the premises had a sufficient amount of security.
  • The property owner did not take reasonable measures to provide enough security.
  • The property owner’s failures resulted in injury or damage to the victim.

Additionally, the duty to provide adequate security can fall upon any of the following:

  • Property managers
  • Business owners
  • Homeowners
  • Landlords
  • Security personnel

Adequate security is something that is defined on a case by case basis, depending on the specific details of the environment. What might be considered adequate security for one location might be negligent and inadequate in another.

That said, when it comes to locations like convenience stores, the following security measures are necessary to keep visitors safe:

  • Well-lit parking lots
  • Silent alarm to alert a private security system or law enforcement
  • Security cameras
  • A notice that states the cash register contains less than $50
  • Fences or other security hardware, such as locks

Examples of Negligent Security

To further elaborate on the key elements described above, we compiled a list of examples of negligent security.

These are a few incidents in which you might have a viable premises liability lawsuit:

  • You were injured at a club shooting, whether it occurred inside the venue or out in the parking lot
  • You were stabbed on a train, bus, or other forms of public transportation
  • You were attacked in a parking garage or in an apartment complex

Speak to a Phoenix Premises Liability Attorney Today!

If you were injured on someone else’s property or place of business due to negligent or inadequate security, you can hold the property owner liable for your injuries. However, you will need a skilled legal representation on your side. At Rafi Law Group, our Arizona personal injury attorneys are prepared to fight for your right to a financial settlement.

Do not put off obtaining experienced legal counsel. Call our legal team today at (623) 207-1555 to request a complimentary case review with one of our attorneys.

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