Premises liability cases can involve a lack of security measures that have contributed to the accident that an individual suffered from. A premises has the responsibility of having certain security measures in place to protect those that are entering into the area. A standard of care must be taken to ensure the safety of those entering the premises. Security measures are taken to prevent any criminal acts from happening. They are also in place to monitor the area and know of what is going on. Establishments are responsible for meeting the needs of the community in regards to safety. Places such as the mall, residential housing and parking lots or garages, have to meet a standard of security to provide a safe premises. Whether an individual suffers from a slip and fall or a criminal act, security measures should be available to aid them.
Can inadequate security prove premises liability?
Proper security measures must be taken by a property owner. If the owner does not keep up with safety standards, they may be causing harm to individuals. These security measures are needed to provide surveillance of the area. If it is proven that inadequate security has contributed to an accident, the injured individual may be able to hold the property owner responsible. They have a responsibility to uphold a certain level of security. If they are lacking in security, it could prove negligence on their behalf. With lacking security measures, individuals may be harmed further. When an owner or manager does not take proper security measures to provide an expected level of safety in an environment, they can be held accountable. Inadequate security cases can be based on poor or inadequate lighting, lack of or non-working security cameras, poorly trained security staff, not enough security staff, poorly maintained landscaping and broken locks or unlocked perimeter doors. All of these instances can be used to prove a case of inadequate security, putting the liability on the premises.
Is there an investigation?
An investigation is needed to prove that there were inadequate security measures on the premises. This can be used to prove that the property owner was negligent and should be held accountable. When you are injured in an accident, you should always seek medical attention. This is to ensure your injuries are tended to and that you are in good health. It will also document the extent of your injuries for the lawsuit. If it is proven that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that contributed to your incident, then you may be able to win the lawsuit. This can help you gain compensation for you injuries. You may win economic damages that refer to monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages or even lost future wages. You may even be able to win non-economic damages that can account for the pain and suffering you have endured.
The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.